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Southern Company Transmission Protection & Control Field Services Technician - Brunswick, GA in Brunswick, Georgia

Transmission Protection & Control Field Services Technician - Brunswick, GA


Transmission Protection & Control Field Services Technician (Brunswick, GA)

Location: 3915 Community Rd., Brunswick, GA (The system incorrectly shows "3951" Community Rd.)

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for Protection & Control Field Services (P&CFS) activities in the Brunswick area. Safety and Quality are paramount in this position. The successful candidate will be expected to learn and apply switching procedures and safety measures as appropriate. In addition, they must plan and complete projects safely, efficiently, on schedule, and without service interruptions.

The position will be filled as non-exempt position (Level 7 – 9) in the Protection & Control Field Services Technician family. The pay and level will be commensurate with the qualifications, education, and experience of the successful candidate.

Job Responsibilities

  • Commissioning, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting protective relaying, controls, and communication equipment associated with substation and transmission power lines

  • Complete construction projects and substation routines as assigned, ensuring they are completed without service interruptions. This includes managing clearances effectively to meet quality, schedule, and budget targets.

  • Coordinating substation outages and commissioning activates with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

  • Develop and use safe and efficient work practices to prevent safety and operational incidents. Follow formal written requirements. Conduct thorough and well documented "job briefings".

  • Complete required documentation and reports on time. Examples: Time data, Work orders, Work requests, Relay sheets, Field changes on prints, and Operating Instructions.

  • Develop and share technical expertise in 3-phase power, relaying, SCADA, and substation testing techniques with peers through daily "hands on" work.

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of Georgia Power and Southern Company maintenance practices, guidelines, and procedures for substation and line major equipment and relays.

  • Develop and maintain a high level of technical expertise in substation relaying, fault data, and SCADA equipment and systems.

  • Look to remove traps and potential failures that may lead to interruptions. Identify the Root Cause to resolve problems.

  • During emergencies, isolate hazards and damaged equipment safely to restore service as quickly as possible.

  • Participate in a callout rotation and be available to respond to outages or other abnormal power system conditions outside of their normal work schedule.

Interview Candidates will be chosen from the applicants based on fit with the job requirements listed below.

General Job Requirements

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Education Desired

  • 2-year technical degree in electrical maintenance

Experience Required

  • 2 years equivalent applicable experience (Examples: Substation electrician, technician, wiremen, electrician, etc.) with a 2-year technical degree, or

  • 3 years equivalent applicable experience with a 4-year non-technical degree, or

  • 5 years equivalent applicable experience with no degree, or

Experience Desired

  • Protection & Control Field Services (Field Relaying / Test) experience strongly preferred.

  • Electric power utility transmission operations, maintenance, or construction experience.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities Required

  • Good computer and communication skills

  • Strong math skills

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to solve problems and to make sound decisions

  • Team player

Knowledge Skills & Abilities Desired

  • Knowledge of 3-phase power systems.

  • Knowledge of AC/DC protection and control schemes.

  • Experience using test equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, communications instruments, and computerized relay test sets.

  • Hands-on experience in testing, commissioning, and maintaining relaying and control equipment.

Behavioral Attributes Required

  • Model the "Our Values": Safety Excellence, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

  • Must be highly ethical, self-motivated, and able to produce results without direct supervision.

  • Pursue high standards for quality craftsmanship, proficiency, and job knowledge.

  • Be receptive to informal training opportunities and feedback.

  • Work well with diverse groups, tailoring communications methods appropriately for customers, covered employees, supervision, and management.

  • Represent Southern Company well in internal and external customer interactions. Be friendly, professional, and courteous. Communicate with all parties to cover possible consequences and to coordinate activities.

Other Requirements

  • Valid Driver's License.

  • Successful candidate shall participate in a callout rotation and be available to respond to outages or other abnormal conditions outside of their normal work schedule.

  • Overnight travel is sometimes required.

  • “Safety Sensitive” position and as such is subject to fitness for duty requirements and relevant screening(s).

  • This is a field job in which the applicant must have the physical ability to operate manual switches and work in a substation environment.

  • Ability to pass NERC CIP Background check and obtain unescorted NERC CIP Substation Access.

  • Use email, pager, company radios, etc. to maintain good communication with supervision. Ensure compliance with Southern Company Electronic Communication Policy.

  • Must live in/near or be willing to relocate within reasonable distance to the Brunswick area.

To Apply: All candidates must submit an updated resume (preferably as an attached Word document) and complete a series of questions in order to be considered for this position.

All candidates are subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position .

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as “Safety Sensitive” and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.

As an employee of Southern Company, the value you bring is realized through the results you achieve and the demonstration of “Our Values”. In return, Southern Company provides a job and a company in which you can take pride; a supportive workplace in which you can be successful; and a competitive pay and benefits package .

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit at and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

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Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Brunswick

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Brunswick Oper Hdqtrs - 3951 Community Road (3951BRUNSWICK)

3951 Community Road

Brunswick, 31520

Req ID: GPC2007027

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