DTE Energy Supervisor - Reliability (Turbine Group) in Monroe, Michigan

Job Description

Supervisor - Reliability (Turbine Group)-09876

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.


NOTE: Positions available in North and South Areas

Job Summary

Responsible for organizing, planning and supervising skilled trades and instrument and control (I&C) technicians in day-today corrective and preventative maintenance, and forced and periodic unit outages at power generating stations. Will also be responsible for contract administration of external labor and materials.

First line supervisor responsible for organizing, planning, and leading activities of internal and/or external skilled trades on Turbine/Generator outages and repairs.

Key Accountabilities:

-Performs or ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory functions for a group of (union) represented and non- represented personnel: planning, organizing, directing the performance of ongoing activities and special assignments, staffing (employee selection, training/coaching & performance management), time entry, accident & injury reports)coordinating, reporting & budgeting. Motivates through leading by example, coaching/mentoring and providing ongoing constructive feedback to subordinate staff; competent in systematically eliciting the best efforts & results from subordinate staff.

-Leads and coordinates multiple tasks or projects across skilled trades, including vendors and contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of power generating station equipment.

-Supervises all aspects of assigned work; ensures the adherence to appropriate quality and timeliness provisions.

-Enforces safe work practices; trains employees in safety and environmental standards.

-Ensure the appropriate application of collective bargaining agreement (CBA)provisions; may represent the Company in grievances and arbitration proceedings; fills in for the General Foreman in his absence.

-Chairs meetings with internal organizations and external suppliers, vendors and contractors to develop short-and long term plans and meet organizational goals; Interfaces with internal and external engineering groups on the implementation of projects.

-Assumes responsibility as key tag protection leader and/or job leader as outlined in applicable Power Plant Order(s); maybe required to act as a plan tradition-responsible individual.

-Supervises the performance of welding work required in the maintenance, repair, and construction of all types of power plant equipment and pressure vessels, including the welding of metals with electric arc, beliarc, inert gas and acetylene; assembling piping, valves or fittings by welding; developing layouts and fabricating steel plate and structural shapes for repairs to buildings and equipment.

-May lead continuous improvement (CI) commitment and systematic CI efforts for a given group(s).

-Candidates must be able to travel to South and North Area Power Plants as assigned.

-Candidates must be able to work night shift as assigned.

-Candidates must be able to work Turbine/Generator relate Forced Outage.



-Required: High school graduate, & the knowledge/capabilities typically acquired through 7-plus years of experience in the operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and/or instrumentation equipment typical to a power generating station; knowledge of computer-based work management and scheduling processes. Incumbents may be required to work varying shifts and overtime.


Certificate (i.e. the completion of a core group of program-related courses designated by a duly accredited program) in a job-relevant skilled trade or completion of a skilled-trade apprenticeship; experience inclusive of Non- Distributed Energy(NDE), welding (ASME- & ANSI-code certification preferred), 3-plus years in a senior, lead-worker, project-lead or supervisory capacity; passage of the Company’s Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)& Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) programs prior or subsequent to selection for the job.

-Proficient verbal, written and presentation skills; communicates clearly, with credibility and confidence.

-Ability to work in a team and/or matrixed structure, supporting multiple clients.

-Ability to conduct effective & efficient meetings; manages meetings with optimal results.

-Flexibility & the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new/evolving responsibilities.

-Balances multiple demands from superiors, and/or subordinates & peers in a positive and even-handed fashion; displays a calm demeanor under pressure.

-Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges prevailing practices &approaches with reasonably sound alternatives.

-Ability to apply project planning & implementation and/or continuous improvement principles (typically acquired through several years of experience in these areas) to affect tangible, positive out-comes.

-Competent in multi-tasking (i.e. the ability to prioritize & manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high visibility initiatives and require innovation, team work & planning).

-Provides leadership through example in a unionized environment, consistent with prevailing collective bargaining agreements (typically based on experience in a unionized environment).

-Deals effectively with resistance; takes positive steps to avoid the recurrence of errors through constructive critique.

-Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize varying combinations of the competencies cited in this description, depending on the organization & role to which they’re assigned.

-Must receive a recommended score on a pre-hire leader assessment.

Job: Fossil Fuel Generation Operations & Maintenance

Title: Supervisor - Reliability (Turbine Group)

Primary Location: Michigan-Monroe

Requisition ID: 09876