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Engineering Tech - Distributed Energy Resources


Clark, PA, US, 16113

Job Function:  Distribution
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  69452

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 Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]


This Engineering Tech is responsible for work associated with the Distributed Energy Resources interconnection processes for the Distribution function of the Company. The preferred job location is in the Penn Power Service Territory, but all locations within FirstEnergy Pennsylvania will be considered. 


Responsibilities include:


  • Demonstrating and directing a solid commitment to all aspects of safety.
  • Assisting with managing the interconnection mailboxes, including generating FirstEnergy queue numbers for retail net metering interconnection applications, analyzing and responding to customer inquiries, processing application checks, and filing/logging information
  • Assessing and processing Level 1 & 2 retail net metering interconnection applications including:
    • Reviewing applications for any inadequate information
    • Technical review of customer generator’s ensuring they meet all FE requirements
    • Creating work requests and work with the design team for any upgrade work associated with the interconnection
    • Filing and logging correspondence and application documents to the database
    • Providing a timely response to any customer questions 
  • Assisting Project Managers and Planning Engineers on level 2, 3, and 4 retail interconnection applications
    • May also include reviewing applications for any inadequate information
    • Technical review of customer generator’s ensuring they meet all FE requirements
  • Providing support and attending PJM kickoff calls for wholesale interconnection projects connecting to the distribution system
  • Compiling data from the interconnection database to assist regulatory reporting with Department of Energy (DOE) and PA Public Utility Commission (PUC) submittals
  • Providing assistance during emergencies and storm-related activities and travelling to various off-site locations as well as FirstEnergy office locations, training facilities and customer sites, when requested.




  • Bachelor’s degree in in Engineering Technology or related discipline and 0 – 2 years’ related work experience is required.
  • In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, high school diploma / equivalent and minimum 2 to 3 years’ related work experience is required.  Related work experience includes knowledge of construction and maintenance practices, procedures, work methods, materials, equipment and tools which would be used to determine the resources necessary to perform construction and maintenance work activities.
  • Able to understand and apply:
    • National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electric Code (NEC).
    • The Company’s Accident Prevention Handbook and Manual of Operations.
    • Legal and regulatory requirements as appropriate.
    • The purpose, function, and operating characteristics of equipment, and residential, commercial, and utility electrical systems
    • Construction methods, maintenance practices, service practices, standards and procedures.
    • Procedures and processes for the acquisition of materials, equipment and tools.  
  • Interpret work requests, engineering drawings, schematics, equipment instruction manuals and procedures to aid in the development of accurate work plans.
  • Develop, collect, organize, and analyze information from a variety of sources to develop reports and provide information on backlog and productivity.
  • Maintain strong working relationships at all levels.
  • Self-motivated and able to multi-task with competing priorities.
  • Provide quality customer service, both internally and externally.
  • Possess solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with PC software applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.), Outlook, SAP, geographical information system (ESRI), customer request work scheduling (CREWS), power outage reporting system (OMA/FLEX), and computer aided drafting (CAD/AutoCAD).
  • Professionalism to work with engineer and management personnel, as well as interface and work cooperatively with customers, contractors and the general public, in a courteous manner.
  • Have access to a personal vehicle to commute to various facilities and locations as required and possess a valid driver’s license.

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.

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