DTE Energy Operations Supervisor in New Milford, Pennsylvania

Operations Supervisor

Location: New Milford, Pennsylvania


Responsible for the supervision of the natural gas gathering system operations, compressor facility operations and maintenance activities in the Marcellus Shale play in northwest West Virginia & southwest Pennsylvania. The position reports to the Manager Gathering Operations and the employee will exercise independent discretion and judgment within established policies, procedures and practices. Results are reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to these policies, procedures and practices.


  • Directly supervises the activities of gathering system maintenance and operations personnel as well as contractors as required.

  • Assists in the preparation of detailed efficiency studies and analyzes operations to conceptualize needs and determine requirements for facilities, equipment and operating personnel.

  • Provide input and assistance during the planning, design, construction and start-up phases of new facilities.

  • Maintains professional and high level contact with customers, contractors and delivery pipeline personnel.

  • Assures that Operations adhere to all Federal, State and Local regulations and codes.

  • Assures that Safety and Environmental stewardship is prominent in the Operations environment through demonstration and enforcement of all Safety and Environmental standards. This would include an active role in Safety Meetings and Tailgate sessions.

  • Initiates and ensures completion of all Pre Startup Safety Review processes prior to the commissioning of greenfield and modified operating assets.

  • Oversees scheduled system repairs and maintenance; assuring coordination with all departments, customers and delivery pipelines to minimize the effect of any down time.

  • Responsible for understanding and complying with contractual obligations to ensure that production targets are met.

  • Consolidates data and prepares daily, weekly and monthly reports as requested.

  • Will be on On-Call 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Work is occasionally outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • On a daily basis, verifies new work, priorities and analyze work load to properly plan, resource load and schedule the work.

  • Assists in developing standard procedures for operations and maintenance.

  • Assists with the preparation, justification and control of annual operations and maintenance budgets.

  • Assists the Operations Manager with employee development, qualification and goals program.

  • Available for scheduled and unscheduled work, performs tasks that require physical exertion and is expected to respond to off-hour call-ins when contacted by phone or company furnished cell phone.

  • Works closely with the Operations Manager to identify major maintenance and capital improvement projects to ensure operating systems and equipment meet reliability and efficiency objectives.

  • Optimizes work schedules for resource utilization and priority in alignment with the Operations Manager.

  • Leads and directs the work of others, including overall performance management

  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in a team environment.

  • Ability to coordinate work activities with other team members on technical subjects across job families.

  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization and 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, who collaborates on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation and development).

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.


Associates or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an Engineering/Mechanical discipline preferred and/or five or more years of industry experience or specialized skills paired with multiple years of experience to provide for the following:

  • Must have working knowledge of all Federal, State and Local Environmental and Safety laws including DOT, RMP and Air Quality permits.

  • Must have computer skills including Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • Must be willing to assist others, learn new skills, and participate in a productive team oriented environment.

  • Must have valid driver's license for state of residency and be insurable.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing throughout the term of employment.

  • Minimum of three years of experience in supervision and management preferred.

  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) a plus.

  • Experience leading a team, as well as the proven ability to work effectively within a team environment.

  • Skill in leadership and interpersonal relationships

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.

  • Demonstrated planning capabilities and the skills to analyze and interpret data to make sound recommendations to Management.

  • Strong customer focus (internal and external).

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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 occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, stoop and kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to talk, hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and frequently reach with hands and arms.

Must be able to enter and work in confined space vessels and areas to evaluate equipment condition or inspect work efforts by assigned resources.

The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift or move objects up to 40 pounds in weight. In addition, the employee will occasionally push or pull up to 70 pounds in weight.

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


The employee performs job duties in a climate controlled office environment and in a plant site. In the course of working at a facility, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and may work near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office, but may become loud at the plant site.

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: 18002