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Southern Company Chemistry Superintendent - Plant Hatch in Baxley, Georgia

Chemistry Superintendent - Plant Hatch



Reporting to the Site Chemistry Manager (SFAM), the Chemistry Superintendent is responsible for implementing the SNC Fleet Chemistry program at the designated site. The SFAM receives governance the Corporate Functional Area Manager (CFAM) who is responsible for providing governance and oversight for the fleet and direction to the corporate staff, Site Functional Area Managers (SFAMs) and their staff at each site. The Chemistry Superintendent is responsible for providing direct oversight of the Chemistry Supervisors who supervise the Chemistry Technicians. The Chemistry Superintendent is responsible for aligning the Chemistry organization vertically through the SFAM and CFAM and horizontally (cross-functionally) between departments. The Chemistry Superintendent ensures that instructions provided from daily meetings is integrated into the Chemistry schedule and that equipment problems are identified and addressed appropriately. The Chemistry Superintendent ensures data is trended, and significant trends are immediately identified and disclosed to the SFAM, CFAM, and site management. The Chemistry Superintendent also works cross-functionally with other CFAMs and SFAMs to address cross-cutting issues involving multiple departments.


The Chemistry Superintendent position requires extensive experience in nuclear plant chemistry, plant systems, and data management. The Chemistry Superintendent must have strong supervisory skills, supervisory experience, and must demonstrate a clear understanding of and the ability to apply skills in each of the above areas, and more importantly to directly supervise individuals performing these tasks. The Chemistry Superintendent must have general knowledge of the governance and oversight mechanisms required to successfully operate Chemistry programs at nuclear power plants. Hands-on experience at an operating nuclear plant or plant under construction managing a Chemistry program is very important and outstanding oral and written communication skills are required. The Chemistry Superintendent must be able to interact at all levels of the organization, including strong working knowledge of covered position requirements and management of shift work.

Specifically, the Chemistry Superintendent must have a minimum of:

•Five (5) years experience with Chemistry programs at a nuclear power plant

•Supervisory experience with demonstrated proficiency in Chemistry and experience in management or supervision of ANSI qualified technicians

•Demonstrated working level knowledge of Chemistry programs

•Demonstrated knowledge of CEI, Action Levels and application of the EPRI Guideline documents.

•Demonstrate a strong commitment to ALARA

•Clear understanding of INPO principles and the ability to apply these principles

•Strong financial skills and the ability to manage complex, multi-site budgets

•Outstanding oral and written communication skills and the ability to make presentations to all levels of the organization

•Strong work ethic and the desire to lead by example

•Strong understanding and ability to use computer applications NuclearIQ, CDAS, LabStats, Maximo, and Primavera for fleet applications

•Ability to interact effectively with external groups including regulators, industry groups and peers

•Commitment to Target Zero and workplace safety

This position will be assigned to a position within the Emergency Response Organization (ERO). Selected candidate must live within one hour of the SNC Emergency Operations Facility for emergency

response availability


In addition to the above, the Chemistry Superintendent must provide direction to Chemistry Supervisors to ensure effective implementation of governance and oversight to ensure world class performance of day-to-day activities, drive standardization, and ensure program excellence for the SNC Fleet.

The Chemistry Superintendent is responsible for:

•The GOSP Perform function utilizing the Playbook and Performance Improvement Integrated Matrix that defines the program and focuses on gaps to program excellence

•Developing and implementing metrics to measure program success

•Participating the Peer Team and ensuring that Peer Team results are communicated to the shift

•Developing plans with contractors for support of outage related activities

•Developing budgets each year and ensuring budget commitments are met

•Developing Succession Plans for leadership positions in the organization

•Other duties as assigned



• B.S. in Chemistry or a degree in one of the following: Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Health Physics, Biology, or Environmental Health Science is required.

• Advanced degree desired.


• Five (5) years experience in nuclear power plant chemistry is required

• Experience with plant equipment and cooling water systems is highly desired.

• Management/supervisory experience is required and experience supervising covered employees is valuable.

Leadership Requirements

The Chemistry Superintendent develops strategy that conveys a clear vision of the future, makes principle-centered practical decisions with consideration of all factors, develops employees to their full potential, and manages business and financial performance in accordance with the Business Plan to contain costs and grow revenue for the long-term success of the company. The Chemistry Superintendent understands the SNC strategic goals and objectives, the GOSP Model and his or her role as a leader. The Chemistry Superintendent works to ensure departmental goals directly support this. The Chemistry Superintendent must embrace Our Values and live the aspects of Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment every day. The incumbent holds self and others accountable for superior results and for living Our Values to build a strong team that achieves success through leveraging diversity.

Technical Requirements

•Strong knowledge of chemistry, chemistry control of various systems, drinking water treatment, and wastewater treatment

•Functional knowledge of plant operations related to plant chemistry, radiological and environmental protection

•Strong working knowledge of radwaste management, shipping and disposal practices

•Functional knowledge of INPO support and evaluation processes

•Functional knowledge of the Federal and State legislative process as it relates to development of environmental and radiological protection laws

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•Strong analytical and technical skills

•Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships throughout Southern Company and the industry

•Strong communication skills – written, oral, listening and presentation skills are required

•Ability to work effectively with others in fast-paced deadline-oriented team and ability to provide work direction and associated follow-up to team members

•Must be able to balance multiple demands and set appropriate priorities

Behavioral Attributes

•Demonstrate Our Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

•Creates and supports an effective nuclear safety culture, committed to the Principles of Nuclear Operations and maintains a safety focus and strong personal safety behaviors

•Behaves ethically, is widely trusted, presents facts in a honest and direct manner.

•Dedicated to meeting or exceeding expectations and 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 Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Hatch - 11028 Hatch Parkway, North (11028BAXLEY)

11028 Hatch Parkway, North

Baxley, 31513

Req ID: SNC2005541

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