IC&E Technician


Bakersfield, CA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  12713

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. The pay range for this position is $40.99  -  $45.33.


Job Summary

Location: Bakersfield, CA

The person holding this position is responsible for installing, maintaining, testing, and troubleshooting instrumentation, controls, and electrical/electronic system at a power plant. This is a “journeymen” level position with a high degree of knowledge of instrumentation, controls, low, medium, and high voltage switchgear, transformers, generators, protective relays, and motor control centers. This person will assist the Operations and Maintenance Manager and advise O&M Technicians and Shift Supervisors on instruments, controls, and electrical equipment.

Key Accountabilities

*Calibrates tests, maintains, troubleshoots, and installs all power plant instrumentation, control systems and electrical equipment
*Performs maintenance on motor control centers, motor operated valves, generators, excitation equipment and motors
*Performs preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance on equipment, coordinating work with various team members
*Designs and installs new equipment and/or system modifications
*Troubleshoots and performs maintenance on DC backup power equipment, process controls, programmable logic controls (PLC) and emission monitoring equipment
*Uses maintenance reporting system to record time and material use, problem identified and corrected, and further action required; provides complete history of maintenance on equipment
*Schedule, coordinate, work with and monitors contractors on specific tasks as required 
*Follows safe working practices at all times
*Identifies safety hazards and recommends solutions
*Follows environmental compliance work practices
*Identifies environmental non-compliance problems and assist in implementing solutions
*Assists other team members and work with all departments to support generating station in achieving their performance goals
*Trains other team members in the areas of instrumentation, control, and electrical systems
*Performs housekeeping assignments as directed
*Conduct equipment and system tagging according to company and plant rules and regulations
*Perform equipment safety inspections as required and record results as appropriate
*Participate in small construction projects. Read and interpret drawings, sketches, prints and specifications as required
*Orders parts as needed to affect maintenance and repair
*Performs Operations tasks on an as-needed basis and other tasks as assigned
*Available within a reasonable response time for emergency call-ins and overtime plus provide acceptable off-hour contact

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent and four years' experience as an I&C Technician and Electrical Technician in a power plant environment 
  • Strong electrical background to include voltages up to 15 KV

Other Qualifications

Other Requirements:  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical equipment, electronics, schematics, basics of chemistry and physics, and controls and instrumentation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices associated with a power plant environment
  • Demonstrated ability to calibrate I&C systems and equipment, including analytic equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to configure and operate various test instruments and equipment as necessary to troubleshoot and repair plant equipment including, but not limited to; distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, motor control centers, transformers, generators, and continuous emissions monitor (CEM) systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in a team environment
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
  • Ability to coordinate work activities with other team members on technical subjects across job families
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts as required

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

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 climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste and smell
  • Frequently the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to talk or hear
  • The employee in this classification will be required to occasionally lift objects of up to 50 pounds in weight. The employee will be required to frequently lift objects up to 10 pounds in weight and carry up to 35 pounds occasionally. In addition, the employee will push or pull up to 70 pounds in weight occasionally
  • Vision requirements for this position include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision along with depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

The employee performs job duties in a power plant environment. In the course of working at the plant site, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and routinely works near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud at the plant site.

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: Bakersfield