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Journeyman Lineman - Petersburg, WV


Petersburg, WV, US, 26847

Job Function:  Lineworker
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  56704

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 Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., and is located at the Petersburg Service Center [PO]


This position has competitive wages and bonus opportunity. Information will be provided as part of the recruiting process. 


Performs duties in connection with the safe and efficient installation, removal, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of energized and de-energized electric transmission and distribution lines and associated equipment including company and customer-owned service facilities. Performs other work as assigned.


The following minimum qualifications and requirements must be met in order to obtain and retain this classification:

1. Knowledge and Skills: Ability to meet job knowledge and skill requirements will be determined by company interviews and tests. Must have attended school for applicable classification, successfully completed required examination, and be able to safely and satisfactorily perform the representative duties of the assigned classification.
2. Safety: Ability to work safely and follow safety rules and regulations including those applicable to work on or near energized lines and equipment. Ability to direct and perform work involved in properly applying rubber goods and other protective devices required to work safely on or near energized lines and equipment.
3. Physical: Must have demonstrated the ability to climb and work safely and with self-confidence from poles and structures. Ability to perform heavy physical work indoors and outdoors in all seasons.
4. Mental: Mental ability to learn and perform the duties involved in highest progression of lineman job series. Mental alertness to permit working on or near energized lines and equipment.
5. Clerical: Ability to prepare legible and accurate reports.
6. Work Characteristics: Meet company standards in regard to physical fitness, personal conduct and appearance, attendance, work performance, safety practices, and supervision required.
7. Special: Possess an appropriate state motor vehicle operator's license and be able to safely operate motor vehicles. Demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of state motor vehicle code as it applies to the operation of trucks and trailers on public highways. Must be able to contact customers in a tactful and courteous manner. EMPLOYEE MUST MEET THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT. MINIMUM 5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.


WORKING HOURS: Normally 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Overtime as required.

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


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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