FirstEnergy Corp. Voice & Video Specialist in Akron, Ohio

Voice & Video Specialist


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function: Information Technology

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 9621

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]


As part of the Voice & Video Operation team, the Voice & Video Specialist is responsible for architecture, engineering, design, implementation, operation, maintenance, regulatory compliance, and ongoing reliability of the for Voice & Video computing devices such as application servers, IP PBX/Telephones, Legacy PBX/Telephones, and audio & video conferencing systems. This includes network routing & switching, wireless LAN (802.11x) networks and voice & video services (VoIP, PBX, voice mail, voice recorders, phones, IVR, video, and satellite).

  • Implements and troubleshoots enterprise Voice-related solutions/incidents/system outages. Cisco CUCM and CMS.

  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills with focus on customer service, attention to detail and effective follow-up.

  • Recommends and integrate new Telecommunication Voice, Video and Cisco Unified Communications technologies.

  • Network infrastructure to include converged IP networks, Routers, Switches, and Voice Gateways.

  • Participating in LAN projects to ensure computing and network architecture solutions are solid, well integrated, and comply with technical strategy.

  • Supporting the operational performance and maintenance of existing Voice and Video systems as well as design and delivery of new products/product enhancements.

  • Implementing technical standards and regulatory requirements to Voice and Video systems.

  • Staying current with technology changes and the relationships of technology to emerging business requirements.

  • Leveraging Cisco management tools, HP Operations Manager, HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), and other tools used to monitor, control & track the performance of these systems and manage the work.

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

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


  1. Provide daily and project support for the Voice team in support of platforms and applications delivering data, voice, video, and computing services to FE employees, contractors, and business partners.

  2. Plan and complete changes in the LAN/data network environment in support of data, voice or video work.

  3. Responsible for the reliability and availability of data, voice and video systems.

  4. Works with users and manages the expectations of FE business units.

  5. Responsible for the disaster recovery preparation and document for these systems.

  6. Knowledge and full understanding of the operation of the network and the impact of changes follow all applicable policies & procedures to effectively manage risk to FE’s Data Network environments.

  7. Oversee contractors

  8. Certify new installations

  9. Planning and completing supporting changes in the LAN/data network in support of data, voice or video work.


  1. Bachelor or Associates Degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications or related field, or equivalent experience in a network engineering field. CCNA or CCMP a plus.

  2. Minimum of 4 - 7 years professional-level experience required.

  3. Professional level knowledge of routing and switching equipment, LAN topologies, network protocols, wireless LAN systems (Cisco wireless a plus), data center networks, and Voice & Video technologies and services (VoIP, PBX, voice mail, voice recorders, phones, IVR, video conferencing systems, and satellite). CCNP or CCVP preferred.

  4. Knowledge of the OSI reference model.

  5. Possess quality interpersonal, communications (written & verbal), and presentation skills.

  6. Preferred knowledge includes project management concepts & tools, and environmental support systems for supported technology platforms (e.g., HVAC, AC/DC power systems, batteries, generators, etc.).

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.

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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