DTE Energy Utility Technician in River Rouge, Michigan
River Rouge, MI, US
Company: DTE Coke Operations, LLC
Job ID: 6429
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 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 multiple 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
EES Coke Battery
Location: River Rouge, Michigan
The Utility Technician position is located at the EES Coke Battery on Zug Island in River Rouge, Michigan. The Coke Battery is a plant that produces coke from various types of coal blends and is then used as fuel in the blast furnaces at the steel mills.
The position requires you to work a 12 hour rotating shift. There are two shifts: day shift is from 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and the night shift is from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. The schedule is a 4 week rotation; you will work 14 out of 28 days with 7 days off in a row somewhere in the 4 week rotation.
The Utility Technician is an entry level position. The hourly rate is $24.47 plus $0.30 extra per hour for shift work. This position also receives quarterly bonuses of up to $7,500 per year, based on EES Coke Battery's quality and production.
This is not a position with Detroit Edison, it's a position with EES Coke Battery, which is a subsidiary of DTE Energy.
The work environment is heavy industrial and requires wearing fire retardant clothing, steel-toed boots, hard hat, safety glasses and a respirator (when required in specific areas). The Coke Battery is an outside plant that may require working in high areas, at times, and exposure to all types of weather conditions including heat of up to 130 degrees in the summer months.
Work involves using various types of equipment in the coke making process, to include duties such as shoveling coke, sweeping, and cleaning tar off equipment, sealing any environmental leakage from the coke ovens, and using various air tools to clean carbon from inside of pipes.
A high school diploma or GED is required, with industrial or manufacturing experience in an operating discipline preferred, to provide for the following:
Strong safety experience
Ability to work in a team orientated atmosphere
Demonstrated capability to achieve results through people, technology and processing equipment
Good knowledge of the assigned area(s) of responsibility
Ability to function within a matrix organization where employees report to both a functional leader and a business leader
Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader
Must be goal oriented
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, and management
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.
In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to: stand or walk and stoop or kneel or sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively.
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 vision and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The noise level in the work environment is loud.
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.