Southern Company Nuclear Planning Specialist (Mechanical) - Plant Vogtle 1&2 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Nuclear Planning Specialist (Mechanical) - Plant Vogtle 1&2


If you want to make an impact, then we want YOU!

Want to use your skills to make a difference in your community every single day ? Then join the Southern Nuclear team that’s improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. We operate six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power that generate vital energy for our communities:

  • The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.

  • The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.

  • The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

We’re also building the future of energy with two new nuclear units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle. And we’re leading the charge on the research and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors – all for the benefit of our customers.

Thanks to our people, we’ve earned our place as an energy leader. If YOU want to want make a positive impact in your community and be part of the team that’s taking our industry to new levels of excellence, then we want YOU!

Nuclear Planning Specialist - Plant Vogtle 1&2

The Nuclear Planning Specialist develops maintenance plans, packages and work orders used to support a wide variety of maintenance tasks including: preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, and modifications.

The successful candidate will be adept at standard Microsoft Office Suite computer tools and must be able to quickly learn new programs used for planning, scheduling and reporting. The Nuclear Planning Specialist will walk-down work; research history; consult drawings, manuals and procedures; and develop detailed plans. This position requires good communication skills, primarily with maintenance workers, management, Engineering, Operations, and vendors, as well as excellent customer service.

This position requires a technical background within the mechanical maintenance discipline. Shift work will be required at times. Call out duties will occur on a rotational basis.



  • Technical or Bachelor's degree is a plus.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.


  • Three (3) or more years of power plant experience or related heavy industry experience in mechanical maintenance is required

  • Military equivalent to the above. Nuclear Navy/military maintenance work package planning experience is a plus.

  • Two (2) years of nuclear power plant or related heavy industry planning experience - preferred.

  • Experience with Maximo is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Well organized and capable of handling multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Able to work in any environment demanded of the workforce, including temperature extremes and elevations.

  • Working knowledge of codes, standards, and technical specifications - preferred.

  • Working knowledge of plant systems, structures, and components - preferred.

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite).


  • Must be willing to consider future opportunities as a Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Instructor or other advancement opportunities.

  • Must exhibit the Southern Style behaviors - Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment.

  • Unquestionable trust: honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive behaviors. Keeps promises and has ethical behavior as a standard.

  • Superior performance: dedicated to superior performance and sets high expectations. Priorities are safety first, teamwork and diversity and continuous improvement through leadership.

  • Total commitment: committed to success of employees, customers and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship.

  • Must be a change agent, self-motivated and proactive.

  • Must be inclined toward improving processes and performance.

  • Must demonstrate interest in the business challenge.


The successful candidate must meet background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements.

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 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-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2005046