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Want to be a part of an industry that electrifies a town, city, state, country, and even the world? Then you'll want to consider a career in the electric utility industry. The opportunities vary based on what type of career you choose. Whether you choose to be an engineer, technician, line worker, customer service representative, environmentalist, accountant or a marketer, make the electric utility industry your first choice.

Joining Georgia Power is a smart move. Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, which is consistently ranked as the nation’s top service provider in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Southern Company is also ranked in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. More than 2 million customers are served by Georgia Power and our 9,000 employees. By joining their ranks, you can look forward to a rewarding career and opportunities for advancement in a respected, highly successful enterprise.

Certified Customer Service Specialist (CCSS)

The Certified Customer Service Specialist (CCSS) program provides training in the core interpersonal and technical skills required to deliver exceptional customer service in a broad range of customer contact jobs. Customer service represents the primary contact for customers with questions or requests. Whether you work at one of our local offices, 24/7 call centers or another location, customers will rely on you to fulfill their request in a courteous and speedy manner. Exceptional customer service helps maintain high customer satisfaction and strengthens customer confidence in the dependability of Georgia Power and the services they provide.

Salary Range

From $21,000 - $50,000 plus overtime

Certificate Programs
Requirements
  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • Must pass CSR employment test
  • Pass background, drug screen if offer given
  • 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.
  • Must meet screening requirements (i.e. Georgia Power Tobacco Policy)

Engineering Representative/Technician

This position will be required to handle all of the day-to-day engineering activities related to new service delivery throughout the service territory assigned. Be a champion of our safety vision. The primary responsibility in this position will be managing multiple projects for residential, commercial, and industrial new business customers. Candidate must be able to prepare and schedule construction of jobs to meet committed service dates. The engineering representative is expected to balance the customer's needs against company goals and produce designs that effectively meet both. The engineering representative must also be an exceptional communicator and use those skills to help ensure customer satisfaction.

Requirements
  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • Clean driving record
  • 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.
  • Must meet screening requirements (i.e. Georgia Power Tobacco Policy)
Starting pay range

$40,000 - $50,000

Certificate Programs

Electrical Line Worker

The Electrical line worker certificate program provides students with the necessary knowledge and skill to gain employment as an entry-level line worker with electrical utility companies, both public and private. Topics include line worker organization principles, line worker workplace skills, line worker automations skills, and line worker occupational skills.

Georgia Power Line Workers
Salary Range

From $29,000 - $55,000 plus overtime, depending on years of service.

Requirements
  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • Pass the CAST pre-employment test and Physical Abilities Test
  • Able to work at heights and climb tall structures
  • Work in extreme weather conditions
  • Maintain weight below 270 pounds
  • Clean driving record
  • Desire to advance
  • 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.
  • Must meet screening requirements (i.e. Georgia Power Tobacco Policy)
Certificate Programs
Beneficial Attributes

Electrical Line Worker Apprentice Certificate

View the Physical Abilities Requirements Video

Nuclear Engineering Technician

The Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) program is an innovative approach to addressing the nuclear industry's increasing need for a well-trained nuclear workforce. The program is a planned sequence of courses that meets the defined educational requirements of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) Uniform Curriculum Guide, a curriculum to standardize associate degree nuclear training across the nation. The associate degree program prepares prospective nuclear power plant workers at the technician, maintenance, and non-licensed operator level.

Salary Range

From $41,000 to $47,000 plus overtime, depending on years of service.

Requirements
  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • Pass POSS/MASS Test, physical assessment and extensive background check.
  • Requires shift work and overtime
  • Desire to advance
  • 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.
  • Must meet screening requirements (i.e. Georgia Power Tobacco Policy)
Associate Degree Programs
Beneficial Attributes
  • Obtain a Nuclear Engineering Technology degree
  • Basic mechanical aptitude and math/calculation skills

Instrumentation and Controls Technician

The Instrumentation and Controls Technician Associate of Applied Science degree provides students with a basic knowledge of instrumentation and control maintenance functions such as troubleshooting, repair, and installation of instruments, control devices, and electronic equipment. Instruction is performed through a combination of theory and hands-on training.

Salary Range

From $50,000 to $55,000 depending on geographic location and education/experience of the candidate.

