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O & M Technician II


Bakersfield, CA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  4121

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 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.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth.  We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally. 

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

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple 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

Job Summary

Location: Mt. Poso Cogeneration Company, LLC, Bakersfield, California


The primary responsibility is to provide fuel to the boiler; as well as being responsible for all of the equipment, fuel and machinery. Work is performed under direct supervision with results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies and procedures.   This position reports directly to the Shift Supervisor, but will also take daily direction from the Fuel Yard Coordinator.

Key Accountabilities


  • Operates fuel conveyors and receiving hoppers.
  • Operates scale house and unloads trucks.
  • Operates the fuel reclaimer during pile swaps and monitor it during normal operation.
  • Services fuel yard equipment daily before shift change and completes shift logs
  • Inspects conveyer systems daily
  • Works on PM’s in yard
  • Assists O&M Tech III and IV as necessary
  • Daily Quality Control
  • Take pile temperatures
  • Complies with all site safety requirements and procedures
  • Identifies safety hazards and takes corrective actions as necessary
  • Communicate well with other company personnel
  • Responds to abnormal and emergency operating situations in a safe and reasonable manner
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

A high school diploma or GED is required. 

Training on mobile heavy equipment, loaders, trucks and welding, experience in maintenance is preferred

Other Qualifications


  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
  • Ability to read and write effectively in English and do basic mathematics.
  • Background in operating loaders; maintenance; past experience doing shift work.
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and related technology efficiently.
  • Knowledge of plant safety, policies and procedures, especially in areas such as chemical handling, high-energy systems, confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, first aid, rotating machinery, and heavy equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, management and the general public.
  • Ability to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime and respond to call-ins when contacted.
Additional Information

Physical Requirements:

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 occasionally required to: taste and smell. Frequently, the employee is required to stand. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.

The employee in this classification will be required to occasionally lift objects of up to 100 pounds in weight.  It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight.

Vision requirements for this position include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, along with depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

The employee performs job duties in a field office or manufacturing site, with a very loud noise level.



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.