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Instrumentation and Controls Technician (Atlanta Airport)

Atlanta, Georgia
Job Type
14 Jan 2023
Instrumentation and Controls Technician (Atlanta Airport)


Instrumentation and Controls Technician

(Atlanta Airport)

The purpose of this position is to perform Instrument & Controls technical and analytical services essential to maintaining reliable operation of the (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) HJAIA Backup Generation System (PowerSecure PowerBlock Diesel Generator Sets). GPC personnel in this location are required to observe and adhere to all protocols and procedures including those jointly maintained by SoCo and the HJAIA stakeholders. The successful candidate must be available to work a rotating shift schedule. This position will be responsible for maintaining, testing, and troubleshooting all equipment on the PowerBlock up to and including the customer delivery point. The successful candidate must properly and safely use a variety of hand tools, power tools, test, and measurement equipment in the performance of duties. This position requires computer skills to use work management systems for planning, recording, and reporting maintenance activities, controlling inventory, and trending equipment conditions. The candidate must be able to communicate with timeliness, clarity, and professionalism to internal and external stakeholders.

This position reports to the Generation Support Asset Manager at the Atlanta Hartsfield - Jackson International Airport (HJAIA). The position requires access to security sensitive areas of HJAIA to perform work duties. The successful candidate will be subjected to a fingerprinting, screening, and background check process performed by HJAIA authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Please note that extended offers (including offers to internal Southern Company employees) are contingent on the ability to successfully meet HJAIA and FBI background requirements. Failure to meet the FBIs full screening and background requirements may result in the termination of the contingent job offer.


Job Experience and Education
  • An approved two-year technical degree from a certified technical institution or transcript showing completion of approved Navy Nuclear Electrical School
  • Strong knowledge of I&C equipment/technologies (including Controls, Distributed Controls Systems, PLCs, etc.) is preferred
  • Electrical background is preferred
  • Mechanical skills and experience with diesel engines are a plus
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 and FBI background investigation
For more information on practice test questions for the TECH test, please visit.
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be able to troubleshoot complex systems
  • Detailed knowledge of controls and data acquisition systems desired
  • Strong technical background in electrical and electronic equipment
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and execute the solutions
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking and deal with difficult situations
  • Must have superior interpersonal skills; proven written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as an effective team member
  • Competency with computer software & Web-based applications such as Microsoft Office products, work order management systems, and trending tools. Maximo experience is a plus
  • Ability to perform physically demanding activities (i.e. walking, climbing ladders, lifting heavy equipment) while working safely in all types of weather is required
  • Support a 24/7 schedule, including holidays, and covering shift vacancies when necessary. Be willing to support call out/on-call requirements
Behavioral Attributes
  • Adhere to all safety & compliance programs. Place safety first by performing and maintaining every job, every day, safely
  • Must be able to handle complex, high pressure situations and be adaptable to a changing work environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with little to no direction as well as possess an ability to follow directions when required
  • Candidate must exemplify Our Values and be a team player with a positive attitude towards work
  • Work with SC Generation M&D Center to perform routine testing and respond to operational issues/alarms.
  • Work with and coordinate activities with GPC Distribution personnel as required
  • Work with vendors and contractors as necessary to ensure proper maintenance and operation of the equipment
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with airport stakeholders.
Other requirements
  • Successful completion of the Technical Aptitude Test for Instrument & Controls Technicians.
  • Travel may be required for training & support
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 the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

HJAIA Resiliency Local Operations Center (GPC) (2600ATLANTA)

2600 Maynard H Jackson Jr. Boulevard

Atlanta, 30320


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  • Job Reference: 875301668-2
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Southern Company
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent