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Senior Wind Technician


Mt. Pleasant, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  5602

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 different 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 consecutive 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

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.

Testing Required: Wind Technician Climbing and Lifting Assessment


Job Summary

Responsible for leading preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance on wind turbines and related equipment, including operational duties as directed by leadership. Leads inspections, operations, and repairs involving mechanical, electrical and hydraulic equipment. Documents adverse equipment conditions and malfunctions. Ensures adherence of health and safety procedures. 

Key Accountabilities

  • • Performs inspections, operations and maintenance of wind turbines and balance of plant equipment 
    • Identifies and recognizes when equipment and/or machinery is outside of normal operating limits
    • Maintains records of work performed and ensures precise measurements, a strict order of operations, and all safety procedures are completed
    • Follows company safety procedures to ensure all hazardous energy sources are isolated prior to performing work on equipment (e.g., lockout-tagout (LOTO), etc.)
    • Uses proper communication with coworkers to ensure duties are performed safely and effectively
    • Leads warranty claim investigation and management
    • Responds to call-outs in accordance with pre-specified criteria
    • Understands equipment codes relative to the malfunctions and able to develop proper resolutions
    • Completes all internal requisite training/certification within designated time frames
    • Develops and revises operations and maintenance related procedures.
    • Performs and maintains housekeeping standards and duties
    • Leads routine Preventive and Predictive Maintenance on all wind park systems and equipment
    • Leads Corrective Maintenance efforts on selected equipment when properly trained
    • Assists with coordinating/scheduling tasks, resources and activities to reach pre-specified goals

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

This is a dual-track base requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following two options:


  • High School diploma or GED with six years of relevant wind experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree or Wind Certificate, inclusive of four years of relevant wind experience

Other Qualifications

  • • Advanced knowledge of AC & DC electrical systems 
    • Advanced knowledge of rigging, rotating equipment, shaft alignment, torqueing, mechanical drawings, electrical drawings, condition-based monitoring (CBM) systems, high voltage systems
    • Advanced knowledge of wind turbine software systems and CMMS systems (ie. GE Toolbox and Wind SCADA, Maximo)
    • Experience in Major Component Exchange (MCE)
    • Ability to maintain and repair all mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems of a turbine
    • Ability to climb heights with tools and equipment, including turbine/tower ladders that mayexceed 260 feet
    • Ability to lift items including heavy equipment, parts, and tools that may weigh more than 50 pounds
    • Ability to identify and lead repair activities when a turbine or related equipment performs abnormally
    • Ability to meet attendance requirements
    • Ability to travel to other locations
    • Has valid Driver's License (NON CDL) 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Mount Pleasant