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Adv / Sr Laboratory Tech- Connellsville PA


Connellsville, PA, US, 15425

Job Function:  Other
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  69127

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.

Job Summary: 


The Fire Safety Technician will be located in Connellsville, PA and will report to the Supervisor and General Supervisor of Fire & Safety Services.  The individual will serve as a member of the Fire & Safety Services South unit of the BETA Laboratory. Duties include: support the inspection, maintenance and testing of portable fire extinguishers, fire hose, fire hydrants, fire control valves, emergency eye wash/shower stations, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus’s (SCBA’s)  and other miscellaneous safety equipment at power stations, service and office buildings and substations, and the facilitation of fire and/or safety training classes.


Summary of Responsibilities:


  • Maintain and enhance a safe working environment, while achieving targeted production with high quality results.
  • Complete training and achieve qualification and proficiency in assigned field or shop duties.
  • Interact with firepro365 software and other software applications, for asset tracking, inspection, maintenance, and testing records and compliance reporting.
  • Maintain State of Ohio and State of West Virginia Fire Protection License for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Perform periodic inspection and maintenance of fire protection and safety equipment in power stations, office and service buildings, vehicles, and substations in accordance with OSHA and NFPA requirements.
  • Perform recharging, and hydrostatic retesting in a workshop setting in compliance with NFPA and DOT regulations.
  • Understanding of basic DOT requirements listed in 49 CFR in relation to hydrostatic requalification of compressed gas cylinders.
  • Facilitate fire and/or safety training classes for internal power station and energy delivery personnel, as well as external customers.
  • Be responsive to internal and external customer needs to ensure superior results.
  • Complete inspection reports in accordance with laboratory quality procedures.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to basic concepts of industrial safety and human performance.
  • Recognize conditions that affect accuracy and quality of work and be able to make the appropriate adjustments to ensure correct results.
  • Proficient in the area of technical specialization. Skills include: job coordination, analysis, data review/reporting, approval and quality assurance/control etc.
  • Perform more complex tasks and analysis related to the area of assignment.
  • Interface directly with management, field engineers, vendors and contractors to resolve problems and to ensure projects are completed correctly and on time.
  • Develop and revise new training materials for all aspects of the Fire & Safety Services unit.
  • Assist in work of higher classification as assigned and perform other similar and less skilled tasks.
  • Demonstrate teamwork, adaptability, initiative, dependability, good judgment and work ethic.
  • Be able to make appropriate adjustments to ensure accuracy and correct results.
  • Trains less experienced technicians, as assigned.


Qualifications for the Adv Laboratory Tech include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, plus 6+ years’ work experience in a related field, or Associate’s degree plus 5+ years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree plus 3+ years’ experience in a related discipline.
  • Work experience with an electric utility or similar industrial setting preferred.
  • Experience as a training instructor, with training program development skills preferred.
  • Current State of Ohio and State of West Virginia portable fire extinguisher fire protection license preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain unescorted access by completing a thorough background check and fitness for duty evaluation
  • Proven ability to demonstrate problem solving skills and ability to quickly learn new tasks.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work on open grating at various heights.
  • Must be able to work overtime and overnight travel.
  • Proven skill in both written and verbal communications.
  • Basic understanding of computer software including Microsoft products to maintain record information.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and good driving record.



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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