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Journeyman Line Worker - JCP&L



Job Function:  Lineworker
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  35564

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.

About the Opportunity

These are open positions with Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [JCP&L].

Hourly Rate: $52.13 – $56.38.


Jersey Central Power & Light is hiring experienced line workers for multiple locations in New Jersey.  There are two regions, Northern New Jersey to include, Summit, Flemington, Washington, Boonton, Dover, Newton and West Wharton.  The second region is Central New Jersey to include, Union Beach, Long Branch, Old Bridge, Freehold, Point Pleasant, Berkeley, Lakewood, Cookstown and Farmingdale. There are up to 15 positions to be filled in multiple locations. These locations are to be determined at time of employment.


Partial Job Requirements (Complete requirements are outlined in the Job Specifications.)

  1. Under direct supervision does the most complicated construction and maintenance work on energized conductors, structures and equipment, including Hot Sticking up to 34.5 KV and direct handling up to 15KV.
  2. Will be required to install instrument transformers; install, remove connect or disconnect electric meters and services; and do switching and tagging of all voltages.
  3. Performs other related or lesser skilled duties for which they are qualified or have proper instruction or direction, including driving and operating all equipment, except bulldozers, caterpillar tractors with front and overhead oaders, rubber-tired loaders, all types of cranes, graders, heavy duty trenchers, backhoes with front-end loader and pole hole diggers.
  4. Will be required, given the proper training to work alone or with personnel of equal or lesser classifications.
  5. Must be familiar with Company’s Safety Rules, methods of resuscitation on or off the ground, and be able to render practical First Aid.
  6. Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License or equivalent.
  7. Must have basic knowledge of the layout and characteristics of the distribution and transmission lines in the area to which assigned and must have basic knowledge of the Line Department’s practices and standards and working knowledge of electrical fundamentals as related to transmission and distribution construction and maintenance.
  8. Normal health, physique and sensory functions, including color perception, near/distant visual acuity and hearing as required to perform the job duties.
  9. Must be willing and able to work extra and/or irregular hours under unusual or special working conditions and surroundings according to Company construction standards and practices with highest degree of integrity and self-discipline and be willing to work away from home base for extended periods of time.

 Applicants need to have successfully completed a recognized apprentice program and be a first class Journeyman Line Worker. 

 You must be able to produce qualification certificate showing you are a qualified line worker.


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

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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