First Energy Corp. Maintenance / Construction Engineer in Shippingport, Pennsylvania

Maintenance / Construction Engineer

Location: Shippingport, PA, US, 15077

Job Function: Engineering

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 1109


About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FE Generation, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FOCM]

The Mechanical Engineer will work on the Technical Services team at FirstEnergy's Bruce Mansfield Power Plant located in Shippingport, PA. This position will report to the Superintendent, Construction.

Responsibilities Include:

-Monitoring the condition of the generation equipment while providing both operational and maintenance support. Equipment include air compressors, coal pulverizers, boiler feed pumps and other rotating equipment and requires leading the development of repair plans.

-Assessing operating condition and develop plans for continued health and operation including technical direction of repairs, evaluation of improvements and development of short and long term budgets.

-Developing knowledge of all the dynamics associated with the operation, predictive diagnostic data gathering and reliability focused maintenance practices that would impact the safe, environmentally compliant, reliable and cost-competitive operation of this equipment.

-Assisting with solving operational issues that can be addressed with proper planning and execution of

planned work and/orprojects to correct inefficiencies.

-Preparing financial justifications, budgeting, schedule performance and documentation of projects.

-Coordinating activities of other technical services personnel that may be assigned for the purpose of routine, project and emergency issues and across all technical disciplines and will represent and report on issues for the assigned area.

-Conducting research and beginning to improve work processes.

-Analyzing data and beginning to develop and recommend solutions.

-Anticipating needs and accept ownership, contribute to solutions and possess job knowledge and maturity.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university, Required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of power plant or professional job-related experience, Required.

  • Knowledge of ASME piping codes and relevant standards to plant operations and maintenance is a plus.

  • Possess excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work effectively with and lead cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to work safe, promote teamwork and work collaboratively to achieve team goals.

  • Must be a Self-starter with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

  • Possess working knowledge of various Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

  • Ability to lead contractors and promote good working relationships between departments.

  • Ability to work extended hours as necessary to meet deadlines and to ensure resolution of plant problems.

  • Ability to identify equipment failure mechanisms, root cause, short-term corrective measures and long-term actions needed to minimize the impacts on generation.

  • Possess an aptitude for proactive versus reactive approach toward equipment reliability.

  • Able to safely perform equipment inspections using personal protective equipment (PPE), as needed, in a confined space or on scaffolding.

  • Demonstrated multi-disciplined problem solving.

  • Computer proficiency in business software.

  • Proficiency in engineering economics and budgeting is required.

  • Ability to work extended and off hours and must be willing to respond to equipment related issues on a 24-hour basis.

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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