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FirstEnergy Corp. Substation Drafter - Akron, OH or Greensburg, PA in Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Substation Drafter - Akron, OH or Greensburg, PA


Greensburg, PA, US, 15601

Job Function: Transmission

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 60884

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. [FEU]

There are multiple positions available and can be located in Akron, OH or Greensburg, PA.

The job of Drafter requires an individual to have an interest and / or ability to create engineering and standard drawings for the Substation Design Engineering group within FirstEnergy. This position will work within a staff of engineers, designers, survey crews, drafters and specialists, both internal and external, engaged in a wide variety of engineering design, from the request for project estimation through conceptual and detailed design development, equipment acquisition, construction and finally record update. This position will provide drawing support to Substation personnel, Real Estate, Project Management and Construction crews verifying that safety standards are followed and required accuracies are met.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating and revising drawings and documentation for transmission and distribution substation projects from scope documents, protection specifications, engineering sketches and / or verbal instructions

  • Contributing to a safe environment for substation personnel, co-workers, contractors and the general public

  • Preparing bills-of-material and specifications to procure needed equipment and materials for substation projects

  • Assisting in preparing applications and supporting documentation for engineering permits when necessary

  • Creating or revising substation electrical one-lines, and AC and DC schematics drawings

  • Creating or revising detailed wiring diagrams from schematics

  • Developing conduit and raceway layouts and cable schedules

  • Assisting in researching and exploring new technologies that will effectively enable work

  • Preparing drafts for purchase requisitions and blanket releases for substation projects

  • Coordinating with technical personnel to gather and record data for substation design projects and complete as-built and record print revisions from marked drawings

  • Supporting and sustaining FirstEnergy as a high performing organization by contributing to excellent organizational performance and values of FirstEnergy through responsible effective work performance.

  • Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities. Storm response duties may include time out of the office for extended stays.

Qualifications include:

  • Associate degree or certification in computer aided drafting (CAD) is required. Consideration will be given to applicants having 2 years of technical and operational experience in lieu of a college degree.

  • Minimum of 0-2 years of drafting experience is required.

  • Working knowledge of applicable computer software necessary to fulfill job duties including Microsoft Office and AutoCAD. Knowledge of FileNet and SAP a plus but not a requirement.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • Must embrace a safety culture and maintain a safe work environment for co-workers, contractors and the general public.

  • Must be able to assist on multiple projects simultaneously and be able to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines, unexpected developments, changes in project scope, budget constraints, unforeseen field problems and demands on time for work assignments

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and develop and maintain relationships across FE that facilitate the cooperation needed to complete assigned tasks and will inspire others to achieve, or exceed, goals.

  • Must be able to work independently as well as in teams with other FirstEnergy areas of responsibility including Planning and Protection, Project Management, Maintenance, Real Estate and Construction, as well as the Regional operating companies

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with good verbal skills and writing skills, providing comprehensive project status reports, clear and concise correspondence, and accurate information.

  • Must possess strong organizational, computer, and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be willing to travel throughout the service territory when needed to support substation walkdowns to gather site information and to support storm response needs

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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