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Southern Company Corrosion Technician II or III in Villa Rica, Georgia

The purpose of this position is to inspect, maintain, and design cathodic protection systems and equipment used for corrosion control to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.

The Corrosion Technician is a focused discipline within a job family. The Corrosion Technician is a focused discipline within a job family. The duties listed are activities associated with the various levels of the engineering progression. This is a bargaining unit position (IBEW Local 1997). This progression covers the following general titles:

• Corrosion Technician I

• Corrosion Technician II

• Corrosion Technician III


  • Responsible to perform required readings (i.e. annual test points, isolated services, casings, bonds, foreign crossings) in compliance with applicable codes, standards, and procedures.

  • Responsible for timely cathodic protection troubleshooting (i.e. low systems, shorted conditions)

  • Responsible for timely creation of remediation work orders (i.e. install anodes, clear short, install insulator, repair / replace test station). Follows through with necessary departments to ensure timely completion.

  • Responsible for maintenance and updates of corrosion control mapping systems (Atlas pages / GIS) in a timely fashion

  • Responsible for performance of QA checks on reads performed by others

  • Responsible for troubleshooting and maintenance of rectifiers

  • Responsible for calibrating half-cells in accordance with procedures

  • Responsible for bridge inspections (exposed) crossings in accordance with procedures

  • Responsible for design of cathodic protection systems

  • Monitors corrosion control records to ensure compliance

  • Provides relevant support / inspection for cathodic protection needs on engineering / construction projects

  • Provides corrosion control-related support to Integrity Management Departments as needed

  • Generates reports as needed

  • Assists with implementation of accelerated actions (DIMP) & additional Preventive and Mitigative measures (TRIMP)

  • Accurately enters compliance records into the appropriate system of record in a timely fashion

  • Participates as needed in regulatory audits to ensure success

The Corrosion Technician II is able to perform most activities independently.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Corrosion Technician II


  • Valid Drivers License

  • Associate degree – technical / trade school with math or science-based curriculum


  • High school diploma with equivalent combination of education and experience


  • NACE CP2 (Cathodic Protection Technician)

  • NACE CP1 (Cathodic Protection Tester)

Corrosion Tech III


  • Associate degree – technical / trade school with math or science-based curriculum


  • High school diploma with equivalent combination of education and experience


  • NACE CP1 (Cathodic Protection Tester)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license


  • NACE CP2 (Cathodic Protection Technician)

Related Work Experience:

Corrosion Technician II


  • 3 years pipeline cathodic protection / corrosion control

Corrosion Tech III


  • 6+ years pipeline cathodic protection / corrosion control

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • MS Office – intermediate proficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to read and understand codes, standards, and procedures

  • Knowledge of electrical principles – intermediate proficiency

  • Mathematics aptitude – intermediate proficiency

  • Intermediate cathodic protection troubleshooting skills

  • Basic CP design skills (Corrosion Tech II)

  • Intermediate CP design skills (Corrosion Tech III)


  • Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM) / CorCon proficiency

  • Compliance Tracking System (CTS) proficiency

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

  • Corrosion Control Design Knowledge (Corrosion Tech III)

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; responsibilities may be changed or added without advance notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit .

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. 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 Identification: 5520

Job Category: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

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