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FirstEnergy Corporation

Facility Ops Specialist

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Akron, Ohio, United States

FirstEnergy About the Opportunity This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. The selected candidate may be offered a position within the same job family, at a level that is lower than what was posted. This will be determined based upon the results of the interview process which considers the candidates skills, work history, experience level, and other relevant qualifications. The Facility Operations Specialist coordinates the planning, monitoring, controlling and/or execution of facility projects throughout the assigned region within the FirstEnergy service area. This includes responsibility for coordinating multiple phases of projects from programming, design, budgeting, scheduling, construction, commissioning, and close-out with internal and external partners to see all projects through to completion and closeout. In addition, the Specialist reviews and maintains corporate service specifications and manages multiple project deliverables simultaneously. This position supports the Supervisor, Facility Operations in the scheduling and execution of preventative maintenance for facility assets, and the planning of capital and O&M budgets and spending. Responsibilities include: - Demonstrating a strong commitment to all aspects of safety. - Coordinating the design, construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of company facilities, and including substation facilities where required, through the utilization of internal resources, contractors, or contracted services. - Providing expertise, mentoring, and coaching for team members to increase efficiency and effectiveness. - Actively participating in, promoting, and working safely to advance FirstEnergys Leading with Safety. This includes communicating and ensuring compliance with the Contractor Safety Guidelines. - Coordinating the activity of FirstEnergys personnel and contractors in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and facilities while setting priorities to ensure cost effective and safe completion of work (includes new construction, expansion, renovation, preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, and break-down maintenance). - Creating and modifying specifications and managing contracts to construct, operate and maintain buildings/facilities. Ensuring work is completed to specification and accurately billed. - Providing support to the Supervisor, Facility Operations with respect to major projects, move requests, maintenance, and planning. - Coordinating with the Environmental group to ensure facilities meet all aspects of environmental compliance. - Providing support to the Supervisor, Facility Operations with the Facilities Capital and O&M budgets. - Identifying and participating in the analysis of cost savings and efficiency opportunities related to facility processes, procedures, and costs. - Building and fostering strong communication and relationships with facility occupants and leadership. - Annually assessing the condition of all facilities, identifying capital and O&M projects required for the next ten years. - Employing knowledge of operations to provide a forward-looking perspective that focuses on opportunities for process improvement and increased efficiency. - Traveling to off-site locations and working outside regular business hours, as required. Qualifications: - 2 or 4-year degree in Engineering, Interior Design, Architecture, Business, Finance, Construction Management or related discipline and minimum 2 years related work experience is required. - In lieu of a degree, minimum 4 years related work experience is required. Related work experience includes project, contractor and construction management, engineering, and building maintenance. - Possess a solid understanding of documenting processes and procedures. - Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. - Able to read, interpret and understand facilities architectural and engineering drawings. - Highly driven, self-motivated worker that is organized, task oriented with a strong attention to detail. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to ask detailed questions. - Experience in process/project development, planning/analysis, and performance reporting. - Able to adapt communication skills to all audiences. - Able to work well under pressure, manage multiple priorities, and projects. - Excellent analytical abilities. - Able to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels of FirstEnergy. - Possess a valid drivers license and able to travel throughout the FirstEnergy territory 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 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.