First Energy Corp. Distribution Tech II-Sub in Erie, Pennsylvania

Distribution Tech II-Sub

Location:

Erie, PA, US, 16509-3680

Job Function: Distribution

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 12373

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with Penelec, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [PN]

Standardized Summary of Responsibilities : Network Field Support

  • Demonstrate and direct a solid commitment to all aspects of safety.

  • Communicate with customers and property owners to meet requirements and work.

  • Interact with internal/external customers on inquiries concerning construction and maintenance activities.

  • Coordinate work request activities with the appropriate groups to establish job start and completion dates, along with schedules (with contingency plans).

  • Prepare work order packages and requisition materials, close out work orders.

  • Provide input to planning staff for switching orders and required outages.

  • Analyze work in Cascade, identify opportunities to bundle outage work and maintain Cascade database.

  • Provide field technical and design support for Penelec’s three network systems in Erie, Altoona and Johnstown. Become subject matter expert for all electrical, civil and mechanical needs of the three network systems.

  • Provide field support to substation relay technicians and electricians during construction, testing, troubleshoot, etc.

  • Collaborate with regional engineering to construct/maintain network load-flow models.

  • Prepares and delivers training for substation and network employees.

  • Assist in the audit of equipment and procedures in Cascade.

  • Manage time and priorities, and update management on work in progress, backlog of work, section productivity and all other applicable status updates.

  • Assist in the research and development of alternatives/solutions and provide work process improvements.

  • Follow existing processes and improvement practices to develop and support appropriate documentation, communication and training.

  • Provide Mobile Data Terminal and WMI support.

  • Aid during emergencies and storm-related activities and travel to various off-site locations, as well as, FirstEnergy office locations, training facilities and customer sites when requested.

  • Attend all required regulatory training.

Distribution Tech III - Additional Responsibilities :

  • Perform audits of equipment and procedures in Cascade.

  • Prepare and verify regulatory documentation for NERC compliance.

  • Conduct research, develop alternatives/solutions and provide work process improvements by anticipating needs, developing or recommending solutions, and accepting ownership.

  • Complete budget process, determine expected benefits, provide budget level cost estimates and present business case for funding decision.

Standardized Summary of Qualifications :

Recommended Minimum Education and Work Experience - Distribution Tech II-Substation :

Education

Related Work Experience*

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology or related discipline

1-2 years of related work experience

Associates degree in Engineering Technology or related discipline

3-5 years of related work experience

High School Diploma (or GED)

6+ years of related work experience

*Note: Related work experience is knowledge of construction and maintenance practices, procedures, work methods, materials, equipment and tools which would be used to determine the resources necessary to perform construction and maintenance work activities.

Recommended Minimum Education and Work Experience - Distribution Tech III-Substation :

Education

Related Work Experience*

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology or related discipline

2-4 years of related work experience

Associates degree in Engineering Technology or related discipline

5-7 years of related work experience

High School Diploma (or GED)

8+ years of related work experience

*Note: Related work experience is knowledge of construction and maintenance practices, procedures, work methods, materials, equipment and tools which would be used to determine the resources necessary to perform construction and maintenance work activities.

  • Current knowledge of National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electric Code (NEC).

  • Understand the Company’s Accident Prevention Handbook and Manual of Operations and the practical application in the workplace.

  • Interpret work requests, engineering drawings, schematics, equipment instruction manuals and procedures to develop accurate work plans.

  • Working knowledge of:

  • The purpose, function and operating characteristics of equipment, distribution design, residential, commercial, and utility electrical distribution and control systems.

  • Construction methods, maintenance practices, service practices, standards and procedures.

  • Procedures and processes for the acquisition of materials, equipment and tools.

  • Understand and effectively apply knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements as appropriate.

  • Develop, collect, organize and analyze information from a variety of sources to develop reports and provide information on backlog and productivity.

  • Professionalism to work with engineer and management personnel, as well as, interface and work cooperatively with customers, contractors and the general public, in a courteous manner that demonstrates FirstEnergy’s rules of engagement.

  • Maintain strong relationships at all levels.

  • Self-motivated and able to multi-task with competing priorities.

  • Provide quality customer service, both internally and externally.

  • Possess solid verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with PC software applications including Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) and Outlook, along with knowledge of SAP, geographical information system (GIS), customer request work scheduling (CREWS), Click, power outage reporting system (PowerOn), computer aided drafting (CAD/AutoCAD) and Energy Delivery Outage Application. Experience with database query tools (Hyperion/BRIO, Business Explorer Analyzer (BEX), Cognos and experience using Visual Basic is preferred.

  • Must have a personal vehicle to commute to various facilities and locations as required and possess a valid driver’s license.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

Safety

Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Non-Exempt-Hourly

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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