DTE Energy Instrumentation Technician in River Rouge, Michigan

  • INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN*

Location: River Rouge, Michigan

_ GENERAL SUMMARY_

Operates and is responsible for a significant producing unit or operates and assists Senior Operating Technician on a major producing unit as a member of the operating team. Directs other operating and support crew members, performs administrative duties, and communicates with maintenance, as required to maximize production. Performs and assists in production and maintenance tasks and functions necessary to assure maximum production, quality and inspection. Performs or leads maintenance activities as required with operating crew members and coordinates and works in conjunction with Maintenance Technicians.

The hourly rate is $25.83. This is not a position with Detroit Edison, it's a position with EES Coke Battery, which is a subsidiary of DTE Energy.

The work environment is heavy industrial and requires wearing fire retardant clothing, steel-toed boots, hard hat, safety glasses and a respirator (when required in specific areas). The Coke Battery is an outside plant that may require working in high areas, at times, and exposure to all types of weather conditions including heat of up to 130 degrees in the summer months.

_ PRINICIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES_

  • Responsible for calibrating, programming, installing and troubleshooting “smart” process instrumentation such as temperature, pressure and level transmitters and control valves

  • Operates various types of machinery in the coke making process

  • Responsible for participating in safety activities to meet or exceed organizational goals and expectations

  • Maintains interpersonal relationships with individuals both external and internal to the organization

  • Be an active participant of developing and maintaining a culture of professionalism

  • Responsible for following all rules, policies, or expectations

  • Responsible for environmental compliance

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

_ KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES_

Must have a high school diploma or GED, with 3 years of heavy industrial experience in an operating discipline preferred, to provide the following:

  • At least 3 years experience with process instrumentation

  • Experience in process control loops

  • Experience in Distribution Control Systems (DCS) and loop tuning with DCS

  • Experience with PLC, hydraulic controls and process analyzers such as opacity, oxygen, combustibles, process gas and chemical analysis is required

  • Strong safety experience

  • Ability to work in a team orientated atmosphere

  • Demonstrated capability to achieve results through people, technology and processing equipment

  • Good knowledge of the assigned area(s) of responsibility

  • Ability to function within a matrix organization where 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

  • Must be goal oriented

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, and management

_ PHYSICAL DEMANDS_

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

The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 50 pounds in weight.

Vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

_ WORKING CONDITIONS_

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The noise level in the work environment is loud.

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: 19622