DTE Energy Maintenance Fitter Apprentice 2013 in Melvindale, Michigan

Job Description

Maintenance Fitter Apprentice 2013-10187

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

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.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 3 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014 and 2015)

· 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

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.




This classification requires that the employee shall be able to perform some or all of the following described duties under the direction of an employee of a higher classification.

  • Performing all fitting and mechanical work, including the fusing of plastic piping and fittings.

  • Maintaining and making minor repairs and adjustment to all types of Distribution Department construction or maintenance equipment.

  • Performing paving and resurfacing operations.

  • Making detector tests and performing all other work incidental to prospecting and leak surveys, including locating and repairs.

  • Fabricating, assembling, installing and repairing pipe bends, meter manifolds, valve and regulator assemblies.

  • Setting meters and relighting all residential appliances and equipment in the course of the work on the premises and restoring gas service in the course of his or her work on service repairs, renewals, relocations and reconnects.

  • Installing gas main stoppers and bags,

  • Working in confined spaces above or below grade.

  • Hand digging excavation(s).

  • Working outdoors majority of the day, year round.

  • Using jack hammer on hard surfaces such as; concrete and asphalt.

  • Use of pnuematic tools such as; rock drill, air spade, soil tamper.

  • Additional duties listed in CBA.


  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.

  • Must meet Company driving standards. Must possess or obtain prior to transfer date, a Group A Commercial Drivers License with air brake or a Classified Endorsement Temporary Instruction Permit to operate a Group A vehicle with air brakes. Canadian citizens must obtain an Ontario Class A license with a Z endorsement for air brakes. Drivers with the Classified Endorsement Temporary Instruction Permit must obtain a Group A Commercial Drivers License as soon as they are certified by Employee Training.

  • Must work with various pneumatic tools (jackhammer).

  • Must have ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.

  • Must be physically able to lift and handle approximately 95 pounds (i.e., jackhammer)

  • Must complete DOT Drug Test, respirator fit test and satisfactory physical examination.

  • Subject to random drug testing.

  • Working in all types of weather.

  • Must pass the Physical Task Assessment.

Job: Gas Distribution Operations & Maintenance

Title: Maintenance Fitter Apprentice 2013

Primary Location: Michigan-Melvindale

Requisition ID: 10187