First Energy Corp. Nuclear Engineering Specialist, I&C Maintenance in Shippingport, Pennsylvania

Nuclear Engineering Specialist, I&C Maintenance

Location: Shippingport, PA, US, 15077

Job Function: Nuclear Generation

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 10003

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 Nuclear Operating Company at the Beaver Valley Power Station. [BVN]

As a Nuclear Engineering Specialist, I&C Maintenance Engineering at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant, responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical support for the I&C Maintenance Department to maintain excellent material condition of systems, structures, and components.

  • Assuming responsibility for Predictive Maintenance at the station, including obtaining system responsibility for the seismic monitoring system at both Beaver Valley units.

  • Developing engineering solutions to technical issues in support of plant maintenance and conducting all

  • predictive maintenance in assigned discipline.

  • Providing technical input to maintenance craft in the implementation of work, including interpreting vendor manuals, drawings and schematics, and determining tolerances and values required by field representatives.

  • Troubleshooting station components and systems, and developing and implementing troubleshooting plans.

  • Evaluating site maintenance processes and implementing standardized changes to optimize maintenance costs, work quality, and availability.

  • Executing technical testing in the field, including surveillance and performance testing, and developing and maintaining associated procedures such as Maintenance Surveillance Procedures (MSPs).

  • Providing input to documents associated with temporary and minor modifications.

  • Developing and completing investigations and corrective actions in accordance with the Corrective Action Program (CAP).

  • Performing field walk downs and interfacing with maintenance craft to resolve emergent shop and plant issues.

  • Preparing technical reports and presentations in support of maintenance functions.

  • Interfacing with engineering to resolve design and licensing basis issues

  • Interfacing with and coordinating activities performed by outside engineering and consulting service companies related to maintenance work.

  • Managing and completing assigned activities to support the timely implementation of required plant operations.

  • Performing Emergency Response Organization (ERO) duties as assigned.

An employee hired at the Senior Nuclear Engineering Specialist level will be expected to perform all of the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner. Further, the Senior Nuclear Engineering Specialist level employee will be assigned additional responsibilities related to those listed above, including:

  • Educating and directing others on technical subject matters, improve element programs and process effectiveness, and make significant contributions to the achievement of element goals and objectives

  • Leading diverse projects / processes / programs

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

  • Developing designated programs and policies

  • Integrating strategic, technical concepts into business unit activities; providing strategic direction across department

  • Developing high-level solutions for complex technical assignments

  • Serving as a “thought leader” and technical resource for less tenured employees

  • Promoting a sense of urgency in the team for reaching goals and meeting deadlines

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

  • Consistently anticipating customer needs and delivering high quality results

Qualifications at the Advanced Nuclear Engineering Specialist level include:

  • Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or a related technical discipline required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years professional-level experience in the nuclear industry or 8 years of related professional-level experience in a non-nuclear industry required

  • Must possess a working knowledge of power plant systems, structures and components.

  • Familiarity with nuclear power plant design and licensing basis documents and the processes used to maintain them is preferred.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make technical presentations to all levels of management.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

  • Prior multi-department experience is preferred.

  • Must reside within site-specific ERO response time.

Qualifications at the Senior Nuclear Engineering Specialist level include all of the above, plus:

  • Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or a related technical discipline required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of related professional experience in the nuclear industry or 10 years of related professional experience in a non-nuclear industry required.

  • Ability to interact with both industry and company peers, as well as all levels of FENOC management.

  • Superior written and oral communication skills.

  • Viewed as a technical expert in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access; SAP a plus

  • Should possess strong organization and analytical abilities.

  • Should demonstrate a questioning attitude and demonstrate a strong commitment to nuclear safety culture.

  • Ability to lead by example

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

  • 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

  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines; Coach others in effective decision making

  • Ability to formally present complex technical matter to all levels of management

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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