Nuclear Outage Specialist


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  12600

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: Not Applicable

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

    Advanced level role focused on Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Outage Scheduling and Outage Work Management activities. Coordinates operations, maintenance, engineering and construction activities and establishes site work priorities for outages. Provides outage scheduling support and designs outage support plans for site activities. Monitors progress of work, identifies problems, and revises plans and schedules as necessary to ensure safe and efficient execution. Creates outage plans that drive improvement through the organization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assists leader in the day-to-day process operations and ensures the organization complies with outage and work management procedures and practices.
  • Publishes reports, critiques, and monitors completion of action items and lessons learned.
  • Develops and implements new concepts for process improvement.
  • Develops and maintains long range refuel outage plans for Fermi
  • Serves as project manager on special assignments, as necessary.
  • Acts as a backup when management is out to supervise personnel and/or activities during outage and online times to meet established milestones and objectives in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in related technical field and 4 years of power plant experience OR, Associate of Science degree in related technical field with 6 years of power plant experience OR, High school diploma or equivalent with 8 years of related power plant experience.
  • Experience above must have a minimum of 3 years of experience related to planning, scheduling or outage/work management.

Other Qualifications


  • Experience with BWR outage scheduling
  • Experience in Operations, Maintenance or Outage Management


Other Requirements

  • Must be able to pass all phases of in-processing including background investigation, psychological screening, appropriate training and be medically certifiable (drug and alcohol screen).
  • Must be able to manage multiple work activities, which will include numerous urgent (time critical) tasks of varying priority.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of the Fermi 2 organization, administrative procedures and a functional knowledge of the Fermi 2 plant.
  • Competencies: Communication, Cost Consciousness, Dependability, Meeting Management, Planning, Project Management, Teamwork, Ethics, Decision Making, Problem Solving.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit