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Lineman Apprentice


Lawrence, PA, US, 15055

Job Function:  Lineworker
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  69303

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 West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp in the Boyce Service Center. WPP]

FirstEnergy is dedicated to the recruitment, training, and development of new and upcoming line workers in the electrical linework field. We aim to recruit a diverse workforce of dedicated employees who exemplify FirstEnergy’s core values and behaviors daily while promoting a safe and inclusive work environment. 

The Line Apprentice position supports the operations process in providing and maintaining service to new and existing customers.  Employees in this apprentice position will learn the day-to-day operations and specifications of the distribution system and gain working knowledge of computer systems, tools, materials, and equipment used on the job. 


Apprentices will be hired full-time after successfully completing technical evaluations, interviews and pre-placement physical assessments, a drug screen and a background check.  Successful candidates will participate in a combination of skills, on-the-job, and academic training located in Jeannette, PA and, based on demonstrated performance, will have the opportunity to progress in job class.  


The apprentice opportunities are for our Boyce, Charleroi, Jefferson or Washington, PA locations and we are seeking local talent eager to build a rewarding career in the electric utility industry.

New hires must be located within 30 minutes from the Boyce, Charleroi, Jefferson or Washington, PA locations and will be required to become members of UWUA Local 102.  


Starting Hourly Rate Range: $23.21 per hour.


Duties and Responsibilities


1.    Under direct supervision regularly and customarily does the most complicated construction and maintenance work on deenergized, tested, and grounded primary conductors, structures, and equipment.

2.    Under direct supervision regularly and customarily works on energized conductors, structures and equipment not exceeding 600 volts.

3.    Under direct supervision, perform the less complicated work in installing instruments and equipment.

4.    Attend and satisfactorily complete all necessary training as prescribed by the Company.

5.    Driving and operating Company vehicles as assigned.

6.    Upon occasion or in emergency perform less-skilled work as required or directed, including the operation of transportation equipment.

7.    Performing other work, as assigned.




1.    Candidates must live within a 30-minute radius of any of the following locations: Boyce, Charleroi, Jefferson or Washington, PA.  

2.    Must possess a valid State of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Operator’s License and meet the Company’s driving requirements.

3.    Must possess the ability to acquire a valid DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

4.    Must pass motor vehicle operator tests prescribed by the Company and must possess the ability to acquire a valid Class A, State of Pennsylvania, Commercial Drivers’ License with all the necessary endorsements.

5.    Must have the ability to work safely and follow safety rules and regulations including those applicable to working on or near energized lines and equipment.

6.    Must perform work while properly applying rubber goods and other Personal Protective Equipment required to work safely on or near energized lines and equipment.

7.    Candidates must demonstrate the physical and mental ability to climb and work aloft safely with self-confidence from poles and structures by successfully completing the required technical examination.

8.    Candidates must be physically able to lift and handle up to 90 pounds. 

9.    Must have the ability to learn the layout, functions and operation of electrical equipment and circuit connections of the distribution systems in the area to which assigned.

10.    Must know the proper application of first aid, safety and resuscitation practices as prescribed by the Company.

11.    Must have the ability to perform heavy physical work in all weather conditions.

12.    Must be available to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays.

13.    Must be available to work an appropriate amount of overtime and respond to callouts.

14.    Outdoor work experience 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.

Position Classification

Bargaining Unit 


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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