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Reliability Engineer II / III / IV Pottsville Pike, Reading PA


Reading, PA, US, 19612-6001

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  15778

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 Med-Ed, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.


Reliability Engineer II, III, IV


This position is accountable for the planning, protection and reliability of Met-Ed's distribution systems.  This position performs analyses and recommends solutions to maintain a reliable electrical infrastructure that meets present and future electrical needs.


*Position is based in Reading / Pottsville Pk, PA


Responsibilities include:


  • Work safely in accordance with the Company’s Accident Prevention Handbook.
  • Perform circuit analysis, switching studies and protection studies.
  • Use engineering analysis software to model distribution system, calculate voltage drop and fault currents of circuits.
  • Understand and recommend settings for various recloser controls, regulator controls, capacitor controls and protective relays.
  • Prepare budget estimates and schedules for system reinforcement projects.
  • Perform power quality studies as needed.
  • Perform distributed generation studies as needed.
  • Perform outage analysis, including analysis of circuit lockouts, in support of the Company's reliability initiatives.
  • Complete CEMI (Customer Experiencing Multiple Interruptions) and WPC (Worst Performing Circuit) analysis and recommend reliability improvements.
  • Investigate and respond to customer reliability inquiries received through regulatory agencies, Company officers and/or Company processes.
  • Support the Met-Ed storm process as needed, either as a hazard dispatcher, storm analyst or line shop analyst.
  • Develop and provide technical information to support the Regional Dispatching Office to ensure safe and efficient operation of the electrical system.
  • Support the Inspection & Maintenance (I&M) programs by planning and scheduling inspection activities annually; develop, plan, coordinate and conduct annual Process Training for inspectors and program audits. Initiate follow up work for repairs needed in SAP (DX notifications) and release to CREWS.
  • Follow up on concerns and issues discovered in the course of I&M activities. Provide support and coaching to Line Shop Supervisors and Planners with inspection responsibilities to help ensure that all Operating Company, Corporate Regulatory, and PUC requirements are met.
  • May be assigned special projects as business needs require.
  • Work overtime as needed.


Engineer III or Engineer IV


  • Will be expected to perform all the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner.
  • Will be assigned additional responsibilities related to those above.





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited school required, or a PE License
  • Experience and knowledge of electrical systems, operations and maintenance practices, switching and tagging, computer systems, work management and electrical controls are desired. Relay control work experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively working and communicating across functional boundaries and providing total customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to identify and implement effective restoration processes and procedures.
  • Willing to travel throughout the service territory and to work extra and/or irregular hours.
  • Must have a personal vehicle to commute to various facilities and locations as required, possessing a valid driver’s license.
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter, customer focused, results-oriented team player.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze data, write technical reports, develop work packages to implement recommendations and handle multiple assignments.
  • Ability to provide storm restoration support and hazard dispatching duties during storm restoration efforts.
  • Ability to apply technical skills to solve practical problems.


At the Engineer III level, qualifications include all the above, plus:


  • Minimum of three (3) years experience as an Engineer


At the Engineer IV level, qualifications include all the above, plus:


  • Minimum of five (5) years experience as an Engineer
  • Prior electrical distribution system experience is required
  • Professional Engineer's (PE) license a plus.



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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