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Distribution Tech I, II, III, IV-Map&Rec

Location: 

Towanda, PA, US, 18848

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  38332

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 safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.


About the Opportunity

This is an open position with Penelec, at the Towanda Service Center, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.[PN]

 

This job is responsible for the mapping and records work for the Distribution function of the Company.

 

PROFICIENCY (Level I):  Employees are in a learning curve with minimal experience, acquiring new skills and basic discipline-specific knowledge; requires direct supervision and assistance.

PROFICIENCY (Level II):  Employees are proficient in job skills, demonstrate and apply an intermediate knowledge of skills required to perform the responsibilities, develop and display a questioning attitude; requires a lesser degree of supervision.

PROFICIENCY (Level III):  Employees exhibit full job competency, and have the ability to perform advanced responsibilities in an independent manner; requires minimal to no oversight of supervision.

PROFICIENCY (Level IV):  Employees demonstrate leadership characteristics and extensive proficiency in the job, serve as a resource to management, viewed as a subject matter expert and mentor by lower level peers; ability to perform complex work on an independent basis without supervision. 

 

Standardized Summary of Responsibilities:  Mapping & Records

  • Demonstrate and direct a solid commitment to all aspects of safety.
  • Assist with preparing and maintaining specialized electrical schematic drawings such as Transmission, Network, and UCD system circuits using AutoCAD. Reconcile connectivity and attributes with GIS, other records systems and actual installations.
  • Gather information for installations by performing a field investigation which identifies measurements, terrain, assesses conditions, buildings, equipment clearances and obstacles.
  • Assist in developing and manipulating GIS queries of data for investigations, special projects and statistical analysis.
  • Assist operations services personnel to resolve issues with GIS, AutoCAD, and GIS View systems.
  • Receive, process and file all incoming records.
  • Participate in Safety Fair, safety meetings and training, and perform safety inspections.
  • Assist with the resolution of GMS configuration issues.
  • Perform GIS design work (i.e., post, promote, correct completed designs, verify attributes, maps and promote joint use jobs, and update streetlight and transformer records.)
  • Review work request packages and plan the work, update maps, prints and GIS design. 
  • Post completed work requests to GIS database, and maps and records systems by interpreting construction prints, work management information, and field inspections.
  • Use automated processes to digitize new GIS features, such as transmission line corridors.
  • Import sub-division maps into GIS Design using Auto Desk,
  • Assist with performing mapping fixes, meter removals, ACT 129, joint use, Mapframe Inventory, and OH/UG Circuit Inspection follow-up work.
  • Work closely with AEC Points, Citrix Map Manager, Secondary Connectivity, and Circuit Inspections.
  • Review work requests for accuracy and perform visual cleanup of GIS map as required.
  • Provide assistance during emergencies and storm-related activities and travel to various off-site locations as well as FirstEnergy office locations, training facilities and customer sites, when requested.
  • Attend all required regulatory training.

 

Distribution Tech II, III & IV – Additional Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain specialized electrical schematic drawings such as Transmission, Network, and UCD system circuits using AutoCAD. Reconcile connectivity and attributes with GIS, other records systems and actual installations.
  • Develop and manipulate GIS queries of data for investigations, special projects and statistical analysis.
  • Resolve GMS configuration issues.
  • Perform mapping fixes, meter removals, ACT 129, joint use, Mapframe Inventory, and OH/UG Circuit Inspection follow-up work.

 

Distribution Tech III & IV – Additional Responsibilities:

  • Coach and assist operations services personnel to resolve issues with GIS, AutoCAD, and GIS View systems.
  • Act as GIS coordinator on existing process enhancements, new functionality, anomalies and special projects such as data audits and conversions. 
  • Train new and experienced employees in GIS design functionality through on-the-job instruction and problem resolution

 

Distribution Tech IV – Additional Responsibilities:

  • Act as backup for management as needed.

