First Energy Corp. Transmission Relay Instructor in Massillon, Ohio

Transmission Relay Instructor

Location: Massillon, OH, US, 44646

Job Function: Transmission

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 8767

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 Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU]

This position is in the Regional Workforce Development group and reports to the Supervisor, Distribution Skills Training. The Distribution Instructor will provide training to Regional Operations employees. The primary focus for this position is the training of incumbent and incoming Relay personnel as well as candidates enrolled through the in-house Relay training program.


  • Supporting the design, development, and implementation activities of effective training materials and programs

  • Delivering training in both formal classroom settings as well as field settings

  • Coordinating and maintaining training facilities, equipment and hardware

  • Handling administrative duties including training documentation, reports and attendance records

  • Supporting system-wide training needs on an as-needed basis


  • Associate’s degree or the equivalent gained through previous field experience OR technical knowledge obtained through career experience requisite for the position

  • Demonstrated skill and ability to perform at the associate distribution instructor level or previous experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating training programs

  • Previous technical experience (T&D Skills instructors require journeyman level skill set in the Relay discipline)

  • Prior experience as a Relay instructor (classroom or on-the-job) is desirable

  • Senior tech level skills in the area of relay crafts

  • Must have knowledge of Relay Protective Schemes Practice Manual associated with Relay settings and testing of electro-mechanical and microprocessor Relays; knowledge of the materials and safety regulations necessary to perform Relay work and the tools and equipment used to perform this work

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of breakers, transformers, voltage regulators, capacitors, reclosers andother equipment functions and operating characteristics

  • Must have advanced knowledge of electrical theory principals and laws for alternating and direct current

  • Must be able to interpret blueprints, drawings, technical manuals and construction standards

  • Must have the ability to interpret protective schemes, utilize test equipment for the setting of relay characteristics, interpret results, troubleshoot techniques on equipment

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential

  • Demonstrated skill and experience performing as an instructor (classroom or on-the-job)

  • Use the various computer systems available to test relays in the field, along with providing documentation on those devices

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, customer relations skills along with strong coaching and mentoring skills are a must

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


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Canton

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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