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Radioactive/Hazardous Materials Shipping Specialist


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  8797

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

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

    Apply technical knowledge of Radiation Protection/Chemistry Program to monitor performance, anticipate problems, analyze issues, develop and recommend solutions. Propose ideas for improvements that will assure program regulatory compliance, the achievement of defined performance measures, and the safe and reliable operation, maintenance, and refueling of the nuclear power plan (involving customer service and support of over 1000 normally, to as many as 2000 personnel during an outage).

Key Accountabilities

  • Investigate technical problems, evaluate data collected, determine causes, and recommended solutions.
  • Provide technical consulting within discipline, conferring/ collaborating with employees, supervision, and management and/or by serving on committees, task forces or solution teams.
  • Research, gather data, and compile and assemble special reports/self-assessments, working within the constraints for confidentiality and safeguarding of information.
  • Compare the quality and implementation of technical programs to industry best practices and lessons learned, and formulate recommendations for continuous improvements.
  • Develop ideas and materials that improve existing work methods, services, or outcomes, and promote the accomplishment of ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable), error-free, quality and environmentally compliant results.
  • Maintain technical expertise through training, self-study, and professional development activities.
  • Maintain cognizance of nuclear industry standards and practices.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Science with 3 plus years of experience in the Nuclear Power Industry or discipline specific experience
  • OR Associate's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Science with 5 plus years of experience in the Nuclear Power Industry or discipline specific experience
  • OR 7 plus years of Nuclear Power Industry or discipline specific experience with high school diploma or equivalent

Other Qualifications


  • Training and/or education in Radiation Protection/Health Physics/Environmental Health/Chemistry discipline, cause analysis/problem solving, human performance techniques, self-assessment, and continuous improvement


Other Requirements

  • Capable of working independently with work flow involving movement between some tasks; cognizant of organizational structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles, and values; approach others tactfully and considerately; Work well in groups; able to identify and solve problems and barriers to process or performance improvements.
  • Responds to requests for consultation and assistance; capable of project management and coordination.
  • Knowledgeable of nuclear power plant operations and computerized applications and software programs

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