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Nuclear Outage Specialist


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  6747

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: Not Applicable


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.

Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit