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Southern Company IT Field Ops Tech, SNC in Columbia, Alabama

IT Field Ops Tech, SNC



The IT Field Ops Technician will perform IT plant support for the Farley Nuclear Station. This position will support LAN/WAN infrastructure, phones (both analog and VOIP), wireless phones, network cameras, EWP tablet hardware and emerging technologies. Responsibilities will also include installation, relocation, and/or decommissioning of IT infrastructure (transport, data, and voice equipment or cabling, control systems cabling, etc.) and client technologies (workstation PCs, printers, phones, etc.). Other responsibilities will include quality assurance, project status reporting, materials tracking and ordering of parts and supplies. The position will also perform work on special projects as resource needs arise.


  • A Four-Year degree is preferred, two-year degree in a Technology related field or equivalent military and/or work experience is desired

  • Ability to install, logically troubleshoot and repair hardware/software associated with voice systems, data networks, telecommunications systems, personal computers, peripheral devices, and ancillary equipment.

  • Experience maintaining equipment inventories and documentation

  • Experience installing standard, endorsed or certified off the shelf software and/or hardware devices, and providing minimal onsite training.

  • Implement and maintain hardware associated with access control of buildings in the Owner Controlled area of site.

  • Possess basic knowledge of cyber security policies.

  • Basic Project Management skills - ability to work independently and/or within a team environment.

  • Ability to provide technical leadership and promote cross-functional teamwork that accomplishes meaningful business results working with and through others

  • Ability to perform physical activities in an industrial environment including areas with high temperatures and in confined spaces.

  • Ability to participate in a 10 week on-call rotation in support of 24/7 operations of the Plant Farley Station.

  • Experience working in a Nuclear Plant environment will be a differentiator.

  • Ability to work in an industrial work environment where the use of personal protective equipment as dictated by the Southern Nuclear Fleet Safety Manual is required.



  • LAN/WAN (primarily TCP/IP) and telephony cabling and technology

  • Phone switch setup and maintenance, including VOIP

  • Cisco wireless LAN system

  • Web Camera installation and administration

  • Fiber installation/terminations standards -Twisted pair and CAT6

  • Cisco wireless/ VoIP phone system

  • PC’s and peripheral set up and installation

  • Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Products (especially Excel, Access and Word)

  • Experience maintaining Audio Visual equipment, particularly Web/Network Cameras and Video Conferencing Equipment

  • Use of good oral and written communication skills to convey thoughts and ideas in a clear concise manner.


  • Ability to operate with minimal supervision

  • Exhibits Southern Style in all business dealings

  • Seeks opportunities to learn and transfer knowledge to others

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks

  • Understands and promotes Client Services and IT strategies

  • Follows safe work practices

  • Ability to interface with, direct and/or coordinate various contractors as needed.


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This IT Field Ops Technician position will report to the IT Manager at Farley Nuclear Station. It is desirable for this individual to live within a 45-mile radius of the plant. There is no relocation assistance with this position. This position will at times be required to work in an industrial work environment requiring personal protective equipment to be worn. This position may be required to work shift work to support refueling outages. The successful candidate must pass background and drug screening requirements associated with working in the nuclear industry.


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.

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SCS2010086