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Supervisor - Field Underground


Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  11507

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required:

On-Site Role: Must be available to work on-site at this assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Job Summary

    Leads team of design and/or field personnel engaged in the design, construction, maintenance, emergency repair, and/or operation of overhead and underground lines, substations/stations or steam equipment. Implements and drives changes necessary to ensure continuous improvement within the Processes and leads a single focused team or grouping of teams to meet the specific objectives of the Processes. THIS JOB WILL COMPLY WITH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION (DOT) DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING

Key Accountabilities

  • Supervises underground field personnelin their day-to-day activities. Additionally, may be reuired to supervise substation employees, overhead crews and Planners in the design, construction, maintenance, emergency repair and/or operation of overhead and underground, substation/station or steam equipment.
  • Meets or improves performance goals, measures, and targets in support of the Processes. Manages all aspects of work assigned so as to complete a quality job, on time, and within budget.
  • Assures and maintains personnel's adherence to work practices and procedures, safety rules and regulations, and Union/Management agreements.
  • Develops and maintains an employee environment that embraces the Core Values and encourages responsiveness to a changing business environment, emphasizes the importance of employee safety, and employee development.
  • Represents the Company in daily contacts with customers, developers, municipal and governmental officials, and other utilities.
  • Promotes teamwork through coaching, training, and consistent administration of union contracts.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business or a technical discipline and two years experience in the construction, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of underground circuitry as a cable splicer; OR
  • Associate's degree in business or a technical discipline and four years experience in the construction, maintenance, operations and troubleshooting of underground circuitry as a cable splicer; OR
  • High School diploma or equivalent and six years experience in the construction, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of underground circuitry as a cable splicer or ten years experience dealing with underground systems.
  • Satisfactorily completed a Basic Electricity Course.

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others.
  • Proficient verbal, nonverbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to develop develop goals, measures, and targets in support of organization, process, and corporate objectives, and to make recommendations and implement solutions.
  • Must become Red Tag Qualified within six months of selection.
  • Availability to work shifts and extended periods of overtime
  • Knowledge of the Company's software programs, such as OAS, WMS, etc Must meet Company driving standards.
  • Must possess, or obtain prior to start date, a Group "A" Commercial Driver's License with air brake endorsement or a Classified Endorsement Temporary Instruction Permit to operate a Group "A" vehicle with air brakes.
  • Drivers with the Classified Endorsement Temporary Instruction Permit must obtain a Group "A" Commercial Driver's License as soon as certified by Employee Training.
  • Canadian citizens must obtain an Ontario Class "A" License with a "Z" endorsement for air brakes.
  • Working knowledge of EEO, safety, Company / Union / Management Partnership, employee development programs.
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to administer the Union/Management labor agreements.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that 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.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit