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DTE Energy Assistant Shift Supervisor (Belle River PP) in China Twp, Michigan

Assistant Shift Supervisor (Belle River PP)


China Twp, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1926

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years

  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence

  • Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running

  • Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

  • J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

  • Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

  • Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

  • Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

  • Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

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.

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Job Summary

Primary supervisory responsibilities for the operating shifts. In the absence of the Shift Supervisor, commands full authority over all shift operations, maintenance activities, fuel supply and ash unloading systems, site security, and the implementation of all generating facility controls in normal and abnormal situations. Assists the Shift Supervisor in providing the leadership to oversee plant equipment and/or systems, assigns work priorities, identifies and solves problems and assures adherence to all environmental regulations legal requirements and Fossil Generation directives.

Key Accountabilities

  • Directs plant activities to provide maximum electrical output at minimum cost in accordance with plant procedures and power plant orders. Provides comprehensive supervisory oversight for all plant activities to assure safe and prudent operation under all conditions.

  • In the absence of the Shift Supervisor, the Assistant Shift Supervisor has the sole responsibility of administering the Protective Tagging System (PPO 77) to all work performed on power plant equipment.

  • Provides input to operational decisions based on sound judgment and cultivated analytical skills, utilizing appropriate safety and regulatory considerations that balance the use of proven and unproven operating practices and procedures to minimize risk. The Assistant Shift Supervisor provides input to crucial decisions that affect the safe operation of plant equipment and optimizes the use of generating assets, while ensuring that generation availability is not compromised.

  • Implements practices that motivate and instill in operating personnel the highest standards of performance, attention to detail and regulatory compliance. Supervises the implementation of the Job Instructional training program at the plant, and facilitates the skill development of the Supervising Operators.

  • In the absence of the Shift Supervisor, acts as the Plant Emergency Coordinator, Incident Commander and Fire Brigade Commander. Responds to inquiries by State and Federal Regulatory authorities for information regarding safety and environmental issues. Acts as the primary first aid responder first aid, CPR, defibrillator, biohazard control etc. in the absence of the Shift Supervisor and plant nurse.

  • Manage costs within an approved budget and continually strives for greater effectiveness. Seeks innovative methods to reduce cost and eliminate inefficiencies in plant operation.

  • Identifies problems and provides input for solutions through examining and analyzing information in accordance with existing principles and practices. In the absence of the Shift Supervisor, makes the final decision with primary control over the results.

  • The Assistant Shift Supervisor must remain proficient in the changing operating characteristics of the plant. Must be able to make sound decisions and take corrective actions that further the continuous improvement effort, while maintaining the safety and capability of the plant and its workforce.

  • The Assistant Shift Supervisor must utilize both oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively both within and outside the company and with federal and statement government regulating agencies.

  • Performs all aspects of administration, development, training, staffing and work direction for the operating shift. The Assistant Shift Supervisor must be knowledgeable of and maintain consistency in administering the collective bargaining agreement and in applying positive discipline.

  • Performs additional job responsibilities as may be required.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or higher education or equivalent.

  • A minimum of five years experience as a Supervising Operator, or 10 years operating experience.

Other Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • City of Detroit First Class Stationary Engineer's License

Other Qualifications:

  • Must have a DTE Energy Basic Electrical Certificate, City of Detroit First Class Stationary Engineer's License within 18 months of entering the job classification.

  • Must obtain and maintain an Incident Commander Certificate and be qualified to perform 1st Aid/CPR within 18 months after entering the job classification and maintain annual recertification.

  • Must have expert level knowledge of the Protective Tagging System (PPO 77) and Protection Leader Certification (PPO 101). This includes the ability to interpret, instruct and perform total administrative responsibilities pertaining to the Orders.

  • Must be able to effectively manage change and develop consensus among divergent viewpoints.

  • Must have the interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with inside and outside agencies and organizations.

  • Requires an expert knowledge of all the plant and fuel supply equipment and systems, equipment performance, testing, risk management and outage management.

  • This job requires extensive computer skills and knowledge of the control systems.

  • Needs to have a working knowledge of administrative policies and procedures, Contract Administration policy, computer software programs and corporate applications, e.g Maximo, Unit Capacity Framework (UCF), EMS, etc

  • This job requires a working knowledge of electrical equipment, measuring devices, mechanical equipment, non-precision tools and instruments, and power plant maintenance.

  • This job requires an advanced knowledge of blueprints, drawings schematics and all electrical systems up to and including 345KV.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

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