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Critical Systems Technician Sr. (Lithia Springs/Douglas County) * Pension Provided! * Pre-Hire Testing Required

Southern Company
Lithia Springs
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Critical Systems Technician Sr. - Lithia Springs/Douglas County

** Please read the entire Job Description Carefully...In Full.

GA Power offers a generous Base Salary.... Yearly BONUS.... Matching 401k.... A PENSION.... & MUCH more!

This position is a GREAT opportunity to join a FANTASTIC team and company!

* There is a Testing requirement for this position.

** After you apply....You will be sent an email to schedule the test.

You will follow the simple instructions to set up the test appt at your convenience.

Once scheduled, you will report to the testing center to take the test.

The test is Pass/Fail and if you pass, you will be contacted to move forward in the interview process.

** There is a DRIVING/Fleet requirement at the bottom of this job description.

The Critical Systems Technician, Sr. is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and support of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) infrastructure at key facilities in Georgia. These sites include Georgia Power's Corporate Headquarters, Douglas Hills Park, Virginia Avenue, the Distribution Control Centers (DCC) statewide, and other areas that may be considered key facilities.

This technician will be self-motivated and able to make critical decisions in support of the maintenance, monitoring, and support of equipment that can impact business operations.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (includes, but not limited):

  • Always maintain a safety-first approach
  • Perform, coordinate and direct activities related to the installation and modifications of key mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems
  • Perform, coordinate and direct activities related to the installation of remote monitoring equipment for the key infrastructure systems
  • Perform and/or coordinate with specialized vendors the preventive and corrective maintenance of systems
  • Respond to the state-wide key infrastructure alarms on a 24x7 basis
  • Provide on-the-job training of all Facility Control Operators and Maintenance Technicians in the proper operation and maintenance of MEP systems
  • Oversee and direct contractor services on MEP systems to ensure work is performed properly
  • Familiar with all facility-related safety, environmental, regulatory and legal requirements to ensure compliance with company and government regulations
  • Perform inspections of the premises on a regular basis to determine need for repair and maintenance activities
  • Receive and respond to work orders regarding mechanical or maintenance issues
  • Maintain key assets according to known or agreed upon schedules
  • Calibrate instruments and tools required for job responsibilities
  • Complete administrative tasks including time reports, expense reports, etc.
  • Manage contractor performance to ensure compliance with bid documents and contracts
  • Receive and respond to work orders regarding mechanical, electrical or plumbing maintenance issues
  • Maintain required training and licenses as required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Must have the ability to climb heights, lift up to 60 lbs., and climb ladders
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High school graduate or equivalent required
  • 2-year Technical Associates Degree preferred
  • Formal training and/or certification in electrical, electronic theory and/or HVAC required
  • Extensive knowledge in; the installation, startup and ongoing preventive and corrective maintenance for the following mission critical infrastructure systems:
    • Rotary and/or static uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
    • UPS battery systems and chargers
    • Diesel standby generators
    • Switchgear
    • Automatic Transfer Switches
    • Power distribution equipment
    • Mission critical HVAC equipment
  • Extensive knowledge in power and/or HVAC infrastructure monitoring systems
  • Broad knowledge of electronic test equipment and procedures and/or mechanical systems operation and maintenance
  • Ability to read and interpret electronic schematics and building drawings


  • Proficient computer and mobile phone skills
  • Proficient skills with energy monitoring systems
  • Proficient skills with control technology
  • Proficient customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Strong initiative
  • Strong track record of using sound judgment to deliver quality business results
  • Ability to quickly assess risks


  • Known for having high ethical standards and behaviors
  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in internal and external settings
  • Ability to build effective relationships and establish trust with internal and external business partners
  • Strong work ethic and collaboration skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • Takes initiative for personal development and the development of others

** This position has been identified as a role that will require the use of a Georgia Power fleet vehicle. The following will be required if you are selected for this position:

  • Must have at least one year of verifiable driving experience (Must hold a valid driver's license for the class vehicle to be operated. Driving permits are not typically considered a valid driver's license).
  • Must have no revocation of driving privileges within the 36 months prior to application, no convictions of major traffic violations (DUI, hit and run, reckless driving, etc.) within the 12 months prior to application, or any pending charges for a major traffic violation at the time of application.
  • Must consent to a continuous monitoring of your Motor Vehicle Record

Together with our subsidiaries, we deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to our 9 million customers. Our focus is doing so with service excellence.

That means we are leaders who take action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. We create community value through energy, social, economic, and environmental progress.

We do this through electric operating companies in three states and natural gas distribution companies in four. Our family of companies draw on diverse energy sources to create the best mix for our service areas, including electricity, natural gas, solar power, carbon-free nuclear, and other sustainable sources.

We leverage our leading distributed energy infrastructure company and other innovative technology to better serve every customer. Our competitive, national generation company serves wholesale customers, and our family includes a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services.

We have positioned diversity and inclusion as critical to our success enabling us to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve at the center of all that we do.

Southern Company believes all employees should feel welcome, valued, respected and heard. Our goal is a workplace in which all employees contribute to their fullest and a workforce that reflects our customers and communities. We accomplish this by valuing and leveraging the full range of differences and similarities we bring to our teams, customers and communities.

Workplace Awards

  • 2023 100% Corporate Equality Index Score - Human Rights Campaign (7th consecutive year)
  • 2023 America's Best-In-State Employers – Forbes
    • Southern Company (No. 1 in Alabama, No. 5 in Georgia)
  • 2023 Best Employers for Women (No. 9) - Forbes
  • 2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces – Newsweek
  • 2023 Best Companies for Multicultural Women – Seramount
  • 2023 Top 50 Companies for Diversity - DiversityInc (8th consecutive year)
    • No. 1 Top Company for Black executives
    • No. 3 Top Company for Veterans
    • No. 5 Top Company for Supplier Diversity
    • No. 14 - Top Company for Executive Diversity Councils
  • 2022 Global 200 – Forbes
  • 2022 Best Employers for Women - Forbes
  • 2023 America’s Best Employers for Diversity - Forbes
  • 2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity - Newsweek
  • 2023 America’s Best Large Employers – Forbes
    • No. 15 overall, top utility
  • 2023 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer (No. 2) - GI Jobs magazine
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