DTE Energy Facility Technician in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Winston-Salem, NC, US
Company: DTE Biomass Energy, Inc
Job ID: 1628
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
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
DTE Biomass Energy, a fast-growing developer of renewable energy projects, has an immediate opening for a Facility Technician at our landfill gas to energy facility in Winston-Salem, NC. We offer competitive wages with incentive opportunity and an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401k plan with company match, 3 weeks’ vacation and more. This position will be responsible for daily operations, routine maintenance, system troubleshooting, production reporting, responding to alarm conditions and making repairs. The site consists of a compression skid, a 4 MW gas turbine, and wells in the landfill that extract gas.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Execute maintenance plan for plant while meeting desired outcomes.
Professional representation to landfill operator, customer, regulators, etc.
Efficiently make un-planned repairs to restore operational capacity of plant. Unplanned plant outages may require attention at any hour of the day, including weekends and holidays
Operate facility as defined by various contractual obligations, including the gas rights agreement and gas sales agreement
Perform electrical and mechanical repairs
Perform daily equipment inspections, test and operational checks
Collect oil, water, wastewater, gas and air samples for analysis
Investigate mechanical and electrical problems and effect appropriate repair
Support, assist and direct the work of contractors on-site
Maintain electronic facility logbook, highlighting activities and noteworthy events
Record operating data and maintain operating records including monthly production reports
Inspect landfill gas system collection system components for mechanical problems and make appropriate repairs
Diagnose and correct adverse gas field and plant conditions and malfunctions
Perform routine buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs \Maintain spare parts inventory and records
Maintain filing system for drawings, instruction books and manuals
Work with manager to prepare preliminary annual operating budget
Work safely and participate in monthly safety audits and inspections as identified in site safety manuals
High school diploma or equivalent is required. You must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted state driver’s license and a clean driving record are required. A two-year technical degree in an electrical or mechanical field is preferable, or equivalent work experience with electrical and mechanical trouble shooting to provide for the following:
Familiar with gas compression and/or gas transportation
Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and instrument control systems
Knowledge of manufacturing equipment such as motors, blowers, controls and pumps
Ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop solutions and make or recommend sound alternatives
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisor, management, customers, clients and vendors
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Dedication to safe work practices
Ability to efficiently handle competing priorities and tasks remaining organized to meet deadlines
Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office applications
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 routinely required to reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, feel and smell. The employee must be able to walk on shallow and steep slopes. Frequently the employee will be required to stand, walk, and sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate object as well as to talk and hear.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme cold and/or heat. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Most work is within the vicinity of a municipal solid waste disposal facility. Employee will routinely operate a motor vehicle and/or ATV style off road vehicle on unimproved terrain.
Employee will be required to respond to plant upset conditions (call-outs) outside of normal business hours, work unscheduled overtime and may occasionally be required to travel to other work locations using personal transportation (travel expense reimbursed within policy limits).
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.
Nearest Major Market:Winston-Salem
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