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Facility Operations Specialist - PA

Location: 

Reading, PA, US, 19612-6001

Job Function:  Facilities
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  50266

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.

 

The Facility Operations Specialist coordinates the planning, monitoring, controlling and/or execution of facility projects throughout the assigned region within the FirstEnergy service area. This includes responsibility for coordinating multiple phases of projects from programming, design, budgeting, scheduling, construction, commissioning, and close-out with internal and external partners to see all projects through to completion and closeout. In addition, the Specialist reviews and maintains corporate service specifications and manages multiple project deliverables simultaneously.  This position supports the Supervisor, Facility Operations in the scheduling and execution of preventative maintenance for facility assets, and the planning of capital and O&M budgets and spending.

 

The Facility Operations Specialist position can be sited at one of these PA locations: Beltline, Bethel, Boyertown, Dingsman, Easton, Hamburg, Lebanon, Reading or Stroudsburg. 

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to all aspects of safety.
  • Coordinating the design, construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of company facilities, and including substation facilities where required, through the utilization of internal resources, contractors, or contracted services.
  • Providing expertise, mentoring, and coaching for team members to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in, promoting, and working safely to advance FirstEnergy’s Leading with Safety. This includes communicating and ensuring compliance with the Contractor Safety Guidelines.
  • Coordinating the activity of FirstEnergy’s personnel and contractors in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and facilities while setting priorities to ensure cost effective and safe completion of work (includes new construction, expansion, renovation, preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, and break-down maintenance).
  • Creating and modifying specifications and managing contracts to construct, operate and maintain buildings/facilities.  Ensuring work is completed to specification and accurately billed.
  • Providing support to the Supervisor, Facility Operations with respect to major projects, move requests, maintenance, and planning.
  • Coordinating with the Environmental group to ensure facilities meet all aspects of environmental compliance.
  • Providing support to the Supervisor, Facility Operations with the Facilities Capital and O&M budgets.
  • Identifying and participating in the analysis of cost savings and efficiency opportunities related to facility processes, procedures, and costs.
  • Building and fostering strong communication and relationships with facility occupants and leadership.
  • Annually assessing the condition of all facilities, identifying capital and O&M projects required for the next ten years.
  • Employing knowledge of operations to provide a forward-looking perspective that focuses on opportunities for process improvement and increased efficiency.
  • Traveling to off-site locations and working outside regular business hours, as required.

 

An employee hired at the Facility Operations Specialist III / IV level will be expected to perform all the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner. Further, the Facility Operations Specialist IV level employee will be assigned additional responsibilities related to those above.

 

Qualifications

 

  • 2 or 4-year degree in Engineering, Interior Design, Architecture, Business, Finance, Construction Management or related discipline and minimum 2 years related work experience is required.
  • In lieu of a degree, minimum 4 years related work experience is required.  Related work experience includes project, contractor and construction management, engineering, and building maintenance.
  • Possess a solid understanding of documenting processes and procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Able to read, interpret and understand facilities architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Highly driven, self-motivated worker that is organized, task oriented with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to ask detailed questions.
  • Experience in process/project development, planning/analysis, and performance reporting.
  • Able to adapt communication skills to all audiences.
  • Able to work well under pressure, manage multiple priorities, and projects.
  • Excellent analytical abilities.
  • Able to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels of FirstEnergy.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and able to travel throughout the FirstEnergy territory

 

Qualifications at the Facility Operations Specialist III level include all the above plus:

 

  • 2 or 4-year degree in Engineering, Interior Design, Architecture, Business, Finance, Construction Management or related discipline and minimum 4 years related work experience is required.
  • In lieu of a degree, minimum 7 years related work experience is required.  Related work experience includes project, contractor and construction management, engineering, and building maintenance.

 

Qualifications at the Facility Operations Specialist IV level include all the above plus:

 

  • 2 or 4-year degree in Engineering, Interior Design, Architecture, Business, Finance, Construction Management or related discipline and minimum 7 years related work experience is required.
  • In lieu of a degree, minimum 10 years related work experience is required.  Related work experience includes project, contractor and construction management, engineering, and building maintenance.
  • Employees currently in the Advanced Technical Specialist role

 


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 www.firstenergycorp.com 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

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

Exempt 

 

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