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Southern Company Nuclear Operations Plant Instructor (Plant Farley) in Columbia, Alabama

Nuclear Operations Plant Instructor (Plant Farley)


With demand for energy growing each year in the Southeast - one of the most economically vibrant regions in the nation - it's an exciting time to work for Southern Company.

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates three top performing nuclear plants. Southern Nuclear consistently achieves exemplary ratings for safety and power output and ranks among the premiere nuclear power management organizations in the US. We currently have the following opportunity:

Nuclear Operations Plant Instructor (Plant Farley)


The successful candidate will:

• Design, develop, implement, and maintain training and evaluation materials used for operations training programs.

• Conduct training sessions in various settings to ensure plant staff is trained, retrained, and qualified as required.

• Assist in determining training program effectiveness.

• Develop and administer written and oral examinations to include simulator and in-plant observations.

• Maintain plant training records and qualification programs for plant employees.

• Conduct training needs, job, and task analyses.

• Conduct quality reviews, research, and evaluation as requested by training supervision.

• Ensure training programs meet high-performance standards and expectations.

• Assist line organizations through temporary assignments, outage support, root cause teams, and performance assessments.

• Obtain and maintain an SRO certification.

• This position has an Emergency Response Organization (ERO) role and requires living within 75 minutes of the plant.

• Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Education Requirements:

• High School graduate or equivalent is required.

• Bachelor's degree in engineering or related science is desired.

• Current or previous NRC commercial Senior Reactor Operator or Reactor Operator license (or SRO certification) from a PWR is preferred.

Experience Requirements:

• A total of five (5) years of commercial nuclear power plant experience preferred.

• A total of five (5) years Navy nuclear power and qualified Navy Engineering Officer of the Watch or Navy Training Engineering Officer of the Watch will be considered.

• A maximum of two (2) years of experience may be fulfilled by academic or related technical training on a one-for-one basis.

• Instructional experience in an accredited training program is preferred.

• Control room experience within commercial nuclear power is preferred.

• Certified Nuclear Training Instructor is preferred.


• Detailed knowledge of operating procedures and regulations in assigned areas.

• Detailed knowledge of nuclear plant systems and processes.

• Working knowledge of plant simulation software.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


• Prioritizes work of self and others to ensure schedules are met.

• Incorporates vendors, contractors, and other employees into decision-making when necessary, acting in a lead role to ensure quality decisions are made.

• Communicates both in writing and orally.

• Holds self-accountable for superior results.

• Respects the dignity of every individual.

• Assumes personal responsibility for individual and corporate success.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities in Fortune’s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly support diversity in the workplace.


Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: Alabama-South Alabama-Dothan

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2006747