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Electrician

Location: 

Haywood, WV, US, 26366-0600

Job Function:  Maintenance
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  16757

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 generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with Fleet Operations, MonPower, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FOE]

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Works with and directs others in performing skilled electrical maintenance and construction, such as: testing, trouble-shooting, adjusting, calibrating, overhaul and construction on plant electrical equipment, circuits, systems and apparatus. Employee will be expected to lead other electricians on maintenance and project assignments.

 

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Maintaining and repairing generators, exciters, M.G. Sets, motors and associated equipment; conduct motor inspection, bearing replacement, and motor alignment. Resurfacing and reconditioning commutators and collector rings, replacing and adjusting brushes and brush holders.
  • Maintaining and repairing electrical control equipment, interlocks, electrical equipment on cranes, precipitator, conveyors, fans, pumps and associated equipment.
  • Responding to maintenance requests on plant equipment, investigating root cause, making necessary repairs, releasing equipment when ready for service, observing operation of the equipment.
  • Directing, inspecting, instructing and training employees of lower or the same job classification in electrical maintenance work. Conducts work to ensure employees under their direction are safeguarded at all times.
  • Installing, adjusting and calibrating electrical equipment control devices, instrumentation, transducers, meters and relays, busses and wiring on switching and connecting structures in plants.
  • Conducting electrical testing of equipment and cables, including hi-potential tests, insulation, megger, continuity, and vibration.
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair of distribution switchgear and auxiliary equipment.
  • Installation of electrical equipment and raceways, including support structures; performing non code welding, brazing, soldering, electric arc welding and oxyacetylene burning.
  • Maintaining and repairing storage batteries, battery changing equipment and uninterruptable power systems (UPS).
  • Coordinating with supervisors and production crew for clearance and removal of equipment from service, both mechanical and electrical, isolation and de-isolation of equipment per the tagging procedures.
  • Performing rigging, tackle, blocking, scaffolding, ladders, and moving heavy parts and equipment. Directs the movement and lifting of heavy equipment.
  • Taking oil samples and maintaining oil levels in motors, transformers, and transformer rectifiers (TR) sets.
  • Maintaining and repairing controls on auxiliary equipment, including programmable logic controllers (PLC's).
  • Performs hydraulic and pneumatic repair work.
  • Performing tasks assigned for continuity or restoration of service in an emergency.
  • Performs non-code welding, brazing, soldering, electric arc welding and oxyacetylene burning.
  • Performs confined space monitoring and completes all required documentation.
  • Assists and develops electrical maintenance procedures.
  • Maintains work areas, tools and equipment in a neat, clean and presentable condition.  Maintains a high level of housekeeping in all assigned areas.
  • Perform alignment of rotating equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Electrician experience at a fossil generation station is preferred.
  • Must have at least a two-year technical degree in related field from an accredited school or the equivalent in education, training and experience.
  • Equivalencies may include:
  • Three years of experience as a certified Journeyman electrician
  • Military experience, applicable to electrical maintenance, from any branch of the United State Armed Services
  • Three years related electrical experience in a power producing utility or other process related industry, including, but not limited to: paper mill industry, airline industry, chemical and petro-chemical industries.
  • Must be able to pass the Edison Electric Institute’s POSS/MASS test and Ramsey test.
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of applied electricity and electronics, including AC and DC electrical circuits, machinery, measurements and calculations.
  • Must be knowledgeable in electrical layout, construction, functions and operations of electrical equipment and circuit connections.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the function of the electrical equipment and machinery used in power generation, manufacturing, industrial or similar process-related setting.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of maintenance, repair, construction and safety practices.
  • Must be able to work from complex, detailed drawings, circuit diagrams, specifications and blue prints.
  • Must have the ability to receive and pass on orders and instructions in such a manner that will maintain safety and promote harmony, cooperation and satisfactory work results from assigned employees and co-workers.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license required to do work and must meet the Company's driving requirements.
  • Must be able to work at high elevations and in restricted or confined spaces. Must be able to work from scaffolding, ladders, bucket trucks, manlifts, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to work shifts and overtime.

 

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.


https://secure.eei.org/eeitests/onlineproducts/Login.aspx


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 www.firstenergycorp.com 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

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


Bargaining Unit 


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team


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