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Associate Transmission System Operator

Company Name:
First Energy Corp.
These are open positions with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. FEU A Transmission System Operator ensures the reliable delivery of electricity to consumers. From the company''s state-of-the-art
control centers, System Operators monitor conditions on the electrical grid and develop contingency plans to curtail potentially
dangerous and costly system problems. System Operators prepare and coordinate switching procedures for routine and
emergency work on the electric system and communicate this information to field crews. Associate Transmission System Operators receive extensive training and valuable on the job experience to prepare for
NERC/PJM certification and learn the FirstEnergy system. Based on individual performance, Operators then advance from an
Associate level position to the career-level Transmission System Operator position. Earning potential increases through advancement to this position. Responsibilities include: - Assisting in controlling operation of the transmission system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.
Assisting in ordering appropriate operational changes to meet load fluctuations or loss of generation equipment, substation
equipment or transmission lines.
Assisting in issuing transmission switching orders to switchmen and power plant personnel.
Performing special operating studies and preparing reports, load flows and other operating and dispatching data.
Assisting in the coordination and operations of system operators from other companies.
Scheduling work on substation, transmission line and power plant substation equipment.
Assisting in the direct placement of safety tags and issuing clearance or switching controls to appropriate personnel.
Assisting in preparing new or revising existing switching orders and operating procedures.
Operating the Energy Management System computer application.
Using FirstEnergy''s corporate computer applications, including EDOA, and Lotus Notes/Access Databases.
Diagnosing causes of trouble when interruptions occur in substations or to transmission lines and determining steps to be
taken for the restoration of service, including the rerouting of electrical energy.
Obtaining weather information from weather services and interconnected companies to forecast loads.
Coordinating with regional personnel on matters pertaining to customer problems. The Associate level involves training and development responsibilities to progress toward Transmission System Operator level. Qualifications - A minimum of 2 - 4 years of an accredited engineering or technical school degree or in lieu of degree, equivalent experience
with a high school diploma or equivalent required.
Able to meet all FirstEnergy, North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) and PJM operator certification requirements
as responsibilities progress within the position.
Effective performance in regional dispatching, substation or lines areas, energy scheduling or equivalent type of experience in
electric company operations beneficial.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated good analytical skills to process information in a timely and accurate manner.
Ability to accurately perform analytical calculations such as voltage drops, transformer and circuit loadings, system load and
interchange data calculations and verifications.
Demonstrated computer skills (Word, Excel, Lotus Notes).
Knowledge of the equipment and principles involved in the operation of all components of the electrical system beneficial.
Knowledge of FirstEnergy''s clearance and switching procedures and NERC operating policies a plus.
Possess ability, or have previous experience in, writing switching orders to remove and restore lines and electrical equipment
while providing safety to employees, preventing damage to equipment and maintaining
reliable and quality service to the customer.
Demonstrated ability to organize, schedule and coordinate various aspects of the job with minimal direct supervision.
Must have effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
Conduct and present himself/herself in a professional manner.
Must satisfy requirements of the EEI System Operator/Power Dispatching Test (SOPD).
Must live within a 60 minute commute from the Control Center.
Must be able to work a rotating shift schedule, including holidays and weekends. Benefits and Compensation 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, 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 Employment Type Full-time Facility Site Akron Control Center - OH City Akron FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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