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Industrial Electrician


River Rouge, MI, US

Company:  DTE Coke Operations, LLC
Job ID:  6873

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 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 multiple 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

Job Summary

The Electrician position is located at the EES Coke Batery on Zug Island in River Rouge, Michigan.  The Coke Battery is a aplant that produces coke from various types of coal blends and is then used as fuel in the blast furnaces at steel mills.

The hourly reate is $28.22 plus $0.30 extra per hour for shift work.  This position also receives quarterly bonuses of up to $7,500 per year, based on EES Coke Battery's quality and production.  Health, dental, and vision insurance begins immediately upon first day on the job.

This is not a position with Detroit Edison; it's a position with EES Coke Battery, a subsididary of DTE Energy.

The work environment is heavy industrial and requires wearing fire retardant clothing, steel-toed boots, hard hat, safety glasses and a respirator (when required in specific areas). The Coke Battery is an outside plant that may require working at tall heights at times, and exposure to all types of weather conditions including heat of up to 130 degrees in the summer. 

The position requires you to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates various types of machinery in the coke making process
  • Responsible for participating in safety activities to meet or exceed organizational goals and expectations
  • Maintains interpersonal relationships with individuals both external and internal to the organization
  • Be an active participant of developing and maintaining a culture of professionalism
  • Responsible for following all rules, policies, or expectations
  • Responsible for environmental compliance
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • A certificate, license or Journeyman's Card OR at least 3 years of heavy industrial experience is required.
  • At least 3 years experience with PLC, AC/DC motors, drives, controls and electrical switchgear, 480volt three phase power distribution and starters required.
  • Strong safety experience required.
  • Ability to work in a team orientated atmosphere.
  • Demonstrated capability to achieve results through people, technology and processing equipment.
  • Good knowledge of the assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Ability to function within a matrix organization where 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit