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Building Mechanic - Akron, OH


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Facilities
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  36485

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 safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [SC00]



The Building Mechanic leads and participates in the inspection, maintenance, diagnoses and repair, installation and modification of HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and other building/facility systems at various locations as needed.  There is a primary focus on safety and teamwork in getting the work completed.  The main objective is to ensure building assets are maintained to achieve maximum useful life and safe operation.


The position reports to the Building Services Lead and is located in Akron, Ohio.


 Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for performing various skilled activities required in the operation and maintenance of a variety of building facilities and equipment.
  • Participates in all Company safety programs and practices and promotes safe work methods in all activities.  Maintains a high level of safety commitment throughout day-to-day functions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Company's safety philosophy, its principles, and rules which govern safe working practices and the ability to work and direct work safely and in full compliance with these philosophies, principles, and rules.
  • Performs work assignments for the locations assigned including breakdown maintenance, corrective maintenance, preventative maintenance, room set-ups, service requests, jurisdictional inspections, and others as needed.
  • Coordinates and administers the HVAC preventative and corrective maintenance program at FE facilities.
  • Develops HVAC maintenance standards, preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Works independently or with others to perform HVAC maintenance, reviews contractor corrective maintenance proposals and performs corrective maintenance when appropriate.
  • Assists with the development and review of specifications for new equipment installations and identifies and justifies needed system upgrades and replacements.
  • Works with management to modify or revise HVAC maintenance program and procedures to optimize program effectiveness. Develops and monitors performance measures.
  • Participates as a team member on HVAC capital projects.
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate and interact with Building Automation Systems and facility management software programs.
  • Ability to control and monitor building mechanical systems, respond to alarm conditions, generate reports and trends, and customize system schedules.
  • Reclaim refrigerants and maintain records in accordance with EPA standards for the proper disposal of HVAC equipment.
  • Monitors HVAC system performance, recommends system changes, assists in developing specifications and evaluating options for HVAC projects.
  • Working knowledge of large HVAC systems, including chillers, AHU’s, CRAC units and commercial humidification systems.
  • Utilizes the Facilities Work Management and Planned Maintenance systems to perform and close on-demand and preventive maintenance work.
  • Ensure change management protocols are followed.
  • Must be able to work shift work and overtime as assigned; must be able to work scheduled weekends shifts.
  • Respond to support operational and emergency situations 24/7.




  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Two-year technical/associate degree and EPA Technician certification Type 1 and Type 2 required. Universal certification a plus.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ work experience required.  Relevant experience in HVAC, and commercial building maintenance could also be considered.
  • Possess CFC, National Electric Code, and Fork Truck Certifications preferred.
  • Experience working in electrical and plumbing trades.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing and able to travel within the regional service territory.
  • Must be able to read and work from blueprints.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting up to 75 pounds and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) and interact with facility management software programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate information on equipment and systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, coordinate, and lead a job from start to finish.
  • May be required to work variable shifts which include evenings, weekends and holidays, if necessary.




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 


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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