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Lead Operations & Maintenance Technician

Location: 

Berkeley, CA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  4654

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.
 

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 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.

 

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Lead Operations and Maintenance Technician

 

LOCATION: DTE ES Operations, LLC, Berkeley, CA

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

The person holding this position is responsible during his/her shift for all personnel and equipment involved in the safe and efficient production of steam and electricity. He or she leads in the coordination, monitoring and controlling all on-shift operations.   As the senior individual on duty, he or she has the responsibility and authority to take whatever action may be necessary to protect people, environment and equipment.

 

Assets include (1) GE LM 2500 Combustion Turbine rated at 26 MW, (1) Terry Steam Turbine rated at 5 MW, (1) Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) operating at 165,000 lbs/hr at 600 PSI, (3) Steam Boilers rated at 100,000 lbs/hr operating at 125 PSI, (4) Reverse Osmosis Units for water quality, (2) Reciprocating Gas Compressors rated at 4,500 SCFM at 420 PSIG (3) Rotary Screw Air Compressors (2) rated at 166 CFM and (1) rated at 215 CFM use for Control Air within the plant, and Medium and Low Voltage Electrical Distribution Systems.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The essential functions of the position include:

  • Ensures that all site safety and environmental requirements and procedures are followed and takes corrective actions as necessary.
  • Plan, direct and perform housekeeping duties. Ensures housekeeping standards are maintained or initiates corrective action, as required.
  • Oversees all station operations, including startup, shutdown, inspection, routine chemical testing, all switching and tagging, equipment trouble-shooting,  reviews operating and related procedures.
  • Assists the Plant Manager and/or Assistant Plant Manager in maintaining administrative documents, generating reports and initiates action to replenish consumables.
  • Provides feedback to the Plant Manager and/or Assistant Plant Manager regarding the technical and administrative conduct of shift operations.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the planned daily operations schedule.
  • Assists in the orientation, training, development of O&M Technicians to assure high work quality.
  • Assists the Plant Manager and/or Assistant Plant Manager in the planning of routine preventive and predictive maintenance on all systems and equipment.  Supports corrective maintenance efforts on selected equipment.
  • Communicates with other company personnel on-site and at other locations. Represents the company in dealing with the public, steam and power customers, vendors, contractors, regulators, and other non-company personnel.
  • Maximizes plant efficiency and shareholder value without compromising personnel and equipment safety, environmental compliance or the long-term commercial viability of the facility.
  • Available for scheduled and unscheduled shift coverage, performs tasks that require physical exertion and is expected to respond to off-hour call-ins when contacted by phone or company furnished pager or cell phone.
  • Establishes and maintains high personal and professional standards of safety and environmental conscientiousness and compliance.
  • Supports all departments and performs other duties necessary to fulfill plant requirements.
  • AND additional duties and responsibilities as assigned from time to time. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Required qualifications include:

  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English and perform mathematical calculations. High school or vocational school diploma preferred. Technical training and demonstrated ability to perform successfully in similar work environments preferred.
  • Five (5) years of power plant experience in operations and maintenance, including experience as a qualified O&M Technician.
  • Knowledge of power plant safety policies and procedures, especially in the areas of high-energy systems, chemical handling, heavy equipment, rotating machinery, confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, and first aid.
  • Basic knowledge of or ability to understand fundamental principles related to physics, mathematics, AC and DC electrical theory, chemistry, water treatment process, thermal dynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow.
  • Knowledge of and experience in at least four (4) of the following skill areas: pipefitting, welding, machining, rigging, rotating machine repair, fabrication, machine alignment, piping schematics, mechanical drawings, electrical theory, electrical safety, vibration analysis, electrical test equipment, basic electrical trouble-shooting, and high- and low-voltage systems, equipment and components.
  • Demonstrated knowledge regarding operation of valves, switches, controls, keyboards and other devices associated with power plants.
  • Working knowledge of maintenance management systems.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply technical information, including mechanical and electrical drawings (such as blueprints, P&IDs, single-line diagrams and schematics) to problem-solving situations and trouble-shooting.
  • Ability to locate, trouble-shoot, and adjust defects in mechanical equipment and/or maintain, install, modify and trouble-shoot plant electrical systems and equipment without "tripping" equipment (with supervision, if necessary).
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate work on technical subjects with others across job families and with outside vendors.
  • Operating and maintenance experience with various analytical and test equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and prior hands-on operational experience relating to instrumentation and control systems used in modern power stations, including burner management, combustion control, boiler controls, turbine controls, machine condition monitoring and continuous emissions monitoring (CEMS).
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and prior hands-on operational experience relating to electrical systems used in modern power stations, including 13.8KV switchgear and motors, 4160-volt switchgear and motors, 480-volt motors and control centers, transformers, batteries, inverters and chargers, main generator and excitation equipment.
  • Outstanding skill in leadership and interpersonal relationships.
  • AND other required qualifications as may be assigned from time to time.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

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.

To properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or walk and sit. Frequently, the employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or occasionally, crawl. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and constantly reach with hands and arms.

The employee in this classification will be required to lift objects of up to 50 pounds in weight. Carry objects of up to 35 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to push or pull objects 70 pounds in weight.

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

The employee in this classification may be routinely required to: work at heights and wear fall protection equipment; may be required to wear respiratory protective or escape/rescue equipment; may be required to wear electrical protective equipment to prevent Arc Flash hazards; and may be required to wear hearing protection and other PPE equipment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionaly exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme heat and cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes,airborne particles and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland