Consumers Energy Forestry Intern in Multiple Locations, Michigan
Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
This position is within the Forestry Operation department managing forestry clearing activities of LVD, HVD, and gas
pipelines across the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. This includes all O&M and capital expenditures associated with this
activity utilizing a contract work force in excess of 300 crews.
The Forestry Summer Intern is responsible for the planning of forestry work for a wide range of projects to support the
delivery of safe and reliable electricity and natural gas. The planning includes the marking of trees based on species and
growth characteristics, notifying property owners of the required work, and completing a work plan for the tree crews to
Other responsibilities are: auditing completed herbicide and tree work, data entry, and assisting during storm
restoration activities.There are 4 positions available which are located at various locations within our service territory.
Must be actively pursuing Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry or related field. Those with Bachelor degrees that are pursuing Master degrees are eligible. A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
The following skills and experiences may set you apart from others:
• A strong background in tree identification at all times of the year
• Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
• Willing to travel as work requires.
Inspects various phases of Forestry programs on a periodic basis. Utilizes GPS, GIS, computers, and computer programs to produce desired maps, charts, tables, and reports. Is responsible for the planning of forestry work for a wide range of projects to support the delivery of safe and reliable electricity and natural gas. The planning includes the marking of trees based on species and growth characteristics, notifying property owners of the required work, and completing a work plan for the tree crews to follow. Other responsibilities are: field auditing completed work plans to assure work was completed to company specifications, addressing customer requests for work, and customer concerns for work being performed.
Hours and Travel
This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week with 85% of time spent in specific field locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Frequently is required to navigate rough terrain, step over logs, duck under brush and follow game trails. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to twenty-five pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the field site is often loud.
Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.
All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.