Engineering Co-Op / Intern - Distribution Toledo Edison Summer 2020
Toledo, OH, US, 43604
Job Function: Distribution
Employee Type: Student Full Time
Requisition ID: 22965
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, approximately 24,500 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 Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp [TE].
Toledo Edison is investing heavily in the distribution power system to modernize the grid. We are looking for an individual interested in a career as an Engineer with a focus of power systems. There is one Engineering Co-Op position available for Summer 2020 with the desired major of Electrical Engineering. Work location Holland, OH, a suburb of Toledo, OH
As an Engineering Co-op, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Co-op/Intern Professional Development Program, which is designed to cultivate professional skills and provide professional level work at FirstEnergy. Each participant will receive a personalized development plan, on-the-job training, and challenging assignments to refine skills and round out competencies.
Based on your Engineering experience and year in school, selected candidate may:
Support Toledo Edison's multiyear effort to modernize the distribution grid which includes distribution automation, volt-var control, and system rebuilds
Assist Toledo Edison engineers in performing engineering studies, analysis, and/or design in support of distribution engineering planning, protection, operations, and/or maintenance of the distribution system
Provide analytical and technical support to the engineers developing the capital project portfolio and deployment plan
Support Toledo Edison engineers in the development of system equipment models, protection specifications and the investigation of distribution system relay events
Support Toledo Edison engineers in developing or maintaining engineering programs, including revising and developing procedures, completing analytics, updating applications, performing field walk downs, and verifying inputs to the engineering programs
Support Toledo Edison engineers to investigate reliability / performance issues with distribution circuits and equipment
Support Toledo Edison engineers with commissioning new equipment to release for service
Work closely with Project Managers to implement one or more of the hundreds of projects that comprise the half-a-billion-dollar distribution grid modernization capital project portfolio
Develop and write summary reports and power-point presentations to document and communicate engineering analysis, results, and recommendations
As a FirstEnergy Co-Op, you will also be expected to:
Fully participate in the FirstEnergy Co-Op/Intern program mandatory events (travel outside Toledo Edison footprint)
Utilize knowledge, skills and abilities to work on challenging assignments and contribute to FirstEnergy success
Gain understanding of the electric utility business and seize the opportunity to explore potential career paths at FirstEnergy
Engage in candidate self-assessments and use supervisory feedback to improve your performance
Develop career contacts and receive guidance from coaches and peers
Network with other students
Present to department members and leadership at the end of each session/rotation to highlight projects and contributions.
Must be enrolled in a four (4) year accredited college / university in a degree program focused on Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering
Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
Must have the ability to work without sponsorship (now or in the future)
Ability to commit to a minimum of two (2) CO-OP rotations
Must be willing to relocate to / reside near reporting location for the duration of the assignment
Minimum of sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level class standing is strongly preferred.
Successful completion of basic engineering coursework
Must be able to work in both an office and field environment with the ability to comply with safety procedures
Experience with Microsoft Office and computer-aided design program applications a plus
Positive communication skills (verbal and written) as well as organizational skills to prioritize and plan work, multi-task and meet project deadlines
Ability to work independently or in a team environment with minimal supervision.
Ability to use analytical skills to resolve problems and think creatively
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 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.
FirstEnergy Human Resources Team