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Southern Company Plant Operator in Princeton, California

Plant Operator


Basic Function:

Operates, monitors, and maintains natural gas process systems for the plant. Work single person rotating shifts encompassing all holidays and weekends (plant is maintained 24/7/365), on shift operator is required to perform all duties until relief arrives, including unscheduled overtime due to illness, injury, and/or inclement weather. Keep up to date records (operating procedures and records, all security/hazard manuals, and personnel requirements). Works with high pressure gas, high temperature machinery, electrical voltage, combustion chambers and at elevated heights.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs monthly, quarterly, and annual scheduled maintenance work orders utilizing 7I Plant Maintenance program and assists maintenance technicians with PMs.

  • Trains technicians and new operators on all plant operation duties and processes.

  • Coordinates all plant processes and required duties as well as maintain correspondence with all (4) LNG plants and Gas Control while performing job duties during high stress situations (e.g., high send out rates requested by Gas Control to maintain and support proper volume/pressure to system).

  • Provides proactive preventative maintenance (PM) activities (e.g., annual inspections, relief/control valve testing, switch calibrations). Must maintain records on computer system to ensure compliance with state, federal, and Company policies and regulations.

  • Controls operations of equipment and processes natural gas:

  • Monitors plant operating conditions of plant from control room; responds to alarms, recognizes operational problems; analyzes and adjusts process variables (e.g., start, operation, to optimize plant performance.

  • Oversees safety and security operations; monitors and controls plant access; evaluates alarms, resolves conditions and appropriately responds to all alarms/issues.

  • Maintains continuous communications monitors operations; provides assistance to other Operators and personnel when required.

  • Records daily, weekly and monthly data (e.g., meter and gauge readings: barometer, ambient temperature, ELOG and logbook, tank level, and equipment readings: temperature, pressure, flow, and rate); prepares accurate daily, weekly and monthly reports.

  • Maintains plant upkeep and appearance.

Education and Experience:


  • High school diploma or GED

  • 2-3 years electronics, engineering, or gas industry experience


  • Associate degree in a technical discipline


  • Equivalent academic education and experience



  • Function Block Programming (Ladder Logic)-basic proficiency

  • Office assistant skills (e.g., switchboard, typing, faxing)

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Access) – basic proficiency

  • 7I Scheduling System

  • Stress management skills

  • Operator Qualified in accordance with Company Plan



  • State driver’s license

  • Company driving test

  • DOT physical examination including drug and alcohol screening

  • Forklift certification

  • DOT 193 and NFPA 59A requirements (e.g. confined space entry, fire training)


  • Ability to read P&Is, CLDs, and SLDs

AGLR Success Factors:

Executing for Results Collaboration and Building Relationships

Learning and Thinking Industry Knowledge/Business Acumen

Honoring Corporate Values & Standards

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work safely at elevated heights (top of tank)

  • Exposure to excessive heat, cold and noise

  • Keyboarding – Constant

  • Critical operation during extreme ambient temperatures (0 degrees to 100 degrees)

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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: Central Valley Gas Storage

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

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

5285 McAusland Rd

Princeton, 95970

Req ID: GAS2004439