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Nuclear Engineer V - Electrical Component - WAC


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  7785

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. [FEG]


The Fleet Component Engineering group provides extensive and valuable technical support to the FENOC fleet.  The electrical component engineering specialist supports all major transformer, switchyard, motor, generator, and breaker work conducted at the site and is the “go to” person for all electrical engineering needs.  This individual’s role is to align the sites’ efforts and standardize processes.


Responsibilities include:


  • Acting as the Fleet’s subject matter expert for electrical equipment (primarily large power transformers, switchyard components, cables/cable monitoring, generators/exciters, breakers, relays). 
  • Interacting with site engineering and maintenance personnel to providing them with expert technical assistance for planned and unplanned equipment maintenance, outages, proactive recommendations on long-term maintenance and technology improvements, alternative technical and low-cost solutions for current and future equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Providing technical expertise in condition monitoring such as transformer oil analysis.
  • Providing technical expertise in both long-term equipment reliability and improvement initiatives, as well as provide routine technical support to the sites.
  • Developing solutions to complex problems, assisting in both long-term and short-term strategies.
  • Obtaining and maintaining technical knowledge, as well as interfacing with industry peers.
  • Providing site engineering and maintenance personnel with policies, practices and strategies that are uniform, consistent and result in common best practices at all the plants. These best practices drive reliability, availability and safety around discipline-specific components and equipment at each plant.
  • Consulting with Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Nuclear Energy Institute, and other industry groups to determine industry best practices and where they are being implemented.
  • Representing FENOC in industry activities related to the position.
  • Consulting with appropriate site section managers and assessing gaps between the current processes and industry best practices.
  • Developing new standard FENOC processes and preparing appropriate documents.
  • Providing assessments of the health of assigned components, including trends and the status of the development of new processes and procedures.
  • Developing and maintaining life cycle management plans for selected components including large power transformers and those components in the switchyard.
  • Obtaining and maintaining knowledge of predictive maintenance techniques and support the sites to optimize equipment performance.




  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university is preferred. 
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of nuclear power or 10 years of professional-level, related engineering experience is required.
  • Experience in the nuclear industry is preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience as well as the ability to perform assigned tasks with limited supervision.

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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