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Maintenance Journeyman- Boilermaker (Belle River PP)


China Twp, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  1504

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.

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.



External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Team Member Pre-Hire Assessment
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Job Summary

    This classification consists of Millwrights, Boilermakers, or Electricians. Personnel are expected to perform in the capacity of a journeyman is one of the three trades. Under Indirect and Intermittent supervision, they will perform work which will require experience, classroom training and on the job training, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, modifying all power plant equipment, including but not limited to turbines, generators, steam generations, related equipment and systems, buildings and properties. To perform this work they will use a wide variety of test equipment, hand and power tools, precision tools and new technology. These personnel are expected to be fully qualified in the capacity of a primary skilled journeyman in at least one discipline of the three trades, Millwright, Boilermaker, or Electrician.

Key Accountabilities

  • Millwright Typical Duties: Overhauls inspects, installs, repairs, tests, aligns or modifies; turbines and associated valves and piping, rotating equipment pumps, piping systems, safety valves, boiler tube repair, fans, all related coal and ash processing and delivery systems, compressors, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, lubrication systems, conveyor systems and all other related power plant equipment. May perform minor maintenance on piping systems (<3, <500 F). Will work within close tolerances, as necessary, when fabricating or modifying parts or tools. Boilermaker Typical Duties: Fabricates, lays out, bends, installs, removes, troubleshoots and repairs piping systems that involve butt welded connections, socket welded connections and screwed connections. Overhauls, inspects, repairs, installs, tests or modifies, valves, boiler tubing and repair, structural steel, stacks, chutes, wear plates, hoppers, coal and ash cars, ducts, girders, beams and all other related power plant equipment. Inspects, erects and disassembles all scaffolding and work platforms above 3 sections high. Inspects, modifies, erects and disassembles all suspended work platforms and scaffolds or platforms in locations in which it is difficult to assemble, or access. Rebuilds, repairs, modifies and/or fabricates plant equipment; for example, piping or tubing, aluminum, cast aluminum, white metal, stainless steel and various alloys. Electrician Typical Duties: Installs, modifies, adjusts, locates, troubleshoots faults or failures, and repairs electrical systems in the power plant such as: generators, motors, precipitator controls, Interlock systems, switchgear, breakers and busses, etc. Rebuilds, installs, Inspects, adjusts, repairs, tests and or modifies circuit breakers, relays, AC-DC generators, motors, transmission and distribution busses, power and control wiring, conduit, Ignition systems, exciters, transformers, controllers, sensors, timing devices, disconnects, general lighting and communications systems, etc. Inspects, adjusts, repairs, removes and Installs different types of valve, gate and damper actuators, Including performing diagnostic testing and analysis. Uses and maintains a variety of lest equipment and tools, such as: - Electrical test equipment; PCs, oscilloscopes, volt meters, ammeters, meggers, frequency controllers, etc. - New technology as necessary and available Common Duties and Responsibilities:
  • For repairing and troubleshooting, interprets blueprints, engineering instructions, drawings, diagrams, schematics, computerized information systems, vendor graphs and mathematics.
  • Fills out reports on Inspections and repairs made to plant systems or equipment.
  • Under PPO-77, performs as a protection leader and or job leader.
  • Operates and inspects aerial work platforms, boom trucks, stake trucks, forklifts, and other company vehicles as required/ licensed.
  • Uses oxi-acetylene torches/equipment
  • Responsible for building, dismantling and inspections of scaffolding or. work platforms, up to 3 sections high, in accordance with safety standards.
  • Assist other department or vendors representatives with the repair of plant equipment.
  • Assists in the training of other trade personnel.
  • Provides technical review of related procedures work documents.
  • Responsible for work in accordance with policies, practices and Power Plant Orders to maintain equipment technical specifications. Provides corrective recommendations to plant supervision.
  • Uses computer systems and other various applications to research parts, work history, component information and company information.
  • Installs, removes, inspects, adjusts, repairs system piping hangers and snobbery.
  • Meets basic rigging requirements
  • Directs and assists other tradesmen as needed.


- Must have a High School Diploma or GED.  Must have completed a Company recognized apprenticeship in the MJ Boilermaker trade. Candidates must submit an application and proof of Journeyperson status to be considered. Journeyperson proof is in the form of either a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship from a recognized Apprentice Program.

-OR -

- Must have a High School Diploma or GED and letters from employers which verify eight years or more hands-on experience in the MJ Boilermaker classification.  Journeyperson letters must be on company letterhead, dated, signed by human resources, list classification, dates served in the classification and what candidates did in the capacity.

- Must be able to train other maintenance personnel to perform in the lower skill levels of work.

- Must work shifts as assigned.

- Must obtain an evaluation of "Recommend" score on the Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS).  A PRACTICE TEST CAN BE FOUND ON THE DTE WEBSITE @WWW.DTEENERGY.COM. CLICK ON CAREERS LINK; CLICK ON HIRING PROCESS; CLICK ON SKILLS TESTING.

- Satisfactory physical examination.

- Must have a valid drivers license and meet Company driving standards.

- Must successfully complete an 8-10 week training course at the Training and Development Center which will be your assigned location throughout the training period.

-Skills demonstration may be required for those outside of the 223 Power Generations Bargaining Unit.