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CAD Operator


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Gas Company
Job ID:  6695

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.

Testing Required: EEI TECH Test


Job Summary

    Provide quality CAD drafting support for routine to semi-complex projects utilizing Bentley Microstation V8i Select Series 3, as our primary CAD software, along with Bentley Descartes software for raster editing.

Key Accountabilities

  • Utilize company CAD software to create new electronic drawings or edit existing electronic drawing files that may include both vector (linear features) & raster (pixel features, i.e.; scanned legacy engineering drawings, aerial photos, etc.) data types, under the direction of Principal CAD Operator, Designer, or Engineer.
  • Adhere to company filing system, CAD standards and drafting techniques.
  • Must be available to assist with obtaining field measurements for construction projects, within the State of Michigan, as necessary.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Minimum of 2 years CAD experience
  • Mechanical: Minimum of 2 years of mechanical piping experience including familiarity with welded, flanged and threaded process piping assembly and installation.
  • Electrical: Minimum of 1 year of electrical layout experience for electrical (AC & DC) power and control wiring (power distribution, schematic and ladder diagrams, etc)
  • Civil/Cartographic: Minimum of 2 years of Civil/Cartographic drafting experience including accurate layout of parcels of land and easements.

Other Qualifications


  • Microstation software experience
  • AutoCAD experience


Other Requirements

  • General understanding of plan and section views.
  • General understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access software programs.
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license.
  • Must be able to interpret information from existing plans, field sketches and photographs.
  • Must be able to understand the use of reference files within CAD software.
  • Must be able to understand the use of raster images within CAD software.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • General understanding of isometric and schematic drawings.
  • Electrical:
    • Overview of basic electrical drafting knowledge (schematic, ladder, etc)
    • General understanding of industrial electrical systems, including: Hazardous area fittings and installation Conduit routing, assembly and installation.
  • Civil/Cartographic:
    • General understanding of mechanical piping drafting knowledge welded, flanged and threaded process piping assembly and installation, etc)
    • Topographic features (Bench marks, spot elevations and contours).
    • Referencing aerial photography to CAD files (New and historic).
  • General understanding of plan and profile layout of engineering drawings.
  • General understanding of layout techniques for custom mapping projects (North arrow, scale, legend, colors, legible information, etc) Basic understanding of creating maps from ESRI ArcGIS System and databases.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit