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DTE Energy Senior Controls Technician in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Senior Controls Technician


Grand Rapids, MI, US

Company: DTE Gas Company

Job ID: 12223

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities. When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing. Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required:

On-Site Role: Must be available to work on-site at this assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Job Summary

Functions as a technical specialist in the installation, operation, calibration and maintenance of station automation, gas measurement, communication and control systems used in the transportation of natural gas. Works directly with Gas Control operations and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) support staff in ensuring equipment availability to properly monitor and control gas measurement and control systems.

Key Accountabilities

• Inspects and calibrates gas measurement and control equipment to ensure government, industry and enterprise standards are met.

• Works with engineering on implementation of major improvements and new construction projects.

• Monitors, calibrates and tests integrated systems performance; analyzes results to the primary component level and initiates corrective action.

• Maintains communication hardware (Satellite, Radio Ethernet) linking field monitoring equipment to host control systems.

• Installs and operates gas quality monitoring equipment.

• Ensures automation and remote field device software and hardware components are operating and maintained to industry and enterprise standards.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

This is a multi-track requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following options:

• High School Diploma and four years of experience in repair and maintenance of control, communications systems or measurement systems used in transportation of natural gas

• Associates degree and two years of experience in repair and maintenance of control, communications systems or measurement systems used in transportation of natural gas; OR

• Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or related technical field

• Valid driver's license, must meet Company driving standard of less than 6 points.

Other Qualifications


• Programmable logic controller (PLC) programming experience

Other Requirements

• Experience with spreadsheets, databases and word processing software.

• Security screening and random drug testing is required for employment.

• Ability to carry test equipment that may weigh up to 50 pounds in remote field locations.

• Qualify under Department of Transportation Operator Qualification Program for related tasks.

• Ability to respond to after hour emergencies and on call responses.

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.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that 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.