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Assistant Shift Supervisor (FGD - Monroe PP)


Monroe, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  11529

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:

On-Site Role: Must be available to work on-site at this assigned work location.

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

  • Primary supervisory responsible for the operating shifts. In the absence of the Shift Supervisor, commands full authority over all shift operations, maintenance activities, fuel supply and ash unloading systems, site security, and the implementation of all generating facility controls in normal and abnormal situations. Assists the Shift Supervisor in providing the leadership to oversee plant equipment and/or systems, assigns work priorities, identifies, and solves problems and assures adherence to all environmental regulations legal requirements and Energy Supply directives. Span of control: Approximately 5 jobs and 10 full-time employees (direct and second-level).

Key Accountabilities

  • Directs plant activities to provide maximum electrical output at minimum cost in accordance with plant procedures and power plant orders. Provides comprehensive supervisory oversight for all plant activities to assure safe and prudent operation under all conditions.
  • Administers and is responsible for compliance to the Personnel Protection Procedures PPO77 in the absence of the Shift Supervisor to all work performed on power plant equipment.
  • Provides input to operational decisions based on sound judgment and cultivated analytical skills, utilizing appropriate safety and regulatory considerations that balance the use of proven and unproven operating practices and procedures to minimize risk. The Assistant Shift Supervisor provides input to crucial decisions that affect the safe operation of plant equipment and optimizes the use of generating assets, while ensuring that generation availability is not compromised.
  • Implements practices that motivate and instill in operating personnel the highest standards of performance, attention to detail and regulatory compliance. Supervises the implementation of the Job Instructional training program at the plant, and facilitates the skill development of the Unit Operators.
  • Acts as the Plant Emergency Coordinator, Incident Commander and Fire Brigade Commander in the absence of the Shift Supervisor. Responds to inquiries by State and Federal Regulatory authorities for information regarding safety and environmental issues. Acts as the primary first aid responder first aid, CPR, defibrillator, biohazard control etc. in the absence of the Shift Supervisor and plant nurse.
  • Manages costs within an approved budget and continually strives for greater effectiveness. Seeks innovative methods to reduce cost and eliminate inefficiencies in plant operation.
  • Identifies problems and provides input for solutions through examining and analyzing information in accordance with existing principles and practices. In the absence of the Shift Supervisor, makes the final decision with primary control over the results.
  • Remains proficient in the changing operating characteristics of the plant. Must be able to make sound decisions and take corrective actions that further the continuous improvement effort, while maintaining the safety and capability of the plant and its workforce.
  • Utilizes both oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively both within and outside the company and with federal and state government regulating agencies.
  • Performs all aspects of administration, development, training, staffing and work direction for the operating shift. The Assistant Shift Supervisor must be knowledgeable of and maintain consistency in administering the collective bargaining agreement and in applying positive discipline.
  • Performs additional job responsibilities as may be required.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or higher education or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years experience as a Unit Operator or 10 years power plant operating experience.

Other Qualifications


  • FGD (Flue Gas Desulfurization) equipment and system experience


Other Requirements:

  • Must be a fully qualified QEW (Qualified Electric Worker).
  • Must obtain and maintain an Incident Commander Certificate and be qualified to perform 1st Aid/CPR within 18 months after entering the job classification and maintain annual recertification.
  • Must have expert level knowledge of the Protective Tagging System (PPO 77) and Protection Leader Certification.  This includes the ability to interpret, instruct and perform total administrative responsibilities pertaining to the Orders.
  • Must be able to effectively manage change and develop consensus among divergent viewpoints.
  • Must have the interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with inside and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Requires an expert knowledge of all the plant and fuel supply equipment and systems, equipment performance, testing, risk management and outage management.
  • This job requires extensive computer skills and knowledge of the control systems.
  • Needs to have a working knowledge of administrative policies and procedures, Contract Administration policy, computer software programs and corporate applications (e.g., Maximo, Unit Capacity Framework (UCF), Energy Management System (EMS), etc.).
  • Working knowledge of electrical equipment, measuring devices, mechanical equipment, non-precision tools and instruments, and power plant maintenance.
  • Advanced knowledge of blueprints, drawings schematics and all electrical systems up to and including 345KV.

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.