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FirstEnergy Corporation

Assoc. Technology Specialist / Tech Specialist - Electronic Repair Technician / Akron Central Electric Lab


Computer Specialist


Akron, Ohio, United States

About this Opportunity :

Electronic Repair Technician / Instrumentation Specialist

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.

This position is supporting FirstEnergy Service Co, a subdivision of FirstEnergy Corp.

Instrumentation Specialist or Electronic Repair Technician for FirstEnergy’s Instrument Repair and Calibration Group. This job is responsible for hands-on electronic troubleshooting, repair, and calibration of a wide variety of electrical test equipment. Responsibilities include component level repair of electronic test equipment utilizing troubleshooting methods based on review of manufacture schematics and common electronic component specifications. Specialists require a strong understanding of calibration methods and equipment used to calibrated electrical test equipment. Employees work in a collaborative lab environment with other specialists and technicians.

Electronic Repair Technician / Instrumentation Specialist

This position is located at the Central Electric Lab in Akron, Ohio.

Standardized Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a solid commitment to all aspects of safety by adhering to the Company’s Accident Prevention Handbook and apply this to safety in the workplace.
  • Performs hands-on electrical troubleshooting, repair, and calibration of a wide variety of electrical equipment, which includes Multimeters, Voltage Detection Units, Substation Test Equipment, Fault location Equipment and High Voltage Test Equipment.
  • Ability to conduct independent research, develops alternative solutions, and provides recommendations for improvement in work processes.
  • Professionally communicates with customers, vendors, internal entities, and department sections. Successfully interacts with a variety of levels of leadership.
  • Willingness to perform an Emergency Response role during emergencies and storm-related activities which may include travel to various off-site locations as well as FirstEnergy office locations, training facilities and customer sites, when requested.
  • An employee hired at a higher level will be expected to perform all the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner, and will be assigned lead and additional responsibilities related to those listed above.


Qualifications at the Assoc Tech Specialist Level:

  • Associate degree in instrumentation, electronic engineering technology or similar discipline, along with 0-2 years of related job experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting work requests, engineering drawings, schematics, equipment instruction manuals and procedures to develop accurate work plans.
  • Proficient with PC software applications including Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) along with the ability to learn Industry Software.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, and to manage, organize and prioritize work with attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with a questioning attitude to continue to learn, produce results, and strengthen existing relationships.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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.