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Assistant Nuclear I&C Specialist


Oak Harbor, OH, US, 43449

Job Function:  Nuclear Generation
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19708

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 FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [DBN]




Under close supervision, is responsible for successfully completing the training and qualification program to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to be a useful employee.  In addition, the assistant will be assigned progressively more demanding tasks as the level of knowledge and experience increases.


Skilled work requires that the individual be qualified in the related field or be closely supervised by a Qualified Journeyman or above.


The Assistant performs any maintenance repair work assigned in all work areas involving Maintenance activities in accordance with the Station Operating License, Technical Specifications, Operating Procedures, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Procedures, and Maintenance Department procedures; performs such duties and responsibilities as:


 1.  Performing work independently in Journeyman skill areas, when qualified in accordance with the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Training Program for Maintenance I&C Specialist;


 2.  Performing work in Journeyman skill areas, under the direct supervision of a qualified individual, when the individual has not yet completed qualifications;


 3.  Assisting a qualified individual in performing maintenance in Specialist skill areas;


 4.  Assisting, as assigned, in the response to any Station emergency;


 5.  Assisting in the development, correction, and validation of Station procedures and tests;


 6.  Interpreting work orders, drawings, sketches, blueprints, etc.;


 7.  Properly preparing records used in connection with the work;


 8.  Reporting abnormal conditions observed, such as:  abnormal operating conditions, safety conditions, and security violations;


 9.  Using hand tools to prepare, fabricate, and otherwise repair Instrumentation & Control components structural components;


10.  Ensuring that the work area and equipment are in good order and cleaned up after completion of work;


11.  Following safe work practices and adhering to all Station and Company procedures for industrial and radiation safety;


12.  Maintaining proficiency as an Assistant Nuclear I&C Specialist by meeting the established requalifications and continuing training requirements;


13.  Completing the Nuclear Journeyman I&C Specialist qualification within four years of initial hire to Assistant Nuclear I&C Specialist;


14.  Complying with the applicable Station Procedures in the performance of the duties; and


15.  Performing other responsibilities, as assigned.


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

 1.  Prior experience is not an absolute requirement; however, prior related experience will be considered when comparing applicants; 

 2.  Must be a graduate of an accredited High School or have a GED;


 3.  Must pass and stay current in training;


 4.  Must have the ability to receive, interpret and act on orders and instruction in a manner that will obtain safe and satisfactory work results;


 5.  Must be able to properly use I&C tools and precision instruments in the conduct of maintenance;


 6.  Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;


 7.  Must be capable of performing strenuous work in confined areas, where required;


 8.  Must have good manual dexterity, normal color perception and vision correctable to 20/30;


 9.  Must have a cooperative temperament and be able to work effectively with peers and management while under pressure; and


10.  Must successfully complete, or have successfully completed, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) POSS C/MASS Test.

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.

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 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 

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