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CAD Operator - Mechanical


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Gas Company
Job ID:  9696

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: Not Applicable

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.


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


  • Mechanical and/or Electrical CAD experience
  • 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.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that 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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit