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Pennsylvania Electric Company Engineering Technician in Erie, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 101261 PLEASE NOTE:  YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT FOR THIS POSITION UNTIL YOU COMPLETE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION THROUGH THE FIRSTENERGY CAREERS PAGE - WWW.FIRSTENERGYCORP.COM/CAREERS.  YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE FIRSTENERGY CAREERS PAGE AT THE END OF THE PA CAREERLINK APPLICATION PROCESS, OR YOU CAN GO THERE DIRECTLY AT THIS TIME.  YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM FIRSTENERGY WHEN YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. 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 FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Electric Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp [PN]. This is a mobile (remote) position.  The selected candidate may be located anywhere within the FirstEnergy footprint in the State of Pennsylvania. This job is responsible for the mapping and records work for the Distribution function of the Company. Responsibilities: Demonstrate and direct a solid commitment to all aspects of safety. 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. Gather information for installations by performing a field investigation which identifies measurements, terrain, assesses conditions, buildings, equipment clearances and obstacles. Develop and manipulate GIS queries of data for investigations, special projects, and statistical analysis. Coach and 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. Resolve 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 develop strategy to process request. Plan the work, update maps, prints and GIS design. 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. 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, Perform 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. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology or related discipline + 0-1 years of related work experience, OR Associate's degree in Engineering Technology or related discipline + 2-3 years of related work ex erience, OR High School Diploma (or GED) + 4+ years of related work experience. 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. 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. Ability to interpret work requests, engineering drawings, schematics, equipment instruction manuals and procedures to develop accurate work plans. 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. Ability to 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. Ability to maintain strong working relationships at all levels. Self-motivated and able to multi-task with competing priorities. Ability to provide quality customer service, both internally and externally. Possess solid verbal and written communication skills. 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. 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 Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processe