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Supervisor - Field Overhead


Redford Twp, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  9922

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:

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

    Leads team of design and/or field personnel engaged in the design, construction, maintenance, emergency repair, and/or operation of overhead lines. Implements and drives changes necessary to ensure continuous improvement within the Processes and leads a single focused team or grouping of teams to meet the specific objectives of the Processes. THIS JOB WILL COMPLY WITH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION (DOT) DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING

Key Accountabilities

  • Supervises overhead line crews in their day-to-day activities. Additionally, may, under emergency conditions, supervise underground line crews, Substation Maintenance, Substation Operators and/or Planners in the design, construction, maintenance, emergency repair and/or operation of overhead and underground, or substation/station equipment.
  • Meets or improves performance goals, measures, and targets in support of the Processes. Manages all aspects of work assigned so as to complete a quality job, on time, and within budget.
  • Assures and maintains personnel's adherence to work practices and procedures, safety rules and regulations, and Union/Management agreements.
  • Represents Company in daily contacts with customers, developers, municipal and governmental officials, and other utilities.
  • Performs or ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory/management functions for a given group(s): planning, organizing, directing the performance of ongoing activities and special assignments, staffing (employee selection, training/coaching and performance management), time-entry, coordinating, reporting and budgeting.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent and the knowledge/capabilities typically acquired through one of the following experience criteria:
    • Six years of experience in the construction, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of overhead circuitry as a lineman; OR
    • Four years of experience in the construction, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of overhead circuitry as a lineman (with an Associate's degree in business or technical discipline); OR
    • Two years of experience in the construction, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of overhead circuitry as a lineman (with a Bachelor's degree in business or technical discipline)

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others.
  • Proficient verbal, nonverbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Analytical and problemsolving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.
  • Must become Red Tag Qualified within six months of selection.
  • Must be able to work shifts and extended periods of overtime Must meet Company driving standards.
  • Must possess, or obtain prior to start date, a Group "A" Commercial Driver's License with air brake endorsement or a Classified Endorsement Temporary Instruction Permit to operate a Group "A" vehicle with air brakes.
  • Drivers with the Classified Endorsement Temporary Instruction Permit must obtain a Group "A" Commercial Driver's License as soon as certified by Employee Training.
  • Canadian citizens must obtain an Ontario Class "A" License with a "Z" endorsement for air brakes.
  • Working knowledge of EEO, safety, Company/Union/Management Partnership, employee development programs.
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to administer the Union/Management labor agreements.
  • Provides leadership through example in a unionized environment, consistent with prevailing collective bargaining agreements (typically based on experience in a unionized environment).
  • In addition to normal job responsibilities, each employee must be willing to perform an emergency or storm assignment as needed.

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.