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Production Lead


Mansfield, LA, US

Company:  DTE Gas Enterprises, LLC
Job ID:  4795

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 for all facets of production, including safety and environmental compliance, the safety of personnel, and efficient and effective maintenance of company assets. Assists Manager with planning activities during the design phase and projects and leads all production actions. Takes a proactive approach to production to ensure that all goals and obligations can be met.  Coordinates efforts with the maintenance team to maximize equipment availability and continually improve maintenance and production operations.  Presents a positive and professional image to customers, employees, peers, and the public.

Key Accountabilities

• Oversees production team activities and plant operation.
• Assures that Safety and Environmental is very prominent in the Operations environment through demonstration and enforcement of all Company Safety and Environmental standards. This would include an active role in Safety Meetings.
• Responsible for maintaining operating guidelines and instructions, for sustaining operation of all plant facilities.
• Assists in the preparation of detailed efficiency studies and analyzes operations to conceptualize needs and determine requirements for the operations sustainability and improvements.
• Coordinates with the Production Manager to provide input and assistance during the planning, design, construction and start-up phases of new facilities.
• Assists Production Manager with the preparation of annual operations budget, as well as periodic updates and forecasts.
• Coordinates with Production Manager in support of preventative maintenance plan for all facility equipment.
• Maintains professional and high-level contact with customers, vendors and management.
• Assures compliance with all associated regulations (MSHA, OSHA, etc.) which include documentation and reporting for each regulation.
• Responsible for understanding and complying with contractual obligations to ensure that requirements are met.
• Consolidates data and prepares weekly and monthly activity reports as requested.
• Responsible for assisting with administration of the personnel management functions of subordinate staff, to include recruitment, orientation, training, evaluation, scheduling, disciplinary actions and termination.
• Will be on On-Call 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Coverage of the Operations Manager duties shall be delegated when out of the area for business or personal reasons.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, subordinates (if any) and company officers and managers, clients, vendors, and suppliers.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required.
• Performs special projects and job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Three years of job related experience
Other Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health Sciences or equivalent science degree
• Knowledge and experience in HAZMAT, NFPA 70E, Industrial Hygiene, and CRP-First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens are preferred.
• Experience as a safety training instructor

Other Requirements: 
• Must have advanced knowledge and skill using computers. Including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer and Outlook. 
• Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable under the Company’s vehicle insurance policy.
• Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in written format.
• Ability to read and understand technical materials.
• Ability to make presentations to large audiences.
• Ability to prepare detailed reports, including the ability to assemble information in computer programs.
• Ability to, define problems, collect information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
• Ability to schedule, organize, and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.

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.
• Lifting a minimum of 20 lbs. may be required.
• Position involves periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, climbing of ladders, long periods of sitting and sometimes walking in gentle rugged terrain.
• Must have adequate hearing and speech to communicate effectively with co-workers and others by telephone, two-way radio, and in-person.
• Work requires the use of computers with exposure to video display terminals, the need to work in front of a computer terminal for extended periods of time and some repetitive motion associated with data entry and the use of a computer mouse.

Working Conditions
• The noise level in the office environment is quiet to moderate.
• The noise level in the facility is moderate to loud and proper hearing protection will be required in designated areas.
• Personal protective equipment must be worn for a majority of work duties. 
• Work is performed in both an office and field setting with exposure to environmental stress, and frequent interruptions.
• Work schedule is a normal five-day work week, with evening and weekend work as required to meet facility and project needs.
• Work involves being On-Call 24 hours per day and 7 days a week.
• Work may involve driving Company vehicles.
• Must be able to remain calm and focused during emergency situations.
• Frequently be exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.

Additional Information

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.