Southern Company Shift Support Supervisor In Training (Senior Reactor Operator) Plant Farley in Columbia, Alabama

Shift Support Supervisor In Training (Senior Reactor Operator) Plant Farley


It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama: two reactors at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, GA; two reactors at Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA; and two reactors at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL. In addition, construction of two new reactors is ongoing at our Plant Vogtle location . 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!

We have opportunities available for Shift Support Supervisors In Training (a.k.a. Direct SRO candidate) at our Plant Farley in Columbia, AL near Dothan.

Training is scheduled to begin July of 2019.

Job Description :

Selected candidates for the Shift Support Supervisor in Training will perform Operations staff functions for plant familiarization to prepare for an upcoming NRC Hot License Class. Candidates must successfully complete plant-provided systems and fundamentals training on reactor operation, heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermodynamics, as well as pass initial screening and annual medical requirements for acquiring and maintaining industrial fire brigade duties.

Upon the successful completion of Hot License Class and attaining an NRC Operating License, the SRO candidate will become a Shift Support Supervisor, directing operating shift personnel in the performance of plant duties. This will include standing watch on rotating 12-hour shifts, and coordinating and directing the operation of the nuclear power plant's systems. Shift work, continuous training with periodic examinations, respirator qualification, and maintaining qualification as a member of the plant Fire Brigade are all requirements of this position.

Job Requirements:

Candidates will be required to meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • 1 or more years as an active reactor operator at a Westinghouse PWR facility; OR

  • 1.5 or more years as an active reactor operator at a non-comparable commercial power reactor; OR

  • 2 or more years in a position equivalent to a reactor operator position at a military reactor. Equivalent positions include:

  • Propulsion Plant Watch Officer

  • Engineering Watch Supervisor

  • Reactor Operator

  • Engineering Officers of the Watch

  • Propulsion Plant Watch Supervisor

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related field preferred.


  • Power Plant Staff position or qualified Non licensed operator . Must have 18 months of experience BS degree or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology, or related sciences; or professional engineer license required.

(Power Plant Staff : A Manager, Supervisor, or Staff Engineer responsible for the coordination and implementation of plant equipment controls, integrated operations procedures, operations, maintenance, radiological support, modifications,

maintenance planning, work control, chemistry, or accredited training at the current or a comparable (i.e., BWR/PWR) facility. Experience at a non-comparable facility may be credited on a 1.5 : 1.0 basis.)

( Qualified Non-licensed Operator : Qualified for all power block and safety systems operation at the current or a comparable (i.e., BWR/PWR) facility.)

  • Preferred candidates will have four or more years experience in nuclear plant operations (e.g., Nuclear Navy or commercial power plant), including holding a previous NRC RO or SRO license or military equivalent.

  • Demonstrated leadership, preferably at the supervisor level or above, along with excellent oral and written skills.

Other Requirements:

  • The selected candidate will be required to obtain U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Unescorted Access and will participate in the company's Fitness-for-Duty Program.

  • Candidates may also be required to maintain qualifications and on-call responsibilities in support of the plant Emergency Response Organization.

  • In order to obtain unescorted access, the selected candidate will be required to complete a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ).

  • Information from this form will be used to conduct an extensive background investigation as required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

  • Solid analytical thinking and strong mechanical aptitude a must.

  • Should possess a high degree of manual dexterity and mature judgment.

  • Live within one hour of the SNC Emergency Operations Facility for emergency response availability

Southern Nuclear's highest priority is the safe and reliable operation of our current fleet. As candidates from Southern Nuclear are considered for interview and selection, management will ensure that such decisions are made in the best interest of the entire fleet, with a focus on maintaining the proper levels of human resources for our six operating units.

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: Alabama-South Alabama-Dothan

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

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

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2005330