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IT Intern - Network Transport Specialist


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  20351

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 generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

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




Candidates will work closely with FirstEnergy’s network teams and business units to deliver data networking, transport, and communications solutions for business and operational purposes that help achieve FE’s business goals.


This position will provide support for the architecture, engineering, design, implementation, operation, maintenance, regulatory compliance, and ongoing reliability of Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Field Area Network (FAN), and supporting communications systems.  This includes a multitude of wired and wireless systems that comprise the FE communications architecture.



  • Participation in a degree program focused on Computer Networking, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Telecommunications, or related field
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must have the ability to work without sponsorship (now or in the future)
  • General understanding of LAN/WAN topology (routers, switches, Ethernet, wireless, firewalls, etc.), including diagnostic procedures and tools
  • Background and experience with personal computer hardware, operating systems and application software (office productivity tools) is essential.
  • Wireless transport hardware and systems such as digital microwave, radio, WiMax, CDMA, etc.
  • Network routing & switching hardware and systems
  • Network design, engineering, and drawing management tools
  • TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Internet, firewalls, security, and Internet tools
  • Environmental support systems for the technology platforms (e.g., HVAC, AC/DC power systems, batteries, generators, etc.)
  • Project management concepts and tools


  • Participate on of the network teams supporting the many technology platforms delivering voice, video, data, electrical network monitoring & control, and computing services to FE employees, contractors, and business partners.
  • Ensure high level of reliability and availability of these systems.
  • As part of the Network Engineering & Operations department, work across FirstEnergy to ensure that communications solutions meet business needs and objectives.
  • Ensure that all procedures are followed properly (e.g. change management, testing, documentation, etc.).

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: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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