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FirstEnergy Corp. Auxiliary Equipment Operator in Shippingport, Pennsylvania

Auxiliary Equipment Operator


Shippingport, PA, US, 15077

Job Function: Nuclear Generation

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 18831

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 generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FENOC - Beaver Valley Power Station, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.[BVN]

Under semi-direct supervision, the Auxiliary Equipment Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of station equipment and performs all operating duties for which they are qualified such as:


  1. Places in operation, operates and removes from operation equipment using approved station procedures.

  2. Maintains proper lubrication of equipment.

  3. Performs switching and tagging for clearance operations.

  4. Performs routine radiation monitoring necessary to obtain access to operating areas or equipment and or necessary to process and ship radioactive waste.

  5. Frequently checks the operation of equipment and diagnoses any difficulties.

  6. Using appropriate tools and materials, performs minor adjustment and repair work.

  7. Takes necessary action in case of an emergency and notifies the Reactor Operator or station supervision of unusual or irregular conditions.

  8. Records readings, changes charts and keeps proper records of work done on the shift.

  9. Performs various operating procedures and equipment surveillance tests as directed.

  10. Performs as a member of the station emergency squad and fire squad.

  11. Using appropriate tools and materials, maintains assigned work area and equipment in a clean, orderly, and well lighted manner.

  12. Directs and trains other operations employees, checking the performance of their work in order to maintain safe and proper operating conditions.

  13. Effectively uses electrical and mechanical prints, diagrams and manuals in performance of job duties.

  14. Performs all work in accordance with station safety and radiological control regulations and practices.

  15. Performs all duties is accordance with INPO good operating practices, and NRC regulations, and industry standards.

  16. Trains, qualifies and maintains job qualification in accordance with industry standards and INPO approved qualification programs.

  17. Assists other employees as required as needed during normal and refueling operations.

  18. Operates plant computer equipment such as Work Process monitoring, corrective actions, procedure usage and change, and work scheduling software.

  19. Performs similar or less skilled duties as assigned.


  1. Education equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of college in a technical area or equivalent experience is desired.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to interpret and work from prints and electrical drawings.

  3. Two years of power plant experience or equivalent.

  4. Ability to pass appropriate oral and/or written examinations.

  5. Ability to pass appropriate physical examinations.

  6. Complete assigned training for the position.

  7. Thorough working knowledge of company safety regulations and practices and methods of executing clearances.

  8. Thorough working knowledge of radiation worker standards and practices.

EEI Testing

We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by theEdison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. Westrongly encourage potential employees to review all information, including the sample test brochures,and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests. Click this link to access thepractice tests. You will be prompted for a name and password. Use firstenergy for both.

Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It's importantto take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration. You musthave Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

Note: EEI website does not allow access to actual tests. Testing is held at various locations throughout our service territory based on where the job is located.

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

Bargaining Unit

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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