Operation & Maintenance Tech


Franklin, LA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  13160

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.

Job Summary

Location: Franklin, LA

This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all power plant equipment and assist with maintenance tasks assigned.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure that the powerhouse assets are operated in a safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible manner
  • Participate in company safety programs and policies to promote a safe and healthy work environment 
  • Performs inspections, water analysis, and troubleshooting, to optimized plant performance 
  • Monitoring of operating parameters and recording operating data, including production efficiencies, electrical usage, pressures, temperatures, vibration indications, alarms and other pertinent information related to the safe operation of the power plant equipment  
  • O&M Technicians will be required to promptly notify the Plant Manager/Assistant Plant Manager of any unusual, abnormal, or potentially unsafe operating conditions and take appropriate action to mitigate any potentially unsafe condition or condition that if otherwise not corrected could result in out of specification system production  
  • Performs scheduled and un-scheduled plant maintenance to optimize plant availability and improve cost effectiveness 
  • Operation and routine maintenance associated with water treatment equipment. These activities will include the routine monitoring of water quality and the performance of routine maintenance of water treatment equipment  
  • The de-energization (lock-out/tag-out) of all equipment within the scope of responsibility pertaining to the power plant assets that is required to allow the safe performance of maintenance on such equipment 
  • Perform routine (planned maintenance) on all power plant equipment, including predictive, preventive, and minor corrective maintenance. Will also be required to assist contractors with work that is beyond the capability of the Operations & Maintenance Tech, including tasks such as gas turbine, steam turbine maintenance etc.     
  • The recording and documenting of all maintenance activities that are performed on power plant equipment. This includes utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to electronically document information and historical data   
  • Perform troubleshooting and correcting problems related to the proper monitoring, control, and operation of power plant equipment  
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area ensuring that the area is left in an unobstructed and safe condition following the completion of maintenance / repair tasks 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Four years’ experience in power plant operations

Other Qualifications


  • Technical training and demonstrated ability to perform successfully in similar work environments

Other Requirements:  

  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English and perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Works (8-Hour) days Monday-Friday unless needed for (12-Hour) Operator shift coverage    
  • Must be available for call outs, scheduled overtime, weekend, and holiday work

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

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. In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is required to: 

  • Stand or walk and sit. Frequently the employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or occasionally, crawl 
  • Talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and constantly reach with hands and arms
  • 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally 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.

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.

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