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FirstEnergy Corp. Dist Instructor - Reading PA in Reading, Pennsylvania

Dist Instructor - Reading PA


Reading, PA, US, 19612-6001

Job Function: Distribution

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 40164

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE)is dedicated to integrity, 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 regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

*Note- this posting is for up to 2 (two) positions based out of the Reading PA location.

The Distribution Instructor will provide training to Regional Operations employees. The primary focus for this position is the training of incumbent substation personnel as well as candidates enrolled through the PSI Substation School or in-house programs. Although the primary training location for the position will be at the Reading Service Center in Reading, PA the successful candidate will be expected to support training needs system wide on an as-needed basis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the design, development, and implementation activities of effective training materials and programs.

  • Mentoring associates and/or instructors through observation, providing feedback and written documentation.

  • Delivering training in both formal classroom settings as well as field settings.

  • Coordinating and maintaining training facilities, equipment and hardware.

  • Completing administrative duties such as training documentation, reports and attendance records.

  • Acting as the primary company interface with young adults enrolled through the PSI Substation program as well as in-house line curriculum candidates.

  • Supporting the design, development, and implementation activities of effective training materials and programs.


  • Associate’s degree or higher with training experience. In lieu of an Associate’s degree a Workforce Development approved Instructor Certification will be considered.

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma along with 4 years directly related experience is required.

  • Must have prior substation work skills and experience.

  • Must have knowledge of Transmission & Distribution construction standards, methods, practices, materials and safety regulations necessary to perform line work along with the tools and equipment used to perform this work.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of transformers, voltage regulators, capacitors, reclosers and other equipment functions along with installation requirements and operating characteristics.

  • Must have advanced knowledge of electrical theory principals and laws for alternating and direct current.

  • Must be able to interpret blueprints, drawings, technical manuals and construction standards.

  • Must have the ability to work in confined spaces, lift materials and equipment, operate construction trucks, and equipment as required.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

  • Demonstrated skill and experience performing as an instructor (classroom or on-the-job).

  • Any additional experience in the areas of dispatching, distribution design, EHV work or network operations is a plus.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, customer relations skills along with strong coaching and mentoring skills are a must.

Qualifications at the Adv Dist Instructor role include all the above plus:

  • Associate’s degree or higher with training experience. In lieu of an Associate’s degree a Workforce Development approved Instructor Certification will be considered.Minimum of a High School Diploma along with 6 plus years directly related experience is required.

  • Must have Journeyman or similar Substation work skills.

  • Prior experience in developing training programs

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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FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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