First Energy Corp. Power Plant Operator in Oregon, Ohio

Power Plant Operator


Oregon, OH, US, 43616

Job Function: Plant Operations

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 12633

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 FirstEnergy Generation Company, Bay Shore Plant Oregon, OH, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

This position is with FirstEnergy Generation Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FOS]

JOB SUMMARY: Under direction of Shift Supervision and Control Room Operators, assists employees of higher classifications and others who are engaged in the safe and efficient operation of high pressure steam generating boilers, turbine generators and their associated auxiliary equipment. Performs a degree of routine and preventive maintenance on boilers, turbine generator sets and all auxiliary and associated equipment. Operates and maintains National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) equipment observes site equipment that can produce Title V emission violations.


  • Assists employees of higher classifications in coordinating operational functions with those employees assigned to the Production Operations crew, carrys out instructions of shift supervisor or control room operator.

  • Performs or directs others to support safe, efficient and dependable operating conditions of boilers, turbines, generators or other equipment.

  • Assisting with the normal and emergency operation of start-up and shut-down of boilers, fans, compressors, main turbines, pumps, pulverizers, pyrites systems, screen house, hydrogen systems, lube oil and seal oil systems, ash handling systems, fly ash, bottom ash, bed ash and all CFB activities, generators and their auxiliaries and all associated equipment as required by system conditions and shift supervision.

  • Checks with other power plant operators changing shifts to obtain special orders and operating conditions. Checks the obvious visual operating conditions of equipment upon going on duty.

  • Records meter and instrument indications and display values as required while logging and reporting to shift supervision and control room operator all equipment trouble and equipment operating problems. Records times in logs and JQD 's for starting and stopping of various equipment in the unit log book, JQD or shift report, etc.

  • Maintains all air and water discharges within all regulatory compliance, including Title V.

  • Participates in removing from service and tagging of equipment as the switchman for inspection and maintenance work. Assists the "authorized person" removing clearances from equipment and clearing upon completion of work. Ensures equipment and operating conditions are returned to normal as soon as possible.

  • In accordance with switching authority's orders and shift supervision's direction, and under established procedures and Company practices, assists in various switching operations as the switchman under normal and abnormal conditions, which are necessary to complete the assigned construction and/or maintenance activity or emergency operation. Performs switching of limited complexity and performs switching in emergency conditions while reporting to the switching authority any unusual or abnormal conditions discovered.

  • Performs the regeneration of demineralizers, sampling, testing, analyzing and adding proper treatment to boiler water, feedwater, condensate demineralizers and other pretreatment cycles using prescribed operating procedures and practices to maintain cycle chemistry.

  • Assists in the preparation and performing of special tests, and performs or assists with special and routine tests.

  • Performs semi-skilled preventive mechanical and electrical repair work on plant equipment such as turbines, condensers, boilers, auxiliary equipment, welding, sheet metal work and pipe fitting.

  • Performs, directs or assists in the performance of any task assigned for continuity or restoration of service in an emergency.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by shift supervision or the control room operator as to the safe and reliable operation of plant.

  • Trains and assists with the training of plant employees.

  • Maintains work areas and equipment in a neat, clean and presentable condition.

-Performing other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must meet the Company's general qualifications in accordance with the Job Manual.

  • For acceptance into the Power Plant Operator line of progression, a two-year degree in Power Plant Technology or Applied Science from an accredited college or university is required. The degree must be in a field applicable to fossil-based power plant operations. A Class III Stationary Steam Engineer's License is preferred or three years experience in a power-producing utility or other process-related industry, including but not limited to paper-mill, chemical and petroleum-chemical industries or military experience in any branch of the United States Armed Services applicable to the above.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Must be able to pass all specific Task Performance Evaluations.

  • Must demonstrate power plant knowledge including operations, combustion, heat rate, generation and uses of steam, operation of high pressure boilers and turbines, instrumentation and applied electricity.

  • Must be able to acquire basic knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, cycle chemistry and operational system of the plant and demonstrate the ability to perform mechanical, electrical and cycle chemistry.

  • Must be willing to continue to prepare for advancement to Control Room Operator.

  • Must understand power plant terminology and have the ability to receive and pass on orders and instruction utilizing the phonetic alphabet and three-way communication in such a manner that will maintain safety and promote cooperation and satisfactory results.

  • Must have basic computer skills

EEI Testing

We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. We strongly encourage potential employees to review all information, including the sample test brochures, and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests. Click this link to access the practice tests. You will be prompted for a name and password. Use firstenergy for both.

Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It's important to take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

Note: EEI website does not allow access to actual tests. Testing is held at various locations throughout our service territory based on where the job is located.

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 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 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.

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