Chemical Technician – Plant Yates – Roopville, GA

Chemical Technician – Plant Yates

Southern Company

Roopville, GA




The responsibilities of the plant Chemical Technician will include performing technical and analytical services essential to the operation of a power plant, including:

  • Working safely and being accountable for your safety and the safety of your coworkers

  • Provide chemical protection of the steam generating equipment to minimize outages due to corrosion and deposits in the steam/water cycle

  • Operation and maintenance of water treatment plant and associated equipment, pumps and analyzers to ensure high quality make-up

  • Operation and maintenance of Low Volume Wastewater System and associated equipment

  • Support decommissioning activities at Plant Wansley as needed

  • Conduct all required sampling per Gen 6500 and regulatory requirements

  • Perform and monitor chlorination activities to cooling towers

  • Perform analytical testing and monitor plant effluents

  • Work to ensure effective water management

  • Support unit start-ups and shutdowns as required

  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory and in-line equipment & instrumentation

  • Maintain laboratory supplies and bulk chemical inventory

  • Assist with data gathering for monthly chemistry reporting

  • Assist regulatory compliance personnel to help ensure compliance with applicable environmental, safety and health regulations

  • Operate condensate polisher or Powdex systems

  • Have good working knowledge of facility clearance/LOTO procedure

  • Operate and maintain sewage treatment plants

  • Serve in a regional capacity to support both Yates and Wansley laboratory functions

  • Conduct air in leakage surveys

  • Ensure all laboratory areas meet housekeeping standards outlined by the plant


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Possess a valid driver's license

  • Must qualify on the EEI Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH) pre-employment test

  • Pass a drug test, physical and background investigation

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BS or BA degree in chemistry or physical science field (minimum of 12 semester hours of chemistry) required

  • Experience and competency in the use, calibration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation/equipment

  • Knowledge of laboratory analytical methods and techniques is required

  • Eexperience in large water treatment facility is preferred. This would include operating and maintaining clarification, filtration, reverse osmosis and de-ionization systems

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities  :

  • Broad knowledge of analytical, inorganic, oil, environmental and water chemistries required

  • High level of knowledge of chemical treatment methods and operation of water treatment plant is preferred.

  • Collect samples from inside the power plant and water treatment plant; Analyze water and ash samples.

  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems, read and understand schematic diagrams and identify plant water process problems is preferred.

  • Perform QA/QC on instrumentation; Maintain and calibrate bench top instrumentation.

  • Proficiency in various Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook

  • Ability to understand mechanical and electrical theories and fundamentals

  • Ability to read and interpret information presented in graphic form (examples are blueprints, diagrams, drawings, graphs and plots)

  • Understanding handling requirement of hazardous materials (HAZMAT)


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