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DTE Energy Senior Solar Technician in Detroit, Michigan

Senior Solar Technician


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1982

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.

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required:Team Member Pre-Hire Assessment

Testing Required:Not Applicable

Job Summary

Ensures that DTE Electric’s solar generation assets are maximizing energy production and operating at design specifications. Mentors less experienced team members with operating and maintaining utility scale solar photovoltaic electric systems. This role involves both equipment and communication system monitoring, maintenance and repair. Additionally, this role requires industry research and making recommendations for best practices.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assists in reviewing solar plant designs, with both new sites and modifications to existing assets.

  • Provides quality control and supervisory support on future construction of solar plants.

  • Recommends enhancements and implements improvements to increase plant output.

  • Conducts planned maintenance activities, as well as responds to emergent issues.

  • Provides on-the-job training to less experienced field staff.

  • Documents daily jobs in work management system.

  • Prioritizes safety daily, in addition to leading site safety meetings, analyzing job hazards, and providing prompt resolution.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED and 7 years of experience in the overall aspects of design engineering, construction, start-up/commissioning, and/or subsequent O&M of renewable energy projects.

Other Qualifications


  • Associate Degree in Electrical-related field

  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certification

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to other locations

  • Must have valid driver’s license

  • Working knowledge and experience operating under OSHA 1910.269, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E and 70B

  • Proficient reading technical specifications documents, site plans and electrical schematics

  • Knowledge in various photovoltaic technologies, control systems, field measuring devices, network hardware and electric metering

  • Comfortable working with up to 1,500VDCand 480VAC

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, logical reasoning, written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and set priorities

  • General computer proficiency

  • Must be able to push, pull and lift tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs

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.

Nearest Major Market:Detroit

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