Working at Power Partners is much more than just a job. It’s enjoying a career with a dynamic company that truly is out to transform the world through innovative manufacturing — that is our vision. It’s about being part of a highly motivated and talented group committed to responsibly producing reliable, energy-efficient distribution and cooling solutions. It’s about getting ample opportunities to expand your skills, which pay off for you and the company.

Our unique team-oriented, worker-friendly culture and drive to do things the right way lead us to make products that add value to our customers, our community and every associate at Power Partners. For us, it’s about safety, quality, delivery and cost — in that order.


Power Partners offers an excellent benefits package. Even more important, the company is committed to work/life balance. Our unique and enjoyable work culture is based on management and employees working closely together to create great products and a great experience for customers and associates alike. We offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Employee assistance program
  • Long and short-term disability insurance
  • Group term life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Gain sharing
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Onsite gym and wellness programs
  • Generous tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time-off
  • Paid holidays

Employees have opportunities to participate in a number of training programs, including Pay-For-Skills, Training Within Industry, the Lean Apprentice Development Program and Facilitator Skills. In addition, all employees are offered cross-training.

Employees are encouraged to make extensive use of the Dr. Sherrie Ford Memorial Learning Center, established at corporate headquarters in honor of the late co-founder of Power Partners.  The Center’s purpose is to promote the growth and development of all PPI associations, and it features a computer lab with online learning tools, a library, and a comfortable sitting area.

Another perk is getting to work in Athens, GA.  Athens routinely ends up on Best Places to work and live lists, and as the Kiplinger Report said recently, while Athens is nicknamed the Classic City for both its name and its neoclassical architecture, the city is anything but old-fashioned.

Shane Jackson, Shellform Coil Winder, and Wayne Smith, Design Engineer

Shane Jackson, Shellform Coil Winder, and Wayne Smith, Design Engineer


Director of Quality & Environmental

Job Title: Director of Quality and Environmental

Location: Athens, Georgia

The Director of Quality and Environmental will work in our Athens, Georgia plant on a full-time basis. The Director of Quality and Environmental will develop, implement, monitor, assess, and improve the quality and environmental management systems, including ISO 9000 and 14000. As such, he will be responsible for the design, implementation, lead and support of our Quality Assurance System and the Operational Excellence System. The essential duties of the Director of Quality and Environmental will include:

  • Lead improvement initiatives that eliminate and reduce all forms of variation and waste, including scrap and rework. Lead the development and implementation of environmental and quality policies. Develop and install procedures and control systems to promote communication and adequate information flow within the organization.
  • Lead the implementation of quality assurance, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, lean and lean-six-sigma, and statistical systems, tools, concepts and training methods for advanced continuous improvement as a key business system for Power Partners to become a world class organization.
  • Work with design and process engineers to make product designs defect resistant and to reduce process defects through error-proofing methods and process variation reduction techniques.
  • Champion for continuous improvement efforts and defect reduction initiatives to establish an effective Quality Management System (QMS); initiate and implement quality improvement activities to raise the performance of the company’s product lines. Educate and train all level employees as to their impact in the quality management system.
  • Implement a company-wide Operational Excellence Program, score cards and activities that ensure excellence of execution of all organizational activities.
  • Establish goals and objectives that stretch boundaries by detailing specific continuous improvement activities focused on enhancing internal process and test yields.
  • Support Supply Chain Management in resolving incoming material quality issues by ensuring appropriate containment measures and implementing effective corrective actions.
  • Maintain certification for ISO9001 and ISO14001. Ensure ongoing legal environmental conformance with local, state and federal laws, identify environmental challenges and drive plans to the appropriate resolution.
  • Actively participate in new product planning and implementation.
  • Develop additional Lean methods to support those programs and establish operating policies and ensure their execution.
  • Establish, implement, and oversee effective modern programs and methods for problem solving to ensure the total prevention of quality recurrences in both processes and product.


Bachelors or foreign equivalent in Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a closely related Engineering field. 5 years of progressively responsible post-Baccalaureate experience in the position offered, as an Engineering Manager, Quality Systems Manager, Environmental Systems Manager, Lean Manufacturing Manager, Production Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager, or a related occupation.

Candidates must possess experience or education in the following:

  • Any experience in implementation of ISO 9000 and 14000 systems.
  • Any experience in continuous improvement.
  • Any experience in design and implementation of quality systems.
  • Any experience in design and implementation of Operational Excellence Programs.
  • 18 months of experience in leading either a QA or manufacturing department in the transformer industry.

To apply, contact:

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