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Southern Company Maintenance Specialist in Riverdale, Georgia

Maintenance Specialist


Job Summary:

This position is responsible to inspect, maintain and repair equipment at Storage and Peaking Ops facilities, and to assist Plant Operators and Technicians to maintain facility operations in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner. The Maintenance Specialist will also perform operator duties when assigned.

Job Responsibilities

Functional Expertise:

•Responsible for inspection, maintenance and upkeep of all equipment at Storage and Peaking Ops facilities, including pipeline maintenance and responding to One Call locates.

•Must develop a good working knowledge of assigned facilities and systems and be able to schedule and perform various repairs to equipment as needed.

•Must become familiar with facility operations and competently fill in as Plant Operator when needed, following the facility shift schedule.

•Legibly, and accurately record equipment and facility operations, and prepares required reports completely and accurately

•Comply with Company policies and procedures as well as applicable State and Federal regulations.

•Performs scheduled compliance and/or maintenance checks and/or work orders on equipment under his/her responsibilities or assignments.

•Responds appropriately to abnormal operating conditions in order to maintain a safe and reliable operating environment.

•Responds appropriately to Emergency Response situations and performs first responder duties in accordance with the Emergency Response Plan.

Business Acumen:

•Must be competent with coordinating major equipment or facility repairs and/or inspections by third parties, as qualified and assigned.

•Strives to promote continuous improvement of maintenance and operating practices so as to continually enhance safe, efficient, and reliable operation of facilities.

•Identify and report operational issues that may impact facility reliability or efficiency to peers and supervision.

•Identify and report operational issues that may impact compliance with regulations or company policies and procedures.


•Must be a team player, able to work and communicate effectively with peers, direct supervision and management.

•Assists other site personnel in performing various maintenance and/or inspection tasks as requested. Utilizes the above opportunities as a means to increase self-knowledge and expertise regarding site equipment and the safe, efficient and reliable operations of the facilities. 1

•Must be self-motivated and hold self accountable for job duties and responsibilities

•Collaborates with peers, supervision, internal groups, consultants and contractors to improve operations and maintenance processes and practices.

•Promotes good relations with all customers (i.e., commercial, gas control, gas supply, other operating facilities, interconnecting pipelines, management, etc.) and cooperates with other personnel and/or departments.

•Participates in Company or vendor sponsored training programs, cross-training assignments, job shadowing, and/or the Company’s educational assistance program to improve self knowledge and skills.

Driving Results:

•Effectively collaborates with others to plan, schedule, measure and evaluate work activities to ensure that facilities continually operate safely, reliably and efficiently.

•Works with peers to continually improve system efficiency and reliability.

•Strives to continually maintain and operate facilities in an efficient and reliable manner by utilizing knowledge of facilities, peer knowledge/expertise, new technology, best practices, and/or tools available to maximize system efficiency and reliability.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


High School Graduate or GED

Valid state driver’s license


Associates degree in technical, process, or plant operator specialties

Related Work Experience:


General mechanical aptitude


Gas operations and/or process experience, or equivalent experience

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

Knowledge of the principles internal combustion engines, and gas processing equipment.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


Must be able to pass DOT Operator Qualification requirements for specific covered tasks.

Proficient understanding and use of the English language.

Ability to prepare written and electronic reports in a clear and concise manner.

Good computer skills (i.e., Word, Excel, MS Outlook, etc.).

Ability to interact effectively with others

Motivated, with good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills


Mathematical proficiency

Knowledge of pipeline, compression, process, LNG, LP, and/or storage field operations.

Basic knowledge of gas handling/processing equipment.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

The incumbent works in a plant and field environment, in all types of weather conditions.

May be required to work shift schedules that may vary according to facility operational 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 and performing repetitive motions.

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

Travel requirements are infrequent (0% - 5%).


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 in the job. Reasonable accommodations 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: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Riverdale

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Riverdale LNG - 7790 Hwy 85 (7790RiverdaleCODE)

7790 Hwy 85

Riverdale, 30274

Req ID: ASC2000115