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Southern Company Chemistry Technician - Plant Vogtle, Units 1-2 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Chemistry Technician - Plant Vogtle, Units 1-2



It's an exciting time to be part of Southern Nuclear. If a new and significant challenge is what you have been longing for, and if you are energized, positive, committed, and desiring to make a difference, then we are looking for YOU to join our team!

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. Southern Nuclear is leading the nuclear renaissance by building the first new U.S. nuclear reactors in more than 25 years. When completed, the two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors currently under construction at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, GA will make the facility the largest in the U.S. with four reactors on one site. This is an exciting time to join the Southern Company team and share your talents with a growing and progressive organization!

Summary of Position Duties

We currently have opportunities located at our Plant Vogtle facility for Chemistry Technicians. As a Chemistry Technician your expertise and training will play a critical role in minimizing impurity ingress to ensure component and system protection, maintaining fuel integrity, controlling the radiation field of the operating units, and will be critical to the initial testing and commercial operation of the new units. Through your efforts, Plant Vogtle will continue to produce efficient and reliable power to serve Georgia’s residents.

Job responsibilities include water sampling and analysis, chemical additions to plant systems, chemical analyses, radio-chemistry, laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control analyses, field monitoring, preparing reports.


  • Required: Four year degree from an accredited college or university in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Physics or other Physical Science major or equivalent as determined by management; with BS degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, preferred.

  • Any Physical Science major BS Degree other than a BS in Chemistry will require advanced Chemistry courses.


  • Three years nuclear power plant experience preferred.

  • One-year laboratory experience preferred, which may include college laboratory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to safe laboratory practices.

  • Knowledge of laboratory analytical techniques and applied power plant water conditioning concepts.

  • Analytical instrumentation, make up demineralizers, ion exchange resin principles, chemical and physical properties.

  • Familiar with environmental sampling, methods, requirements and practices.

  • Working knowledge of computer software programs.

Behavior Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills and working knowledge of safe work procedures.

  • Accountable for performance and results.

  • Superior teamwork including respect towards all co-workers.

  • Commitment towards achieving Plant Vogtle’s business goals and desired business results.

Test Qualifications

Candidates must successfully pass the EEI Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH) test.

Other Requirements

This position will require shift work which includes nights, weekends, and holidays.

This position is covered under a collective bargaining unit.

Southern Nuclear's top priority is the safety and health of the public, our employees and the environment. We are committed to the safe operation of our nuclear generating facilities with equipment and systems that meet strict Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety and design regulations. Each Southern Nuclear employee is committed to instilling Institute for Nuclear Power Operations' "Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their responsibilities.

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 of Americans 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 DiversityInc 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. Visit our website at

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


Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2005488

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