First Energy Corp. Fiber Networks Specialist II - Reading, PA in Reading, Ohio

Fiber Networks Specialist II - Reading, PA

Location: Reading, OH, US, 19605

Job Function: Information Technology

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 4431

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 Corp, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

This position is accountable, under general supervision, for managing projects related to the design, implementation, and enhancement of complex fiber optic transport facilities used in the FirstEnergy Wide Area Network. Fiber optic network engineering support and project management for transport circuits is critical for successful 7x24 operations. Fiber optic network transport facilities enable business units to perform their functions and require 24-hour monitoring and support.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Managing Fiber Optic Network Engineering & Operations projects.

  • Championing safe work practices in accordance with all Corporate policies.

  • Making field visits in support of projects, maintenance, or relocations (as necessary).

  • Designing solutions that are scalable, reliable, and cost effective.

  • Defining business cases for new projects and provide detailed support as required to support management decisions.

  • Ensuring that fiber network documentation is up to date.

  • Adhering to Network Services and Energy Delivery drawing standards.

  • Following established IT Operations and network processes.

  • Supporting the 24x7 on-call process by functioning as primary call contact and providing engineering backup to help troubleshoot and repair system/hardware failures or correct performance degradation.

  • Coordinating of fiber optic cabling maintenance and change events that have potential impacts to FirstEnergy active networks. This includes notifying various individuals outside of the department.

  • Using FileNet to access and save FE drawings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Level II - Minimum of three (3) years of experience managing the design, installation, and maintenance of ADSS and OPGW fiber cables, below and/or within the electrical transmission & distribution power space.

  • Level III - Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing the design, installation, and maintenance of ADSS and OPGW fiber cables, below and/or within the electrical transmission & distribution power space.

  • Leadership skills and ability to work closely with people in various departments of the Energy Delivery organization on project requirements, cost and schedule.

  • Familiar with ADSS and OPGW cable design and suspension hardware.

  • Experience with fusion splicing and terminations of MMF and SMF cables in splice cases and on Fiber Distribution Panels.

  • Basic knowledge of electrical distribution and transmission systems.

  • Troubleshooting skills in optical networks.

  • Experience with managing right of way and permit issues.

  • General knowledge of OSHA, NESC, and other standards required for installation of fiber in the power space.

  • Must be able to read and understand construction documents.

  • Knowledge of mapping programs used for documentation of fiber optic cable routes.

  • Understanding of underground locating requirements and services.

  • Familiar with optical network technologies (e.g. DWDM, SONET, MPLS, etc.) that use fiber optic cables as a transport medium.

  • Experience with drawing tools like AutoCAD and Visio.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications, Engineering, or Electronics Technology.

  • Knowledge of incident management systems like HP Service Manager that are used to track problems and planned activities.

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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