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Southern Company

Tech,Fleet Management

Southern Company
Glen Ellyn
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
Required degree level: 

The purpose of this position is to ensure that fleet vehicles and equipment is maintained and repaired in a safe, reliable, economical and serviceable manner. This is a Nicor Gas role focused on all preventive and certain advanced corrective maintenance activities on company fleet vehicles and equipment.

Functional Expertise:

  • Performs all fleet vehicle and equipment preventive maintenance related activities in accordance with defined fleet procedures.
  • Performs electric system diagnostic and repairs on all fleet vehicles and equipment; and performs diagnostics and solves drivability problems of all gasoline vehicles.
  • Performs brake system diagnostics, repairs and component replacements on all fleet vehicles and equipment in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
  • Transports fleet vehicles and equipment between fleet service, third party establishments and operating areas; and performs vehicle and equipment fueling tasks in accordance with defined fleet procedures, company safety guidelines and state and federal regulations.
  • Conduct fleet duties as assigned.

Business Acumen:

  • Identifies and informs supervisor and other qualified fleet personnel on vehicle and equipment maintenance issues outside of their qualifications and expertise to ensure completion in a safe, reliable and timely manner.
  • Organizes and effectively manages daily work assignments; and accurately records time, material and service charges in accordance with company policies, procedures and defined fleet work practices.
  • Identifies and informs co-workers, peers and management personnel on unsafe conditions and/or work practices to ensure compliance to company policies and to mitigate personnel injuries or safety-related incidents.


  • Engages with fleet, business unit and department personnel in a courteous manner and ensures transparency on fleet maintenance and transportation related activities.
  • Engages with third party service providers, training and safety to ensure overall effectiveness in fleet maintenance and training related activities.
  • Collaborates with fleet, other department and safety personnel/committees to ensure a safe work environment.

Driving Results:

  • Executes responsibilities timely and accurately to ensure overall fleet vehicle and equipment availability, performance and reliability.
  • Identifies and initiates fleet process, service and material improvements focused on enhancing departmental efficiencies and cost effectiveness.
  • Provides timely and accurate information and system updates on pending fleet vehicle and maintenance activities to ensure efficient and effective resource scheduling.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Commercial Driver's License class A (with air brake endorsement) *
  • Good driving record
  • Department of Transportation medical card*
  • Must self-furnish enough tools to be able to perform daily work and obtain company complete Fleet Services tool list per bargaining agreement (within 1 year of certification) *
  • Pass company in-house Fleet Services Technician Certification test*
  • A.S.E. certifications (minimum of 8 total and at least 3 must be from Engine Repair, Brakes, Electrical Systems, Engine Performance, or Suspension/Steering)
  • Must be available to work 2nd shift (approximately 3:30 pm-midnight)
  • *needs to meet job requirements by 120-day performance review


  • Automotive technology courses

Related Work Experience:


  • 2-3 years' experience in automotive work, including preventive and corrective maintenance, brake systems, electrical systems and tire mounting; or equivalent academic and education experience


  • Exposure to utility, municipal or commercial fleet maintenance environment

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Reading, writing and computer/system skills sufficient to enter work orders, time, material and other required record keeping information into company supported systems.
  • Ability to timely comprehend training on expected forms of communications with our customers including e-mail and voice mail systems, face-to-face and preventive maintenance/down lists.
  • Ability to timely obtain and retain company required driving, safety and compliance training/certifications.
  • Ability to comprehend and complete company defined hands-on training requirements of all preventive maintenance procedures and new types of equipment for all fleet vehicles and equipment.


  • Knowledge of natural gas vehicles and related support systems

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • The position works in a garage and/or field environment.
  • The position requires flexibility in working shifts as required.

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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.

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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