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Plant Safety Representative


Haywood, WV, US, 26366-0600

Job Function:  Plant Operations
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  24330

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 safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, approximately 24,500 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 at the Harrison Power Station with Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FOS]

The plant safety representative at the Harrison Power Station is responsible for managing the Regulated Generation Safety and Health Program.  The individual provides the station with subject matter expertise for safety, health and human performance. The plant safety representative serves as a resource to management, leadership, supervision, and union / hourly employees in the direction, planning, development and coordination of the company’s safety programs. In addition, the individual engages employees, visitors and contractors at all levels to promote a proactive safety culture where hazard exposure is identified and controlled or eliminated. 

Responsibilities include:


  • Providing technical / analytical guidance regarding OSHA regulations, as well as applicable consensus standards (i.e., NFPA, ASTM, ANSI, etc.).
  • Performing as a Safety and Health Subject Matter Expert (SME) with the ability to research and present regulatory and technical information.
  • Monitoring and communicating regulatory requirements, as they pertain to the business.
  • Providing sound recommendations, innovative solutions, and competent technical guidance resulting in process improvement and/or exposure reduction.
  • Collaborating with Power Station Leadership, Contractor Companies (as needed), FE Contractor Safety, and other FirstEnergy Business Units (as needed) to develop Contractor safety and health programs designed to resolve business issues and promote continuous improvement.
  • Leading / supporting Power Station safety and health program assessments.
  • Assisting Business Unit Leadership in promoting/enhancing knowledge of and conformity with Safety and Health programs, requirements, and expectations.
  • Providing consultation during the analysis of Employee / Contractor events and assisting in the development of action plans to prevent recurrence, as needed.
  • Leading or engaging with root cause analysis as needed.
  • Analyzing Safety data, including observations and performance. Provide reports as needed.
  • Assisting in developing annual Industrial Hygiene sampling plan to include health hazard assessments, audiogram, respiratory protection program, employee coaching and counseling.
  • Actively developing and implementing safety programs and policies.
  • Integrating strategic concepts into safety activities.
  • Developing high-level solutions for complex assignment




  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Health (Industrial Hygiene), or related discipline, and a minimum of 4-7 years of related work experience is required.  Related work experience includes the implementation and maintenance of safety programs, safe work programs, and safe work intitiatives. 
  • In depth knowledge of safety and industrial hygiene regulations (OSHA General Industry and Construction) and safe work practices, OSHA’s Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution regulations (Subpart R and V) (preferred).
  • Basic understanding of industry standards related to Health & Safety including American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).
  • Knowledge of Human Performance Tools and Principles, Root Cause Analysis.
  • Experience managing Multi-Employer Worksites, rules and regulations of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Department of Labor and the Workers Compensation laws of WV, preparing and delivering presentations and demonstrations to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment, including leading teams, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks and activities. Certified Safety Professional (preferred).  OSHA 500 Authorized Instructor for Construction (preferred)

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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