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Transmission Scheduler


Akron, OH, US, 44313

Job Function:  Transmission
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  58464

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 FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

Transmission Schedulers are responsible for maintaining the reliability of the Bulk Electric System during

planned and unplanned outages. Employees at the entry level of this job family apply acquired education

and experience to work situations and exercise independent judgment on basic projects and

assignments. They provide support to management and higher level professionals.


Responsibilities include:


  • Processing switching requests submitted by regions
  • Analyzing outage requests for contingencies
  • Maintaining compliance with PJM outage coordination requirements
  • Coordinating outages with internal and external sources
  • Preparing Four Day Out study, analyzing reliability issues and providing solutions
  • Modeling scheduled outages in EMS/RTS to identify contingencies and/or overloads. Providing solutions to scheduling concerns
  • Writing procedures for taking equipment out of service, restoring to service and test energizing
  • Providing support to Operators regarding switching controls
  • Providing technical support to control centers
  • Administration of databases used to support the control centers
  • Preparing scheduling reports for operating companies
  • Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities


Qualifications include:


  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field is required
  • 0-2 years of related experience is required. Related experience may include experience in technical writing, scheduling, maintenance, or operations
  • Works safely according to company policies and procedures
  • Basic understanding of Transmission System Operations procedures, policies, practices
  • Strong written and oral communications skills required
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong analytical abilities involving complex problems; exercise sound judgment
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn the Energy Delivery Outage application, Transmission Outage database, EMS, Microsoft Office, SORS, eDART, FileNet, 
  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines

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


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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