DTE Energy Renewable Energy Plant Facility Technician in Sylmar, California

Renewable Energy Plant Technician

Sunshine Gas Producers

Location: Sylmar, California

DTE Biomass Energy develops, owns and operates landfill gas recovery systems throughout the United States. As a leader in landfill gas recovery, with more than 20 operating facilities throughout the United States, we have the proven capabilities to help provide communities with safe, environmentally sound energy. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, DTE Biomass Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of DTE Energy.

  • Mission*

To safely operate a Landfill Gas (LFG) to power plant in Sylmar, California, which includes five 23.5 MW Solar Mercury turbines, capable of generating enough renewable electricity to power nearly 25,000 California homes.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities*

The Renewable Energy Plant Technician will be responsible for maintaining five 23.5 MW Solar Mercury turbines as well as several other ancillary systems. The position will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the plant, which will involve working with mechanical and electrical equipment, diagnosing and correcting adverse gas field and plant conditions and malfunctions while ensuring health & safety procedures are adhered to.

  • Job Requirements*

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted state driver’s license

  • A technical degree/certificate or relevant work experience to provide for the following:

o Strong understanding of mechanical, electrical and/or instrument control systems

o Experience working with equipment such as motors, blowers, controls and pumps

o Ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop solutions and make or recommend sound alternatives

  • Dedication to safe work practices

  • Moderate level computer skills and proficiency with MS Office applications, particularly Excel

  • Familiar with gas processing and/or gas transportation preferred

  • Benefits*

At DTE Energy, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including, Medical, Dental, Vision, Company match 401k and a performance bonus. Our employees also receive paid vacation, holidays, and sick days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

  • Physical Demands*

The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is routinely required to reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, feel and smell. The employee must be able to walk on shallow and steep slopes. Frequently the employee will be required to stand, walk, and sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate object as well as to talk and hear.

The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Occasionally, the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 50 pounds in weight.

Vision requirements for this position include close, distance and peripheral vision, along with depth perception.

  • Working Conditions*

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme cold and/or heat. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Most work is within the vicinity of a municipal solid waste disposal facility. Employee will routinely operate a motor vehicle and/or ATV style off road vehicle on unimproved terrain.

Employee will be required to respond to plant upset conditions (call-outs) outside of normal business hours, work unscheduled overtime and may be required to travel to other work locations using personal transportation (travel expense reimbursed within policy limits).

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Requisition ID: 18403