Share this Job

Boiler House Shift Manager


River Rouge, MI, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  9438

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.

Boiler House and Utilities Shift Manager

Location: River Rouge, Michigan


Supervise & direct the activities of all steam & power personnel to achieve operations in a safe cost effective manner providing steam & water to the Coke Plant & steam to the Carbon Plant and Ashland Chemical. Assure continuous reliable performance of plant boilers & water systems. Maintain the steam plant in a cost-effective manner by initiating, planning & assisting in direction of day-to-day maintenance activities. Recommend & organize major repair projects as necessary. Initiate requisitions for materials & supplies used in the department. Recommend & make changes to the operations as appropriate. Attempt to resolve all personal complaints in an equitable manner. Train all personnel when changes are made in the operation. Continually improve efficiencies of the boilers to minimize the use of purchased fuels. Assure that boiler stacks comply with environmental requirements on a continuing basis. Directs personnel in the pump repair shop and maintains inventory of spare pumps and pump repair parts. Schedules operating and/or downtime on all equipment including the boilers. Makes decisions relating to fuel utilization independently.



  • Improve the departments safety performance & housekeeping
  • Reliable operation of Steam & Power to meet the requirements of the coke plant
  • Maintain boilers, compressors & pumps for a reliable & efficient operation
  • Optimum utilization of plant fuels for minimum out of pocket utility cost to the plant.
  • Comply with environmental regulations at minimum cost
  • Train all operating personnel
  • Improve manpower utilization & productivity
  • Authority to assign manpower as indicated per own perception of priorities



A high school diploma or GED, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in an operating discipline preferred, to provide the following:

  • Heavy industrial experience in an operating discipline
  • Proficient in troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of boilers, compressors & mechanical equipment
  • Good math background & verbal skills required
  • Must be familiar with writing reports dealing with equipment status
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong safety experience
  • Familiar with maintaining computerized maintenance management systems
  • Team Leading experience that demonstrates effective planning skills and an ability to manage and develop people
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and presence through a track record of accomplishments
  • Demonstrated capability to achieve results through people, technology and processing equipment
  • Good knowledge of the assigned area of responsibility
  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization and employees report to both a functional leader and a business leader
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborate on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation and development)
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred but not required



    The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    To properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is required to: stand or walk, stoop or kneel and climb stairs and ladders. Frequently, the employee is required to sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee can: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively. 

    The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will need to lift or move objects of up to 50 pounds in weight.  

    Vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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: Detroit