 

 

 

Standardized Summary of Qualifications:

 

Minimum Education and Work Experience: Distribution Tech I – Mapping & Records

Education

 

Related Work Experience*

Bachelor’s degree (preferred in Engineering Technology or related discipline)

+

0-1 years of related work experience

In lieu of a bachelor’s degree

+

Minimum of 2 years related work experience is required

 

Minimum Education and Work Experience: Distribution Tech II – Mapping & Records

Education

 

Related Work Experience*

Bachelor’s degree (preferred in Engineering Technology or related discipline)

+

1-2 years of related work experience

In lieu of a bachelor’s degree

+

Minimum of 3 years related work experience is required

 

Minimum Education and Work Experience: Distribution Tech III – Mapping & Records

Education

 

Related Work Experience*

Bachelor’s degree (preferred in Engineering Technology or related discipline)

+

2-4 years of related work experience

In lieu of a bachelor’s degree

+

Minimum of 5 years related work experience is required

 

Minimum Education and Work Experience: Distribution Tech IV – Mapping & Records

Education

 

Related Work Experience*

Bachelor’s degree (preferred in Engineering Technology or related discipline)

+

4-6 years of related work experience

In lieu of a bachelor’s degree

+

Minimum of 7 years related work experience is required

*Note:  Related work experience is knowledge of construction and maintenance practices, procedures, work methods, materials, equipment and tools which would be used to determine the resources necessary to perform construction and maintenance work activities.

 

  • Gain knowledge of National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Gain an understanding of the Company’s Accident Prevention Handbook and practical application in the workplace.
  • Interpret work requests, engineering drawings, schematics, equipment instruction manuals and procedures to aid in the development of accurate work plans.   
  • Gain knowledge of:
    • The purpose, function, and operating characteristics of equipment, and residential, commercial, and utility electrical distribution and control systems
    • Construction methods, maintenance practices, service practices, standards and procedures
    • Procedures and processes for the acquisition of materials, equipment and tools
  • Gain an understanding and knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements as appropriate.
  • Develop, collect, organize, and analyze information from a variety of sources to develop reports and provide information on backlog and productivity.
  • Professionalism to work with engineer and management personnel, as well as interface and work cooperatively with customers, contractors and the general public, in a courteous manner that demonstrates FirstEnergy’s rules of engagement. 
  • Maintain strong working relationships at all levels.
  • Self-motivated and able to multi-task with competing priorities.
  • Provide quality customer service, both internally and externally.
  • Possess solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Gain experience with PC software applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.), Outlook, SAP, geographical information system (GIS), customer request work scheduling (CREWS), power outage reporting system (PowerOn), computer aided drafting (CAD/AutoCAD) and Energy Delivery Outage Application is preferred.  Experience with database query tools (Hyperion/BRIO, Business Explorer Analyzer (BEX), Cognos); experience using Visual Basic is a plus.
  • Must have a personal vehicle to commute to various facilities and locations as required and possess a valid driver’s license.

 

Distribution Tech II, III & IV – Additional Qualifications:

  • Current knowledge of National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Understand the Company’s Accident Prevention Handbook and practical application in the workplace.
  • Working knowledge of:
    • The purpose, function, and operating characteristics of equipment, and residential, commercial, and utility electrical distribution and control systems
    • Construction methods, maintenance practices, service practices, standards and procedures
    • Procedures and processes for the acquisition of materials, equipment and tools
  • Understand and effectively apply legal and regulatory requirements as appropriate.
  • Experience with PC software applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.), Outlook, SAP, geographical information system (GIS), customer request work scheduling (CREWS), power outage reporting system (PowerOn), computer aided drafting (CAD/AutoCAD) and Energy Delivery Outage Application is preferred.  Experience with database query tools (Hyperion/BRIO, Business Explorer Analyzer (BEX), Cognos); experience using Visual Basic is a plus.

 

Distribution Tech IV – Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to independently lead initiatives, manage change without supervision and direction, and prioritize work to meet strict deadlines.

 

 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


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

Non-Exempt-Hourly 

 

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team


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