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Technician Progression 799 - NH - Alpena


Alpena, MI, US

Company:  DTE Gas Company
Job ID:  4962

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve.  We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* 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.

Testing Required: Field Battery Test

Location: Alpena Service Station

Bidding Restriction: Per CBA


Job Summary



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.

Key Accountabilities

The Technician 1 classification requires that an employee shall be able to perform all of the duties prescribed for all Utility Classification employees and in addition shall be capable of regularly engaged in doing some or all of the following described work: The fitting work on a service construction or repair crews, driving needle bars, making detector tests, Miss Dig staking, inspecting meter manifolds and inside service piping for leaks and other work incidental to survey activities, executing all leak orders, executing meter orders. Operation of a trencher, a tractor compressor or other types of mechanical equipment, installing and making adjustments on domestic and commercial appliances (and installing and making minor adjustments on space heating units). The employee shall also be capable of installing range lines, service regulators, and small meter manifolds, changing service regulators and clearing services of stoppages, installing hot water heaters, gas grills, gas lights, gas fireplace logs, fuel lines, conversion work and assisting technicians of a higher classification, on all types of work to the extent of the employee’s ability. The employee shall possess a compete knowledge of the rules and procedures governing the types of service work and be able to properly recognize and refer that work which the employee feels incapable of handling satisfactorily. Leading not more than three (3) employees during construction survey, concrete or cement finishing, or repair work, making tie-ins on all distribution system mains, installing gauges, installing and maintaining street regulators and executing leak complaints. The employee shall be able to keep accurate records of new construction and repair work, make new main and service investigations and simple drawings, operate and make minor adjustments and perform servicing operations on trenching or other types of mechanical equipment. The employee shall be able to brace and barricade trenches safely, protecting the public and those employed on the job. The employee shall be capable of making all adjustments on space heating units, making all adjustments on the gas portion of gas-fired air conditioning units, making minor adjustments on industrial equipment and doing all meter manifold work. 

This position requires working outdoors in varying weather conditions and customer service skills.


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

-Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid operators and Group A Commercial Driver’s License (CDLA) 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 odd shifts, 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 requiring upper body forces up to 40 lbs.



-Experience in Natural Gas Operations.

-Knowledge of OSHA regulations, pipeline safety regulations.

-Excavation or construction experience.

-HVAC experience or certification.

-Customer Service Experience.

Nearest Major Market: Northern Michigan