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Southern Company Manufacturing Process Specialist Senior- Corporate in Birmingham, Alabama

Manufacturing Process Specialist Senior- Corporate


Sr. Vendor Oversight Manufacturing Process Specialist (Corporate)

Summary of Position Duties:

The Vendor Oversight Manufacturing Process Specialist (VO/MPS) position is in the Materials Quality Engineering department, VO group, of Southern Nuclear Company (SNC). To enhance supplier and sub-supplier equipment quality, this position is responsible for performing VO surveillance of both Supplier and/or Sub-supplier manufacturing processes including the assessment of capability and capacity of machines and processes as well as, manufacturing employee qualifications. In addition, the VO/MPS will evaluate and qualify new manufacturing facilities, processes and technologies. Additional job responsibilities include:

  • Review proposed Technical Specifications to determine manufacturing process requirements

  • Conduct Supplier and Sub-Supplier Manufacturing surveillances to evaluate:

  • Manufacturing Equipment

  • Manufacturing Processes

  • Manufacturing Capability

  • Manufacturing Capacity

  • Manufacturing employee qualifications

  • Manufacturing Process Specification Manual

  • Identify manufacturing process problems

  • Conduct Pre-job Briefs with the VO Supervisor

  • Maintain job qualifications according to SNC training requirements

  • Implement VO Manufacturing Process Surveillance Plans with rigor and intrusiveness

  • Maintain a Questioning Attitude

  • Maintain the VO Database

  • Monitor the activities of Component Engineers acting in VO roles

  • Capture supplier manufacturing deficiencies discovered while performing process surveillance activities

  • Issue and resolve Supplier Non-conformance Reports

  • Issue, as applicable, Condition Reports

  • Support VO group metrics reporting

  • Support group, department, division and company goals

  • As required, act as a team member to resolve group, department, division and company issues

  • Self-educate to stay current with new manufacturing processes, codes, standards, etc.

  • As required, act as a team member to resolve group, department, division, and company issues

  • Challenge existing processes and procedures.

  • Identify process inefficiencies and offer recommendations for resolution.

  • When required, act on the behalf of the VO Supervisor, or other management representatives

  • CGDP comments to the supplier shall go through the buyer to maintain tracking of actions required until closure of the CGDP review EN. Buyer to update PO when SNC approval of CGDP is complete.

Education & Work Experience:

The ideal candidate must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or technical Associate Degree in Engineering (ideally in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical, Welding, or I&C), Industrial Technology, Management Information Systems, or closely related technical degree and a minimum of 10 years of related manufacturing experience, or

  • A minimum of 15 years of related manufacturing experience.

The following areas will be used in evaluating what is considered “related manufacturing experience”:

  • Operations management; mid to high level

  • Design engineering or manufacturing engineering

  • Project management or related engineering field

  • Manual or CNC Machining

  • Tool development and design

  • Welding or Welding Inspection

  • Coatings or Coatings Inspection

  • Assembly or Assembly Inspection

  • Quality Control including Gauge, CMM, Assembly or Test

  • Foundry Casting design and foundry processes

  • Production Quality Improvement Integration

  • Manufacturing Process Scheduling

Additionally, the following Certifications are desirable but not required:

  • Certified Welding Inspector

  • Certified Non-destructive Examination Inspector

  • Certified QC Inspector

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Desired:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Thorough knowledge of the processes associated with heavy manufacturing

  • Competent degree of analytical and computer skills, particularly Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point. A background in Visual Basic Applications, SharePoint,, and HTML Programming languages is not required but would be helpful.

  • Strong teamwork skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people at different levels working toward a common goal

  • Quick learner, self-starter, strong initiative, self-motivated

Behavioral Attributes:

Demonstrate Southern Style behaviors—Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

Our Company : With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications.

Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant.

Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by Diversity Incorporated as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings.

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 75 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SNC2005417

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