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Southern Company Meter Analyst in Forest Park, Georgia

Meter Analyst


Meter Analyst

Metering Services

Reports to: Cliff Hand – Metering Services Shop Manager

Work Location: GPC General Services Headquarters – Forest Park, GA Bldg. 2C

This position is located in Forest Park, Georgia. Candidate must currently live within a reasonable commute to the complex OR must quickly relocate.

Job Summary:

This position reports to the Metering Services Shop Manager and provides specialized support to the Manager, Metering Services and Metering Services leadership (managers and supervisors), department sections, as well as, departments supported within Shared Services, Customer Service and Power Delivery. Responsibilities include:

  1. Materials management - This position is responsible for managing metering material, purchasing and purchasing activities. Position establishes inventory stock levels, reorder indicators, order forecasting, and initiates material purchases to insure appropriate storage of goods to maximize the efficiency of the operations. Position evaluates supplier reliability, responsiveness and product quality. This includes follow up on any problems regarding purchased materials. Purchasing data analysis for daily operations, project planning and financial forecasting. Provides guidance to less experienced material position(s). Applies understanding, and knowledge to provide direction, assistance, and training to Metering Employees, Supply Chain Management Buyers, Engineering, Field Operating Personnel and Southern Company volume procurement.

  2. Database development - Responsible for the design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of new and existing department databases. Creation of management methods and systems to gather and access information efficiently while insuring data integrity of various databases used within the department.

Position Duties, Responsibilities & Requirements:

  1. Purchasing – Forecasts future material requirements for capital budget development, initiates the purchasing process following quotation, requisition process, and purchase order procedures. Partners with GPC & SOCO Supply Chain Management buyers. Develops strategies for improving purchasing and inventory processes.

  2. Invoicing, delivery and availability - Resolves invoice and delivery tracking issues in conjunction with Disbursement Accounting. Makes local purchases as necessary.

  3. Inventory – establish appropriate economic order quantities, stock levels, safety stock levels, and reorder indicators. Coordinates stock levels at the Materials Distribution Center, Metering Services warehouse and Region warehouse locations to maximize the efficiency of the inventory logistics process. Reviews and prepares reports on turn-over ratios, transactions and related stock levels. Provide guidance to shipping/receiving personnel to direct stock placement, prioritization and respond to material related questions.

  4. Materials Data Accuracy – responsible for accuracy of materials data in Commodity Database, MAXIMO, Approved Vendors & New Vendor Request, vendor reliability reports (review data for supplier performance trends) and all required purchasing documentation. Maintain all documents required to meet quality system requirements.

  5. Specifications – Develop material product specifications in conjunction with Engineering on critical metering products. Create and maintain material product specifications on all non-critical meter products. Responsible for distribution of approved specifications used for purchasing and product acceptance.

  6. Supplier Relations – maintain supplier relations to insure product availability, delivery, invoicing, and specifications to insure material requirements are met and to identify potential new products.

  7. Assists with Southern Company Metering Blanket purchase decisions.

  8. Database activities - Included are the duties of database ongoing maintenance, design and implementation to include data entry, analysis and information presentment.

  9. Responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining various databases in support of the department.

  10. Project management of specific Metering Material assignments.

Position and Education Requirements :

  1. Two year associates degree or equivalent experience (minimum of 3 years) in the specific fields of revenue metering, supply chain management and/or database development.

  2. Knowledge of a broad variety of metering equipment and associated applications is a benefit

  3. At least three years’ advanced experience and knowledge of Maximo.

  4. Maximo Reporting Solutions experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite with a strong emphasis on Excel, Access, and Power Bi with the ability to provide detailed analysis of data.

  2. Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures.

  3. Ability to prioritize and schedule work appropriately.

  4. Ability to solve problems, analyze data and present information.

  5. Ability to organize and manage multiple projects/tasks at one time.

  6. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  7. Ability to work independently or with minimum supervision.

  8. Ability to apply scientific approaches to projects and problem solutions.

  9. Ability to work with teams and provide leadership.

  10. Ability to build and maintain relationships and the ability to work with all employee levels and business units.

Behavioral Attributes:

  1. Must strive for Safety Excellence and follow the principles of Human Performance

  2. Outstanding customer services skills

  3. Understand broad implications of decisions

  4. Exhibits a high degree of initiative, motivation, personal responsibility and professionalism

  5. Detailed oriented, dependable and flexible

  6. Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with Our Values

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 is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit .

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Job Field: Supply Chain

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Gen Svc Hqtr Forest Park - 62 Lake Mirror Road (62FORESTPARK)

62 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2007048

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