Reliability Engineer


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 nations 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.
About the Opportunity
This is an open position with Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp [OE].
This is a mobile (remote) position. The selected candidate must be located within a 60-minute commute of the assigned Ohio Edison service building in the Youngstown/Warren/Salem area.
Responsibilities Include:
Working safely in a variety of electric utility settings and following all Accident Prevention Handbook (APH) work practices.
Demonstrating a solid commitment to all aspects of safety, with maturity to exercise independent judgment on complex projects and assignments.
Maintaining a safe workplace for coworkers and the community based upon knowledge of potential hazards and industry regulations and requirements.
Providing a high level of service, continuous support, and proactive involvement regarding technical subject matter to leadership and peers.
Using standard planning and reliability tools, including power quality software, AcSELerator, Cooper ProView, GIS, EMS, MJXplorer, and PowerOn to develop solutions to capacity and reliability issues.
Providing prompt technical support and analysis to the distribution control center (DCC) during major customer outage events.
Performing reliability analysis studies, querying reliability data, and preparing detailed internal and external reports for management and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)
Investigating and answering customer inquiries regarding service quality and reliability.
Preparing cost estimates, schedules, and justification for system improvement projects.
Assisting with required training programs pertaining to data quality, outage reporting, and reliability analysis.
Performing and/or providing technical support to complete power quality and radio interference studies as needed.
Supporting storm response as a storm analyst, hazard dispatcher, or as assigned.
Working overtime to support storm efforts or other special projects as business needs require.
Qualifications Include:
Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering (BSEE, BSCE, BSME) from an ABET accredited institution is required. Acceptable alternatives are: (1) a Professional Engineers (PE) License (2) a Bachelors degree in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or technical field of study (non-ABET) plus an advanced degree in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelors program.
Successful completion of the FE exam considered a plus.
Understanding of electrical engineering and utility power system concepts with ability to learn new complex electrical topics quickly.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on understandable and clear technical writing and presentation skills.
Possess strong knowledge, maturity, and decision-making skills regarding electrical problems and analyzing complex information.
Detail-oriented, accurate, and able to understand and interpret complex technical information.
Solid computer skills with competency in Microsoft Office prApply here: