DTE Energy Field Technician 1 - 4 (T2) (Muskegon) in Muskegon, Michigan

Job Description

Field Technician 1 - 4 (T2) (Muskegon)-10882

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 5 consecutive years

· 7th on Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award

· 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.


Please apply by no later than March 20, 2018

Position: Field Technician 1 – 4 (T2) (Muskegon) - 10882


Location: DTE Energy – Muskegon Service Center

Wage Range: $20.00/hr - $27.00/hr

Represented – Non-Exempt

Number of Openings: 03

Bidding Restriction: None

Employees with bidding restrictions on their current position should not apply. Supervisors are responsible for notifying the Staffing Specialist if an employee is restricted from bidding on open positions. In addition, applicants who are selected for this position may be prohibited from transferring or bidding on another position once they accept this position.


Field Technician shall be required to perform the duties of both a Distribution Technician and a Service Technician as required to train new employees as assigned. Employee shall be able to perform the following described duties: lead up to five (5) including designated lead employee and direct the activities of employees of a lower and equal classification; inspection of contractor work; adjusting, repairing and converting all commercial and industrial equipment; starting, adjusting, repairing and converting all space heating and air conditioning equipment; finishing cement and asphalt; constructing and installing vaults; pipe locating in any area; lead a crew altering, rebuilding and installing all meter manifolds; inspection and maintenance of rotary meters; setting, changing, turning on, turning off, and removing all commercial and industrial meters; operating and maintaining equipment in the Field Operations machine shop or blacksmith shops; lead a crew making gas main tie-ins of any pressure; investigation of services and distribution grid system main extension; investigating customer charge orders and changing position of meters; investigation of construction work of others to make recommendations to prevent interference with gas facilities; changing district and station regulator charts; operate all construction and maintenance vehicles and equipment; acetylene, arc and microwire welding joints and fittings on any size steel main designed to operate at 60 P.S.I.G. or less and miscellaneous welding including air conditioning; lead a prospecting crew in all areas; make neat and accurate sketches and records pertinent to all work performed; work on Residential Elevated Pressure accounts which includes setting meters and establishing gas for residential customers not to exceed two (2) meters per address (i.e., duplexes) and not to exceed two (2) P.S.I.G.; temporarily replace an employee of higher classification during his or her absence; perform all duties prescribed for the Field Operations Operator classification (see below); and possess a thorough knowledge of established Company standards and policies and a good record in customer relations. Perform the following duties relating to AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) – Installations and maintenance. This will include installations which also specifically require meter changes and the interruption of gas service for appropriately qualified employees.

In Field Operation Operator classification an employee shall be able to perform the following described duties: cutting, threading and connecting gas piping and tubing incidental to the installation or relocation of all domestic appliances and meters; starting and adjusting all domestic appliances, including residential space heating; re-lighting of all domestic appliances including space heat; install all thermocouple leads; execution of all leak orders; changing, turning on and off, setting and removing all residential meters including space heating meters; driving all work vehicles;

possess a thorough knowledge of the rules and procedures of the Field Operations Division and a good record in customer relations. Also an employee shall be able to perform the following described duties under the leadership of an employee of a higher classification: excavating, bracing and backfilling; fitting and mechanical work; use of gas leak detectors and other work incidental to prospecting and leak surveys


-High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

-Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record (eight points or less)

-Successful candidate(s) must pass the DOT Drug Test, DOT Physical, and respirator

fit test

-Must pass the required testing

-Must pass the required training

-Successful candidate(s) must complete a Background Check.

-Must have experience working outdoors during all seasons, the ability to work in

varying weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, snow and light to moderate


-Must successfully pass all pre-employment assessment(s).

-Must be able to walk up and down steps and through deep snow.

-Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid operators and Group A Commercial

Driver’s License (CDL A) with Air Brake Endorsement. If successful candidate(s)

does not already possess a valid CDL A, the candidate(s) will be required to obtain a

Temporary Permit (TIP) during the pre-hire steps.

-Must be able to be certified to wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

-Must be willing and able to accept shift, on-call, emergency assignments and work

overtime per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

-Must be able to lift and move equipment weighing approximately 95lbs (jackhammer).

-Must be able to climb in and out of excavation holes.

-Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.

  • Must be able to use a variety of hand tools (i.e. shovels, rakes, sledge hammers,

brooms, etc.) requiring upper body forces up to 40 lbs.

-This position requires a lot of physical strength, hand eye coordination and endurance.

-Must have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in providing

extraordinary customer service, particularly in situations where tact and diplomacy are


-Must be detail-oriented and able to follow through on assignments with little or no

direct supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience in Natural Gas Distribution Operations including the installation,

maintenance or repair of underground gas mains and services. Experience in Natural

Gas Field Service or Transmission Operations.

-Knowledge of OSHA regulations, pipeline safety regulations and underground

construction practices.

-Current Operator Qualifications

-Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) experience or certification.

-Possess current MI CDL A

Job: Gas Distribution Operations & Maintenance

Title: Field Technician 1 - 4 (T2) (Muskegon)

Primary Location: Michigan-Muskegon

Requisition ID: 10882