DTE Energy Engineering Co-Op (Mt. Poso, CA) in Bakersfield, United States

DTE Energy Services - Wholesale Power & Renewables Engineering Co-op

  • Locations: Bakersfield, CA * /Please note! The successful candidate must be available to work a 2-year rotational program in a Co-Op capacity/

DTE Energy is a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy related business and services nationwide. Wholesale, Power and Renewables (WPR) is an affiliate of DTE Energy that utilizes waste wood to produce renewable power for sale to utilities under long-term purchase power agreements. WPR has exciting Co-Op opportunities for the right candidates.

  • Mission*

To support activities relating to safety, environmental compliance, productivity, and profitability, while developing a functional understanding of the processes. The co-op will work alongside the operation and maintenance teams to learn the fuel handling and power generation processes.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities*

  • Assist management in all fuel handling, power generation, and auxiliary processes as a collaborative member of the operation and maintenance teams.

  • Work collaboratively with the Central Engineering team and contractors to support successful project execution and maintenance activities.

  • Supply technical support to both the operating and maintenance personnel.

  • Contribute to activities improving safety, environmental compliance, overall productivity and equipment reliability by developing Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs], Standard Work Instructions [SWIs] and process flow diagrams.

  • Develop an understanding of the combustion process and heat balances.

  • Job Requirements*

  • The successful candidate will be in pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited university.

  • This position requires a solid self-directed individual with demonstrated problem solving skills utilizing the scientific method.

  • Must be proficient at presenting viable recommendations and action plans.

  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Proficient with appropriate computer software applications.

  • Ability to interpret and modify technical drawings and process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)

  • Practical experience utilizing root cause analysis tools and problem solving with the scientific method.

  • Carry out failure analysis and determine the corrective action to prevent future occurrences.

  • Skills to analyze the process and determine any engineering changes required to improve safety and product quality or reduce operating costs.

  • Ability to collect, organize, and analyze data to facilitate data driven decisions.

  • Physical Requirements*

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.

The employee is occasionally required to: stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. Frequently, the employee will be required to: sit, walk, and talk or hear.

The employee in this classification will be required to occasionally lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight.

Vision requirements for this position include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Working Conditions*

The employee will frequently be exposed to conditions of: working near moving mechanical parts and airborne particles. The employee will occasionally be exposed to conditions of: work in high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibrations.

The employee will be working in an environment up to a moderate sound level.

  • 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.*

Requisition ID: 18902