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Relay Tester A


Euclid, OH, US, 44132

Job Function:  Distribution
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  59725

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 diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts.


This is a position within Operations with the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. [CEI]


Under close supervision, actively particpates in required training classes and assists employees of the same or higher classifcation; Under directive supervisioon when qualified to work safely as weork experience is acquired assists with and engages in the inspection, resting, checking, calibrating to close tolerances, making of delicate adjustments, repairing, installing and removing of instruments, relays and cotnrol equipment; Under general supervision performs similar duties of progressively increasing importance and carries through assignments independently or with the assistance of other employees, all of whom may be the same classifciation; perfroms such duties as:

  • Safeguarding all personnel and equipment in the work area at all times
  • Maintaining a high standard of good housekeeping during and upon completion of all assigned tasks
  • Completing neat and accurate records, reports and time-reporting documents
  • Performing duties such as: installing, testing, maintaining, repairing, and operating, curcuit breakers, transformers, capacitors, regulators, batteries, relays, meters, control equipment, telemetering, supervisory control equipment, public address systems, and other related equipment in substations, power plants or other electrical facilities; wiring energized panels, operating phasing sticks, inspecting substations, making inspections of equipment, control buildings and yards, observing and recording circuit and equipment loads and data, completing substation reports including logs, operating reports, relay targets, and apparatus trouble reports; performing routine inspections of work performed by contractors; operating small bucket trucks and aerial lift equipment
  • Locating, diagnosing and correcting electrical troubles of limited complexity in circuits and equipment
  • Performing preventative and corrective maintenance activities utilitzing test equipment such as relay tests sets, multimeteres, ohmeters and microohmmeters, circuit breaker analyzers, combustible gas analyzers, timers, Profiler testers, meggers, circuit analyzers, TTRs, battery testers, capacitor testers, Hi-Pot testers, Grouid Resistance testers, TCG Testers, and other similar test equipment.
  • Periodically testing, calibrating, troubleshooting and adjusting various types of induction relays such as differential, ground, reverse power, directional overcurrent, negative sequence, ground directional overcurrent, overcurrent, under/overvoltage relays, and transformer sudden pressure and temperature relays, replacing worn or defective parts and cleaning and realigning contacts, as required; performing functional tests on induction relays when utilized on Distribution circuits; performing calibration and functional tests on static and microprocessor relays of limited complexity on Distribution circuits; testing and adjusting associated auxiliary equipment
  • Periodically testing, calibrating, troubleshooting, and renewing parts on feeder voltage regulating primary and secondary relays and line drop compensators
  • Performing initial acceptance and initial calibration tests on various new induction relays of limited complexity, such as overcurremnt and under/overvoltage relays
  • Testing, repairing and maintaining substation remote alarms and equipment
  • Under close supervision, performs switching operations necessary to perform the job of a Relay Tester A; reporting and abnormal or unusual conditions found when troubleshooting and for the purposes of testing and calibrating
  • Using common hand tools and basic power tools; removing and replacing wires, covers, panels, doors, barriers and insulation, as necessary, to gain access to the work area during construction, maintenance or toubleshooting activities
  • Assisting Relay Testers when checking electrical apparatus and new installations; tracing and indentifying circuits; calibrating and adjusting protective relays and regulating apparatus; preparing reprots and recording test data
  • Adding, removing, replacing, correcting and changing wiring in AC and DC distribution and control circuits
  • Knowing, understanding and following all Company and Departmental safety rules and practices as outlines in the Acciedent Prevention Handbook, and all operating and maintenance procedures and practices included in the Substation Preferred Practices and Methods manual, the Substaiton Relay Preferred Practices and Methods manual, and in the Manual of Operations
  • Becoming familiar with substation circuits, equipment, operations and controls, types of protective relay schemes and methods of testing
  • Completing all required Job Skill Demonstrations and progressional tests to qualify for promotion to the Relay Tester classification within three years, as referred to within the context of the Collective Bargaining Agreement language.



Must meet the Company's requirements as to General Qualifications: and in addition:

  • Must have an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, or the educational and/or experience related equivalent
  • Must have demonstrated significant electrical and mechanical aptitude and the ability to work with small, delicate and complex equipment
  • Must be able to analyze electrical control and protection problems and be accurate in his work
  • Must be able to pass all driving tests prescribed by the Company and posess and maintain a valid State of Ohio Driver's License
  • Must have passed qualifying examinations

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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