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Southern Company Condition Based Maintenance Specialist (Plant Miller) in Quinton, Alabama

Condition Based Maintenance Specialist (Plant Miller)


Condition Based Maintenance Specialist (CBM Plant Miller)

This position will be filled at exempt level 4 or 5 based on the successful candidate's experience and knowledge.


This position will be expected to be primarily responsible for CBM Motor Diagnostics Technologies and to provide backup support in the other technologies. The successful candidate will be required to become certified in motor CBM Technologies and backup technology. They will assist the other specialists in their daily schedule. Candidate will be required to collect, integrate, analyze technical data on specific plant machinery or a plant system and recommend schedules for maintenance.

This position is required to work with plant team leaders, planners, system owners, equipment owners and the Southern Company Generation Routine Maintenance Group to put the best predictive maintenance technologies in place to ensure accurate assessment of component conditions. The candidates will make independent decisions on the course of action to take on machinery repair/replacement based on data collected and the analysis of that data along with other pertinent information. Effectively document all pertinent information, findings, and recommendations in the computer software.


  • Two-year technical degree preferred

  • Two years of prior motor maintenance, or similar experience in a plant environment required

  • Knowledge of power plant fundamentals, maintenance and operations.

  • Proficient in computer software

  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work with a wide range of electronic field equipment and tools

  • Strong electrical background preferred

  • Strong organization and analytical skills

  • Self-starter who can work independently


  • Complete all qualification requirements, obtain CBM Motor Diagnostics and backup technology Certification, and maintain CBM Certification in accordance with Southern Company Generation Requirements

  • Regularly acquire data/samples on plant equipment; use Condition Based Maintenance technologies as well as other condition-indicators such as performance data, operator Rounds data, PM results and work order history to evaluate and diagnose maintenance needs

  • Implement/maintain data collection, trending, and diagnostics as specified in the applicable maintenance strategy documents”

  • Effectively utilize computer software to communicate, maintain, and review CBM Technology Examinations, maintenance recommendations, Equipment Assessments, case histories, and cost-benefit analysis

  • Guide Maintenance Strategy and provide Operational Guidance in the expertise area

  • Communicate with Plant Management; Corporate Management; Vendor Management; Peer Groups and Utility Experts concerning operation, maintenance repairs, replacement, modifications, improvements and schedules

  • Establish an ongoing relationship with key vendors; gather and analyze acceptance data on new/rebuilt equipment

  • Research to stay informed of latest PM technology developments; participate in CBM user groups, and communicate with other CBM personnel to share information and expertise

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-West Alabama-Quinton

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Miller Steam Plant - 4250 Porter Road SW (4250QUINTON)

4250 Porter Road SW

Quinton, 35130

Req ID: APC2007061