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Field Technician 1 - 4 (T2) - Muskegon


Muskegon, MI, US

Company:  DTE Gas Company
Job ID:  2825

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.

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.



External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Team Member
Testing Required:
Field Battery Testing

Location: Muskegon Service Station

Bidding Restriction: Per CBA



Job Summary



Employees with bidding restrictions on their current position should not apply.  Supervisors are responsible for notifying the Staffing Specialist if an employee is restricted from bidding on open positions.

Key Accountabilities

Field Technician shall be required to perform the duties of both a Distribution Technician and a Service Technician as required to train new employees as assigned. Employee shall be able to perform the following described duties: lead up to five (5) including designated lead employee and direct the activities of employees of a lower and equal classification; inspection of contractor work; adjusting, repairing and converting all commercial and industrial equipment; starting, adjusting, repairing and converting all space heating and air conditioning equipment; finishing cement and asphalt; constructing and installing vaults; pipe locating in any area; lead a crew altering, rebuilding and installing all meter manifolds; inspection and maintenance of rotary meters; setting, changing, turning on, turning off, and removing all commercial and industrial meters; operating and maintaining equipment in the Field Operations machine shop or blacksmith shops; lead a crew making gas main tie-ins of any pressure; investigation of services and distribution grid system main extension; investigating customer charge orders and changing position of meters; investigation of construction work of others to make recommendations to prevent interference with gas facilities; changing district and station regulator charts; operate all construction and maintenance vehicles and equipment; acetylene, arc and microwire welding joints and fittings on any size steel main designed to operate at 60 P.S.I.G. or less and miscellaneous welding including air conditioning; lead a prospecting crew in all areas; make neat and accurate sketches and records pertinent to all work performed; work on Residential Elevated Pressure accounts which includes setting meters and establishing gas for residential customers not to exceed two (2) meters per address (i.e., duplexes) and not to exceed two (2) P.S.I.G.; temporarily replace an employee of higher classification during his or her absence; perform all duties prescribed for the Field Operations Operator classification (see below); and possess a thorough knowledge of established Company standards and policies and a good record in customer relations. Perform the following duties relating to AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) – Installations and maintenance. This will include installations which also specifically require meter changes and the interruption of gas service for appropriately qualified employees.

In Field Operation Operator classification an employee shall be able to perform the following described duties: cutting, threading and connecting gas piping and tubing incidental to the installation or relocation of all domestic appliances and meters; starting and adjusting all domestic appliances, including residential space heating; re-lighting of all domestic appliances including space heat; install all thermocouple leads; execution of all leak orders; changing, turning on and off, setting and removing all residential meters including space heating meters; driving all work vehicles; possess a thorough knowledge of the rules and procedures of the Field Operations Division and a good record in customer relations. Also, an employee shall be able to perform the following described duties under the leadership of an employee of a higher classification: excavating, bracing and backfilling; fitting and mechanical work; use of gas leak detectors and other work incidental to prospecting and leak surveys. 

This position requires working outdoors in varying weather conditions and customer service skills.


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements


-High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

-Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record (eight points or less)

-Successful candidate(s) must pass the DOT Drug Test and DOT Physical, and respirator fit test

-Must pass the required testing

-Must pass the required training

-Successful candidate(s) must complete a Background Check.

-Must successfully pass all pre-employment assessment(s).

-Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid operators and Group A Commercial Driver’s License (CDLA) with Air Brake Endorsement.  If successful candidate(s) does not already possess a valid CDL A, the candidate(s) will be required to obtain a Temporary Permit (TIP) during the pre-hire steps.

-Must be willing and able to accept odd shifts, on-call, emergency assignments    

  and work overtime per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

-  Must be able to be certified to wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

- Must be willing and able to accept shift, on-call, emergency assignments and work overtime per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

-Must be able to lift and move equipment weighing approximately 95lbs


-Must be able to climb in and out of excavation holes.

-Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.

- Must be able to use a variety of hand tools requiring upper body forces up to 40 lbs.



PREFERRED Qualifications:

-Experience in Natural Gas Distribution Operations including the installation, maintenance or repair of underground gas mains and services. Experience in Natural Gas Field Service or Transmission Operations.

-Knowledge of OSHA regulations, pipeline safety regulations and underground construction practices.

-Current Operator Qualifications

-Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) experience or certification.

-Possess current MI CDL A

Nearest Major Market: Muskegon
Nearest Secondary Market: Grand Rapids