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Assistant Nuclear Electrician/Nuclear Journeyman Electrician


Oak Harbor, OH, US, 43449

Job Function:  Nuclear Generation
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  12587

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

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [DBN]


This position reports to the Electrical Maintenance Unit at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.




Assistant Nuclear Electrician


Under close supervision, is responsible for succcessfully 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, QA/QC 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 Training Program for Nuclear Electricians;

 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 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 electrical 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 Electrician by meeting the established requalifications and continuing training requirements;

13.  Completing the Nuclear Journeyman Electrician qualification within four years of initial hire to Assistant Nuclear Electrician;

14.  Complying with the applicable Station procedures in the performance of the Duties; and

15.  Performing other responsibilities, as assigned.


Nuclear Journeyman Electrician


Responsible for performance of electrical testing and maintenance activities, as assigned by the Electrical Foreman, including inspections, testing, repairs, rework, modifications, and housekeeping of all electrical equipment and components; and performs such duties as:


 1.  Performing testing and maintenance activities on electrical equipment and components, including troubleshooting and data evaluation and the disassembly, rework, repair, assembly, alignment, inspection, and testing required to ensure the continued and reliable operation of all electrical equipment and components;

 2.  Recording and logging the results of performing electrical maintenance and testing activities on all electrical equipment, such as "as found" and "as left" equipment and component conditions, corrective actions, and settings in addition to parts, test equipment, labor, and other resources such as materials used in the performance of assigned maintenance and testing activities;

 3.  Verifying that adequate and required precautions have been taken prior to initiating a maintenance or testing activity.  Such precautions would include tagged electrical and mechanical devices, establishment of radiation barriers and cleanliness areas, and other checks to ensure that maintenance and testing is being initiated in accordance with administrative and technical procedure requirements and promulgate safety criteria;

 4.  Providing on-the-job training in the proper use of tools, test equipment, and procedures to ensure compliance with plant-specific and industry-accepted standards of performance to Assistant Nuclear Electricians and Nuclear Journeyman Electricians who are not qualified on the maintenance or testing activities being performed;

 5.  Providing electrical support to other departments and support services, as requested;

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

 7.  Reporting abnormal conditions observed or encountered, such as abnormal operating conditions, safety conditions, and violations of security procedures;

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

 9.  Performing work independently in those areas of higher classification, when qualified in accordance with the Electrical Maintenance qualification;

10.  Providing direct assistance to the Operations Department or other responsible groups as required under emergency conditions;

11.  Performing similar or less-skilled duties, as assigned; and

12.  Working with employees in higher classifications and perform other duties in accordance with the Section of the Foreword to the Job Manual entitled "Duties".




Assistant Nuclear Electrician


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 instructions in a manner that will obtain safe and satisfactory work results;

 5.  Must be able to properly use electrical 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.


Nuclear Journeyman Electrician


Must meet the Company's requirements as to General Qualifications in accordance with the Section of the Foreword of the Job Manual entitled "General Qualifications" and, in addition:


 1.  Must have satisfactorily completed an Electrical Apprentice Program, or the equivalent;

 2.  Must have a thorough working knowledge of:

     a.  Applied electricity and electronics including A.C. and D.C. electrical circuits, machinery, measurements, and calculations;

     b.  The layout, construction, functions, and operation of the electrical equipment and critical connections of the Station;

     c.  The electrical maintenance, repair, and construction procedures and practices of the Station;

     d.  Safe rigging and scaffolding practices and the use and care of tackle hoists and ladders required in the work;

     e.  The rules, safety practices and procedures for clearing and tagging out electrical apparatus for the protection of personnel and equipment; and

     f.  The practices, principles of operation, and proper application of equipment, as prescribed by the Company, for safety, First Aid, and fire prevention;

 3.  Must achieve within four (4) years of entry into Electrical Maintenance and maintain qualifications in the following areas:

     a.  Indoctrination, or equivalent;

     b.  Cables, conduit, and terminations, or equivalent;

     c.  Motors and Generators, or equivalent;

     d.  Motor Controllers, or equivalent;

     e.  Transformers and Busses, or equivalent;

     f.   Batteries, or equivalent;

     g.  Circuit breakers, or equivalent;

     h.  Circuit Board repair, or equivalent;

 4.  Must be able to:

     a.  Work from drawings, circuit diagrams, and specifications;

     b.  Diagnose trouble and take proper corrective steps; and

     c.  Follow the procedures as prescribed by the Company or derived therefrom for the safe operation of the Station;

 5.  Must be certified to operate equipment such as fork lifts and cranes required in the work;

 6.  Must satisfactorily progress in and complete the prescribed training courses required by the Company or any regulatory agencies;

 7.  Must have the ability to receive, interpret, and pass on orders and instructions in a manner that will maintain harmony and safety and obtain cooperation and satisfactory work results from individuals assigned to the work;

 8.  Must possess:

     a.  Ability to be flexible, accountable, and responsible;

     b.  Good manual dexterity;

     c.  Normal color perception;

     d.  Normal or corrected vision; and

     e.  A cooperative temperament, be able to obtain and maintain harmony and cooperation with fellow employees and others whom work must be coordinated with and effectively work under pressure; and

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




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

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