First Energy Corp. Engineer III/IV - Transmission, Asset Management in Akron, Ohio

Engineer III/IV - Transmission, Asset Management

Location: Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function: Transmission

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 541

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 Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU]

This is a newly created position in the FirstEnergy Asset Operations group in Akron, OH. This position will afford the successful

candidate the unique opportunity to be involved in the growth and development of a department from the ground up. The

primary function of this position will be to support FirstEnergy’s new Asset Health Center (AHC) tool. It will be the second such

installation of the tool in utilities around the country. The AHC tool will play a key role in a number of new operational,

maintenance and compliance programs across the organization. The AHC tool will be a vendor purchased tool utilized by

various FE business units to evaluate the test results, maintenance history and overall health of equipment such as batteries,

transmission transformers and transmission breakers. Future expansion of the tool to other assets is likely and will be

dependent upon successful implementation of the first few phases. The role of the position is to maintain integrity of the input

data, review and analyze results of maintenance activities and of ensuring completeness of the data passing across the

interfaces to other systems. This position provides the successful candidate with growth opportunities in a number of

technologies and activities related to energy delivery and asset health.


• Utilizing project management skills for projects relating to the Asset Health Center (AHC) software tool

• Conducting technical research and analyzing highly complex data; Interpreting results; Providing recommendations to

high-level solutions

• Recommending and implementing technical solutions to complex issues and assignments

• Independently anticipating and meeting internal/external technical needs

• Working with internal and external stakeholders to manage, enhance, and maintain the AHC database and data

• Deriving business requirements from various internal and external stakeholders to develop solutions, processes, and


• Developing process improvements and efficiencies to improve work products

• Maintaining a safe workplace for coworkers and the community based upon knowledge of potential hazards and industry


• Providing a high level of customer service, continuous support, and proactive involvement to leadership and fellow peers

surrounding technical subject matter

• Analyzing and interpreting test data, maintenance records, and SAP cost data

• Working with Cascade and Maintenance Compliance personnel and IT organization as needed

• Providing support to FEU personnel on information and /or reports related to Substation Assets

• Actively seeking ways to build challenge and add value within scope of assignments

• Consistently anticipating and delivering results

• Providing advice, education, and encouragement to others

• Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities

An employee hired at the Engineer IV level will be expected to perform all of the above responsibilities with more proficiency,

and in a more independent manner. Further, the Engineer IV level employee will be assigned additional responsibilities related

to those above.

Qualifications at the Engineer III level:

• BS degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited school (Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil) required, or a P.E. License.

Position level requires minimum of 3 years of professional engineering experience. (Advanced degree a plus)

• Understanding of substations and substation devices is preferred

• Experience with configuration and maintenance of substation devices preferred

• Project Management experience preferred

• Ability to read and understand substation design prints and bills of material preferred

• Ability to analyze large datasets

• Strong analytical and technical abilities

• Familiarity with either or all – Cascade / QlikView / SAP / TOA / DobleWeb is preferred.

• Knowledge of substation equipment maintenance practices is preferred

• Familiarity working with databases is preferred

• Highly proficient with Microsoft Office tools, including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word. SAP a plus

• In-depth understanding of applicable technical products and/or services and of customer needs and expectations

• Demonstrate a questioning attitude to continue to learn, produce results, and strengthen existing relationships

• Ability to model active learning through continuing to develop breadth of knowledge, skills, and perspective

• Desire to continue to learn and grow, work across FirstEnergy, deliver results, and manage others

• Excellent technical and analytical abilities

• Ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels of FirstEnergy Corp.

• Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines

• Superior written and verbal communication skills; Ability to effectively present complex subject matter to all levels of


• Some travel required; must possess a personal vehicle and valid driving license

Qualifications at the Engineer IV level include all of the above plus:

• BS degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited school (Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil) required, or a P.E. License.

Position level requires minimum of 5 years of professional engineering experience. (Advanced degree a plus)

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.

Position Classification


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Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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