Journey Line Worker at FirstEnergy Corp

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Boonton, New Jersey

Job Description:


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 posting is for several Journey Line Worker positions across Northern New Jersey with Jersey Central Power and Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [JCPL]

Jersey Central Power & Light is hiring experienced Journey Line workers for multiple locations in New Jersey. There are two regions, Northern New Jersey to include, Summit, Flemington, Washington, Boonton, Dover, and Newton. The second region is Central New Jersey to include, Union Beach, Long Branch, Old Bridge, Freehold, Point Pleasant, Berkeley, and Lakewood.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Under general supervision, engages in any work of construction, maintenance and repair of transmission and distribution lines.
  • Demonstrating a solid commitment to all aspects of safety.
  • Installing and removing poles, installing and changing insulator assemblies, stringing, splicing and tying in conductors.
  • Working on energized lines when required and operating high-pressure insulator washers.
  • Performing various operations such as transferring circuit loads by making cuts and taps.
  • Making cutovers from old poles and equipment to new or temporary installations.
  • Locating faults on open or grounded street light circuits.
  • Demonstrating sound internal and external customer service.
  • Inspecting poles, lines and co-worker's equipment.
  • Assisting with the directing and training of less experienced employees.


  • Must be a Journey Line worker with at least 2 years of hands-on experience with electric utility or a utility lines construction contractor.
  • Must possess a valid CDL Operator's License.
  • Must possess the ability to safely operate motor vehicles.
  • Must possess skills in pole climbing in distribution and transmission, installing and removing poles, towers, structures, installing and changing transformers.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of principles and operation of transmission and distribution systems.
  • Must have an advanced knowledge in elements of applied electricity including AC and DC circuits.
  • Must demonstrate a questioning attitude to learn, produce results, and develop relationships.
  • Must understand the practices and procedures for clearing and grounding lines and the equipment for the protection of the public, personnel and property.
  • Must know the mechanical and dielectric characteristics and properties of the materials used in making cables and cable joints.
  • Must understand the practices, principles of operation and the proper application of equipment as prescribed by the company for safety, first aid, and rescue.
  • Must have a basic understanding of National Electric Code and NESC.
  • Must be able to interpret complex prints and specifications.
  • Must be able to perform heavy physical work indoors and outdoors in all seasons.
  • Must prepare legible and accurate reports using paper documents and mobile computer.

You Must be able to produce qualification certificate showing you are a qualified journey line worker.

Workplace culture includes a supportive environment focused on career growth and development. The team supports the mission of providing best-in-class service to internal and external customers and partnering with key stakeholders to find least-cost and environmentally sound solutions for required construction work.

Job Perks:

  • Robust Career Development Program
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid time off to perform volunteer work (VTO)
  • HealthyLiving Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Active Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs)

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

Bargaining Unit

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