Requirements
  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • Requires shift work and overtime
  • Desire to advance
  • 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.
  • Must meet screening requirements (i.e. Georgia Power Tobacco Policy)
Associate Degree Programs
Beneficial Attributes
  • Completion of the Instrumentation and Controls Technician Associate of Applied Science degree
  • Basic mechanical aptitude and math/calculation skills
  • Willingness to relocate broadens the opportunity of being offered a position

Engineering

Engineering opportunities at Georgia Power exist at our power generating plants, distribution and transmission units and our corporate offices. At our generating plants, engineers are involved in the maintenance, operation and design of fossil fuel, hydro or nuclear plants. Distribution and transmission cover all power lines and substations between the power generating plant and your home or business. Here, engineers study and design the expansion of our line and substation system to meet future demand. They also consult with customers on our products and services and propose solutions that best serve them. Our corporate engineers work at corporate offices, in the field and/or construction sites and support projects at any of our business units depending on need. Some examples are retrofitting plants with modern environmental controls and planning and design for the construction of new nuclear plants.

Georgia Power hires through co-op, intern, and graduating seniors with the following majors: Electrical, mechanical, civil, chemical, nuclear, industrial and computer engineering. Graduates come from many universities across the Southeast and Puerto Rico.

Our co-op program is designed to give hands-on experience to talented undergraduates in the areas of engineering, business, finance, and computer science. This is an excellent opportunity to put classroom theory into actual practice. Our program provides students with an opportunity to build on their experiences through increased responsibility each returning semester. Our goal through this program is to train you to become a full-time employee with Southern Company.

Our internship program is designed to give hands-on experience to talented undergraduates in the areas of engineering, finance, business, and computer science. Unlike other employers, we offer internship positions throughout the year to better accommodate your schedule. Our goal is to provide you with exposure to our company and challenge you with exciting work assignments.

Salary Range

From $55,000 - $90,000-plus, depending on experience.

These positions also include a target bonus based on performance.

Requirements
  • BS degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited school
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Previous electric utility experience is preferred for some positions
  • 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.
  • Must meet screening requirements (i.e. Georgia Power Tobacco Policy)

Construction

Construction workforce used to build and maintain generation is provided through a building and construction trades local union.

Different types of construction jobs include, but are not limited to:
  • Pipe fitters
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Laborers

If you are interested in a construction career, contact your local technical college or appropriate skill apprenticeship program.

Salary Range

From $25,000 - $60,000 depending on experience and classification, plus overtime, if applicable.

Requirements
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  • 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.
  • Must meet screening requirements (i.e. Georgia Power Tobacco Policy)

Auxiliary Equipment Operator (AEO)

The auxiliary equipment operator (AEO) position is an entry-level position in the Power Plant Operations department that is responsible for continuous inspection, monitoring, and troubleshooting of industrial-type plant equipment to ensure their reliable and efficient operation.

AEOs also perform routine operations tasks including:
  • Collecting and documenting readings
  • Initiating work orders to address equipment issues
  • Removing coal-burning waste byproducts
  • Servicing equipment such as adding oil or changing filters
  • Performing equipment isolation and alignments (electrical and mechanical)
  • Operating pumps, fans and conveying systems
  • Performing housekeeping activities to ensure that dust control procedures are being addressed around the plant. This will include performing fire watch and responding to incipient fires.
Salary Range

$49,000 annually (covered by union contract position)

Requirements
  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • Qualify on a written pre-employment aptitude test and Physical Abilities Test before being considered for an on-site interview
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Previous work experience in power plant, manufacturing, industrial, commercial, warehousing, construction or other safety-related setting preferred but not required
  • 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.
  • Must meet screening requirements (i.e. Georgia Power Tobacco Policy)

Coal Equipment Operator (CEO)

The coal equipment operator (CEO) is an entry-level position in the Power Plant Fuels department that is responsible for continuous inspecting, operating, monitoring and maintaining the cleanliness of moving coal conveyor systems, fuel transfer and supply lines, and auxiliary equipment.

CEOs also perform routine fuels tasks including:
  • Inspect, monitor, and operate pumps, manual valves, and motors found in power generation fuel and water systems
  • Receive and unload fuel
  • Collect and prepare fuel samples
  • Perform housekeeping activities to ensure the cleanliness of the equipment and fuels area and to ensure that dust control procedures are being addressed. This will include performing fire watch and responding to incipient fires.
Salary Range

$49,000 annually (covered by union contract position)

Requirements
  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • Qualify on a written pre-employment aptitude test and Physical Abilities Test before being considered for an on-site interview
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Technical degree, certificate or diploma preferred
  • Previous work experience (full-time or part-time) preferred but not required
  • Previous work experience in power plant, manufacturing, industrial, commercial, warehousing, construction or other safety-related setting preferred but not required
  • 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.
  • Must meet screening requirements (i.e. Georgia Power Tobacco Policy)

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