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Combined Cycle Supervisor


China Twp, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  4703

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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Job Summary

Ensures safe, environmentally compliant, reliable, and efficient operation of the Energy Center. Operates site control systems and oversees site personnel. Supervises, trains, and directs the activities of maintenance operators and administers hazardous energy control procedures. Serves as a working supervisor and acts as the Shift Supervisor – Combined Cycle when necessary. Span of control: Leads small team individual contributors.

Key Accountabilities

• Operates plant equipment from the control room, including monitoring plant equipment and responding to plant upset events and emergencies
• Performs duties both inside and outside of the control room, including plant equipment rounds and walk-downs and monitoring, maintaining and operating site equipment
• Maintains proper water chemistry in accordance with established site procedures for all system/site equipment
• Performs predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance work
• Supervises, develops, and executes work plans for employees and contractors, including required tools and equipment, materials and supplies, procedures, checklists, and drawings
• Composes and revises operating procedures and training material for the operation of site equipment and systems. Reviews training materials with the Maintenance Operator and verifies competency. Complete daily paperwork for operation of the facility
• Performs and participates in analysis to identify potential failure modes and implement solutions to prevent recurrence
• Acts as the Site Emergency Coordinator and maintains qualified status to act as the Incident Commander and Incipient Fire Brigade Commander in the absence of the Shift Supervisor Combined Cycle
• Ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory/management functions for a given group(s) within a business unit: planning, organizing, directing the performance of on-going activities and/or special/ad hoc assignments, staffing (employee selections, training, coaching and performance management, time entry), coordinating, reporting and budgeting
• Leads the continuous improvement commitment and efforts for team, including designing processes, establishing quality and quantity standards and metrics, collecting, refining, adapting, and communicating best practices, sharing knowledge, and developing staff in a systematic fashion; uses process design outcomes to solve problems

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

• This is a multi-track base requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following options:
o High school diploma or GED and five years of operating experience in a power plant or industrial environment; OR
o High school diploma or GED and seven years as a fully qualified Instrument Technician, Combustion Turbine Specialist, or Journeyman in an industrial or power plant environmental; OR
o Bachelor’s degree in electrical, chemical, industrial or mechanical engineering and 5 years of relevant power plant or industrial equipment-related experience
• Acceptable score on the Edison Electric Institute - Plant Operator Selection System (EEI POSS) and all pre-hire assessment tests

Other Qualifications

• Fully qualified power plant operator
• Supervisory experience in an industrial setting
• City of Detroit Second Class Stationary Engineers License
• Combined Cycle power plant experience
Other Requirements
• Ability to work a rotational shift, which includes operating shifts on days, nights, holidays, and weekends and a 5th shift for training and maintenance
• Ability to effectively manage change and develop consensus among divergent viewpoints
• Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with team members
• Extensive computer skills and knowledge of the control systems
• Working knowledge of maintenance on electrical equipment, measuring devices, mechanical equipment, non-precision tools/instruments, chemical systems, distributed control systems and other balance of plant energy center equipment
• Advanced knowledge of blueprints/drawings/schematics, and all electrical systems up to and including 345 kV
• Obtain and maintain expert status on energy center control room operations
• Working knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, safety standards and regulations, environmental regulations, administrative procedures and the company/union contract for represented employees
• Obtain and maintain qualifications to perform First Aid/CPR

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. Incumbents will attend DTE’s leadership training shortly after hire.