DTE Energy Supervisor Reliability -Electrical Group (River Rouge Power Plant) in River Rouge, Michigan

Job Description

Supervisor Reliability -Electrical Group (River Rouge Power Plant)-10110

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.


Job Summary

Responsible for organizing, planning and supervising skilled trades (Electrical) in day-to-day corrective and preventative maintenance, and forced and periodic unit out-ages at power generating stations. Responsible for contract administration of external labor and materials. Span of control: approximately =5 jobs & 15 FTEs (direct, second-level, etc.)

Key Accountabilities

Perform 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 and injury reports) coordinating, reporting and budgeting. Motivate through leading by example, coaching, mentoring and providing ongoing constructive feedback to subordinate staff; competent in systematically eliciting the best efforts and results from subordinate staff.

  1. Lead and coordinate 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.

  2. Enforce safe work practices; training employees in safety and environmental standards.

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

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

  5. Assume responsibility as key tag protection leader and/or job leader as outlined in applicable Power Plant Order(s); may be required to act as a plant radiation-responsible individual.

  6. Supervise 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, heliarc, 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.

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


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.

Since responsibility is over Electrical group :

MINIMUM: Electrical Maintenance – 7 years plus experience in the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment typical to a power generating station.

PREFERRED: Certificate (i.e. the completion of a core group of program-related courses designated by a duly accredited program) in a mechanical skilled trade or completion of a skilled trade apprenticeship; 3 plus years in a senior, lead worker, project lead or supervisory capacity. Experience as an electrical journeyman preferred.

  • Proficient verbal, written and presentation skills; communicate clearly with credibility and confidence.

  • Ability to work in a teams and/or a 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.

  • Balance multiple demands from superiors, subordinates and peers in a positive and even-handed fashion; displaying a calm demeanor under pressure.

  • Initiate new ideas and approaches; challenge prevailing practices and approaches with reasonable sound alternatives.

  • Ability to apply project planning and 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 and manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high-visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork and planning.

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

  • Deal effectively with resistance, taking positive steps to avoid the recurrence of errors through constructive critique.

Job: Fossil Fuel Generation Operations & Maintenance

Title: Supervisor Reliability -Electrical Group (River Rouge Power Plant)

Primary Location: Michigan-River Rouge

Requisition ID: 10110