Superintendent - Production Maintenance


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  12953

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:

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

Responsible for supporting the nuclear organization by providing expertise in mechanical, electrical, or instrumentation and controls. Assists leadership in managing all maintenance aspects of the Nuclear Maintenance Organization. Continuously strives for "Best in Class" performance by promoting continuous improvement and benchmarking strategies based on best practices of industry standards. Span of control: Supervises first line supervisors and represented employees.

Key Accountabilities

  • Administers the functions of the Union Agreement and enforces Corporate and business unit policies for the Maintenance section, including any disciplinary actions
  • Assists the Manager with all aspects of maintenance activities and ensures efficient, safe and reliable plant operation as required by the unit's operating license
  • Develops programs and practices that instill the highest standards of performance and attention to detail in employees
  • Maintains accredited training program in compliance with the National Academy of Nuclear Training guidelines and ensures workforce is properly trained as required
  • Maintains technical expertise through training, benchmarking and self-assessments
  • Manages costs within approved budget and continuously strives for additional effectiveness and methods to control costs and reduce budget on an annual basis
  • Promotes and strictly enforces procedure adherence and personnel and public safety

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Three years of supervisory experience or experience leading and managing others
  • Discipline Based Qualifications:
    • Superintendent, Production Maintenance (Electrical and Mechanical):
      • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
      • Four years of experience in the craft or discipline supervised
    • Superintendent, Production Maintenance (I&C):
      • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
      • Five years of experience in instrumentation and control, inclusive of 6 months in nuclear instrumentation and control. Of the five years of experience in instrumentation and control, a minimum of 2 years and maximum of 4 years may be fulfilled by related technical or academic training
    • Superintendent, Production Maintenance (Turbine or Valve):
      • High School Diploma or GED
      • Four years of experience in mechanical, electrical or instrumentation and control

Other Qualifications


  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a recognized engineering or scientific field generally associated with power production
  • Currently holds or previously held a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license or SRO certification
  • If filling the Superintendent, Production Maintenance (Turbine or Valve), one year experience in the discipline supervised

Other Requirements:

  • Passes all phases of hiring requirements, including background investigation, psychological screening, appropriate radiation worker/respiratory training, and medical physical (i.e., is medically certifiable to perform required work)
  • Passes drug and alcohol screening requirements

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