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Technical Specialist - RPO


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  3767

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.


External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Professional Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable



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.

Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit