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Safety Rep II


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Other
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  57847

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 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 regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with the FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

This position reports to the Corporate Safety Manager and is located at the General Office in Akron, Ohio with the opportunity for hybrid work locations.


The Safety Representative position is responsible for providing support to corporate and business unit organization including:


  • Performing complex safety data analysis and reporting

  • Providing subject matter expertise (SME) and direction for worker safety regulations, programs and initiatives Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and transportation/driver safety (Department of Transportation-DOT)

  • Managing corporate drug and alcohol compliance program

  • Coordinating and performing industrial hygiene assessments, respiratory fit testing and ergonomics evaluations

  • Researching and benchmarking to develop best practices, safety resources and reference materials

  • Coordinating safety equipment field evaluations and approvals

  • Health and safety auditing to identifying gaps and areas of improvement in safety performance.

  • Participating in and facilitating the investigation of injuries, conditions, and incidents that do or could involve injury or loss to employees or to the general public

  • Performing research and providing technical advice/interpretations on safety regulations.

  • Facilitating root cause analysis for incidents and significant events and devise corrective action plans as needed

  • Ensuring corporate and business office emergency management plans are established and effective

  • Developing educational materials and training to safety representatives and others as needed

  • Working independently to develop solutions and change management plans for complex safety issues including revising or preparing new safety programs and policies as needed

  • Representing the company on external technical committees (e.g. ASTM) as needed

  • Supporting regional management and labor employee safety committee meetings throughout the company as needed.

  • Assisting with and participating in safety audits, inspections and federal regulatory investigations as necessary.


An employee hired at the Safety Rep IV level will be expected to perform all of the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner.  Further, the Safety Rep IV level employee will be assigned additional responsibilities related to those listed above.


Qualifications at the Safety Rep II level include:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene or in a related field with equivalent experience in safety and health or related discipline with minimum 2 years relevant work experience required.  In lieu of Bachelor’s degree (preferred), minimum 4 years relevant work experience required.  Relevant work experience will include basic knowledge of OSHA and DOT regulations.

  • Proficient in Access and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.). Oracle skills are a plus.

  • Solid analytical and quantitative skills required for data analysis, reporting root cause analysis and OSHA record keeping

  • Strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively with managers, supervisors, employees, regulatory agencies and peers

  • Willing and able to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment (PPE), climb ladders and enter confined spaces, as required

  • Organized self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member in establishing priorities and achieving goals and objectives

  • Ability to work extended hours

  • Possession of a valid driver's license and a personally owned or leased vehicle to commute to various facilities throughout the assigned territory (including out of state)

  • Ability to travel as necessary between plant locations and other facilities, to support corporate and business unit partner needs. Occasional travel, including overnight.

  • Basic presentation skills, ability to work across FE Corporate, results focused, relationship building skills,

  • Possess  knowledge of federal, state, local Health and Safety (HS) laws and regulations and applicable consensus standards

  • Intermediate knowledge of HS programs and policies

  • Ability to work with peers and management cross functionally on HS issues

  • Work with peers on tracking injuries and illnesses and analyzes alternative solutions

  • Ability to conduct research, analyze safety and industrial data and present findings with supervision

  • Basic understanding of industry consensus standards related to safety - American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Electric Safety Code (NESC)

  • Experience working with bargaining units and skilled crafts

  • Experience in electrical transmission and distribution or power generation industry or construction support is a plus



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


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Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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