First Energy Corp. Electrical Maintenance Specialist in Oregon, Ohio

Electrical Maintenance Specialist

Location: Oregon, OH, US, 43616

Job Function: Plant Operations

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 11344

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 Generation Corporation, Bay Shore Plant Oregon, OH, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

This position is with FirstEnergy Generation Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FOS]


Under general directive supervision, works with and directs others in performing skilled electrical maintenance and construction, such as: testing, trouble-shooting, adjusting, calibrating, overhaul and construction on plant electrical equipment, circuits, systems and apparatus; and in addition performs duties such as:


  • Maintaining and repairing motors and associated equipment.

  • Maintaining and repairing storage batteries and battery charging equipment including UPS.

  • Maintaining and repairing exciters, motor generators, and associated hard-wired controls. Resurfacing and reconditioning commutators and collector rings, replacing and adjusting brush arms, making high potential tests.

  • Maintaining and repairing electrical control equipment, interlocks, electrical equipment on locomotives, cranes, precipitator controls and associated equipment.

  • Directing, inspecting, instructing and training employees of lower or the same job classification in electrical and maintenance work.

  • Responding to work requests on plant equipment, investigating the root cause, making necessary repairs, releasing to the operator when ready for service, observing operation of the equipment when it is placed in service, coordinating with supervisors and production crew for clearance and removal of equipment from service, both mechanical and electrical, isolation and de-isolation of equipment per the tagging procedures.

  • Installing, adjusting and connecting electrical equipment control devices, instrumentation, meters and relays, busses and wiring on switching and connecting structures in plants, and low voltage and medium voltage switch-gear reconditioning and repair.

  • Taking oil samples and maintaining oil levels in transformer rectifiers (TR) sets and station transformers.

  • Setting up rigging, tackle, blocking, scaffolding, ladders, and moving heavy parts and equipment.

  • Maintaining, repairing and modifying controls on auxiliary equipment, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

  • Performing any task assigned for continuity or restoration of service in an emergency.

  • Reports and addresses all Safety and Environmental issues.

  • Performing other duties in accordance with the section of the Foreword to the Job Manual entitled, "Duties."


  • Must meet the Company's requirements as to General Qualifications in accordance with the Job Manual.

  • Must have at least a two-year technical degree in related field from an accredited school (Power Plant Technology preferred) and/or equivalent work experience, such as applicable military training, or a Journeyman certification with three- (3) years work experience.

  • Must be able to pass all of the Task Performance Evaluations for the Electrical Maintenance Electrician within specified time limits.

  • Must be respirator certifiable.

  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of applied electricity and electronics, including AC and DC electrical circuits, machinery, measurements and calculations.

  • Must be knowledgeable in electrical layout, construction, functions and operations of electrical equipment and circuit connections.

  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of the function of the electrical equipment and machinery installed in the plants.

  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of the maintenance, repair, construction and practices of the departments.

  • Must possess knowledge of and be able to utilize required corporate databases.

  • Must be able to work from complex, detailed drawings, circuit diagrams, specifications, and blue prints.

  • Must possess a thorough working knowledge of power plant machinery and equipment operation.

  • Must know the names of individual parts of equipment and be able to identify them in the stores supply.

  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of safe rigging methods for work within the scope of this job.

  • Must have the ability to receive and pass on orders and instructions in such a manner that will maintain safety and promote harmony, cooperation and satisfactory work results from assigned employees and co-worker

EEI Testing

We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. We strongly encourage potential employees to review all information, including the sample test brochures, and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests. Click this link to access the practice tests. You will be prompted for a name and password. Use firstenergy for both.

Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It's important to take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

Note: EEI website does not allow access to actual tests. Testing is held at various locations throughout our service territory based on where the job is located.

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

Bargaining Unit

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