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Southern Company Instrument & Electrical Technician in Princeton, California

Instrument & Electrical Technician


Basic Function

Inspects, troubleshoots, and maintains electrical power circuits and equipment, control and automation systems, electronic and pneumatic equipment used in gas and/or hydrocarbon storage, pipeline and compressor station operations, leach plant operations, and potential measurement facilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

•Installs, inspects, maintains, operates, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and adjusts various pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, and electronic devices.

•Installs, programs, troubleshoots, repairs various Programmable Logic (PLC) controls.

•Installs, programs, troubleshoots, repairs various SCADA equipment.

•Perform preventative maintenance checks on compressors, pumps, drivers, and auxiliary equipment.

•Performs Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) Compliance checks on all control systems and components.

•Maintain electrical switch gear and power distribution.

•Install, analyze and repair security/intrusion systems.

•Respond to emergency and operational needs whenever necessary.

•Identify and report safety and environmental concerns.

•Completes appropriate documentation and paperwork.

Required Qualifications

•Intermediate computer skills with MS operating system and current MS Office applications, and quick to learn other applications (i.e., company software).

•Associates degree in a technical field, or equivalent experience.

•Five years’ work experience in instrumentation, electronics and control systems.

•Working experience with low and high-pressure water pumps, electronic equipment, high pressure gas, processing equipment and reciprocating engines and compressors.

•Experience preparing drawings of electrical circuits.

•Working knowledge of National Electric Code.

•Experience reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical blueprints and diagrams.

•Process controls and understanding of gas and liquid processing fundamentals.

•Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high-pressure systems.

•Experience applying and interpreting results from common electrical measurement instruments (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter, calibration instruments, etc.).


•Valid driver’s license and safe driver’s record.

Physical Requirements

•Lift and carry medium to heavy weight items.

•Reach overhead for items, stoop, bend, and twist while working.

•Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force frequently.

•Other physical activities include crouching, talking, hearing, and performing repetitive motions.

•Visual acuity requirements include color, depth perception and field of vision necessary to operate a computer.


The person in this position is required to work for extended periods of time in varied weather conditions. May be required to work periodically away from assigned location.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employees within this classification. Principle duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities that may be assigned this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as assigned by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: California-Northern Calfornia-Princeton

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Central Valley Gas Storage - 5285 McAusland Rd. (5285PrincetonCODE)

5285 McAusland Rd

Princeton, 95970

Req ID: GAS2004214