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Field Controls Technician I


Grand Cane, LA, US

Company:  DTE Gas Enterprises, LLC
Job ID:  4583

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 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 multiple 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

Job Summary

Provides support to the operational unit by facilitating safe approaches associated with installation, repair and maintenance tasks relative to all types of control, measurement, instrumentation and electrical components.

Key Accountabilities
  • Implements safe work practices and a proactive safety culture while ensuring safety for the employee, the public, and the environment at all times
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and record keeping requirements are met and continually monitored including but not limited to regulations of the Department of Transportation, Railroad Commission, and Operator Qualification Plans    
  • Installs, repairs and maintains the following:
  • Dehydration and compressor station controls
  • Electronic flow meters (orifice and ultra-sonic measurement) and relative equipment
  • Pressure, flow and temperature indicating equipment
  • Compressor building safety equipment (fire and gas sensing equipment)
  • Programmable logic computers 
  • Gas chromatograph and moisture analyzing equipment
  • Remote valve controls and logic
  • Gas odorizing equipment
  • Uninterruptible power-supply systems
  • Satellite and cellular communications and networking
  • Emergency generator controls
  • Cathodic protection rectifier operations
  • Heat trace systems
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Six months of relevant experience or equivalent technical education
  • Possesses and maintains a valid driver’s license
Other Qualifications


  • Associate’s degree
  • Technical education


Other Requirements: 

  • Displays mechanical aptitude
  • Obtains all beginning OQ tasks within 6 months
  • Possesses Emergency Response base level understanding
  • Displays high integrity and self-motivation 
  • Maintains excellent vehicle driving record
  • Possesses basic computer skills
  • Displays good communication, problem solving and physical perceptive skills
  • Ability to work and perform without close supervision 
  • Acts as team player


Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands characterized in the attached essential and marginal job functions 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.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • The employee is required to reach with hands and arms above his head as well as stoop and kneel to reach items below his normal reach
  • The employee is frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use sense of smell
  • Performs minor maintenance as necessary with medium to heavy lifting requirements
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Requires on the spot decision making in stressful situations


Working Conditions:

  • Works unsupervised in field operations and works alone 90% of the time 
  • Works in all types of weather
  • Available 24 hours per day for on-call and emergency situations
  • Ability to remain calm and focused during emergency situations
  • Requires excellent driving skills and driving record
  • Frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts
  • Works in high, precarious places
  • Works near toxic or caustic chemicals
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration
  • The noise level in the work environment may be above 90 decibels (dB) 
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.



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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