Plant & Field Operations

An energizing career awaits you at DTE Energy. Our skilled workforce helps construct and maintain our power plants, natural gas and electrical systems, which are the heart and soul of DTE Energy. Of our 10,000 total employees, approximately 50 percent work in plant and field positions.

Individuals having industrial, energy industry, wind and steam turbine technology experience and/or an operations background are encouraged to apply. We also hire:  

  • Tradesmen in the following areas:
    • Electrical
    • Welding (boiler making)
    • Machine repair
    • Pipe fitting
    • Facilities maintenance
  • Field maintenance workers
  • Service technicians
  • Maintenance gas fitters 
  • Lineman
  • Power and electrical relay technicians

Many of our plant and field employees are represented by the Utility Workers Union of America Local 223 or by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 17. If you are not a member of a union, please contact them directly to see how to join and the benefits they offer.

Certifications & Experience

Almost all our plant and field employees must have some sort of on-the-job training, formal vocational education and/or certification before being hired. Typically, our plant and field workers do not need a bachelor’s degree. For more information about careers in the field, check out Discover Skilled Trades.

If you are interested in working in the field or at one of our power plants, search for your next career at DTE Energy and join our team today! 

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Operating Shift Engineer
Operating Shift Engineer Romulus, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
8591 Romulus, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Plant Manager
Plant Manager Detroit, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
10847 Detroit, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Instrument & Electric Technician
Instrument & Electric Technician Woodland, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
11043 Woodland, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
Operating Engineer
Operating Engineer Detroit, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
8336 Detroit, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Operation & Maintenance Technician
Operation & Maintenance Technician Marietta, OH, US Plant and Field Operations
10002 Marietta, OH, US Plant and Field Operations
Operation & Maintenance Tech (Non-Rep)
Operation & Maintenance Tech (Non-Rep) Berkeley, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
8955 Berkeley, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
O & M Technician I
O & M Technician I Woodland, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
8295 Woodland, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
Operations & Maintenance Tech II
Operations & Maintenance Tech II Woodland, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
8296 Woodland, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
Industrial Electrician
Industrial Electrician River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
10570 River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Instrumentation Technician
Instrumentation Technician River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
10586 River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Renewable Energy Plant Operator - South
Renewable Energy Plant Operator - South Angleton, TX, US Plant and Field Operations
10887 Angleton, TX, US Plant and Field Operations
Renewable Energy Plant Operator - WI
Renewable Energy Plant Operator - WI Pickett, WI, US Plant and Field Operations
10842 Pickett, WI, US Plant and Field Operations
Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Technician River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
10592 River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Material Specialist
Material Specialist Bakersfield, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
10619 Bakersfield, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
Assistant Plant Manager
Assistant Plant Manager Stockton, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
11019 Stockton, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
Lead Operations & Maint Tech
Lead Operations & Maint Tech Berkeley, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
11087 Berkeley, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
Assistant Plant Manager
Assistant Plant Manager Woodland, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
11018 Woodland, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
IC&E Technician
IC&E Technician Bakersfield, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
11003 Bakersfield, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
Ops & Maintenance Tech
Ops & Maintenance Tech Lansing, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
10117 Lansing, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Assistant Plant Manager
Assistant Plant Manager Berkeley, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
9622 Berkeley, CA, US Plant and Field Operations
Utility Technician
Utility Technician River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
10481 River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Ops & Maintenance Tech
Ops & Maintenance Tech Lansing, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
10116 Lansing, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Supervisor - Reliability (ESO - Capital Projects)
Supervisor - Reliability (ESO - Capital Projects) Monroe, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
11085 Monroe, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Operating Engineer
Operating Engineer Detroit, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
10615 Detroit, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
Boiler House Shift Manager
Boiler House Shift Manager River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations
9438 River Rouge, MI, US Plant and Field Operations

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.