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Supervising Operator - Fossil Generation (River Rouge PP)

Location: 

River Rouge, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  414

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: Team Member Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
EEI POSS Test

 

 

Job Summary

    This position is responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable regulation of fuel, air, water, and steam controls along with generator controls for the purpose of providing system voltage control and company revenue from megawatt production while satisfying all environmental regulations, legal requirements and Fossil Generation directives. The Supervising Operator trains and directs the activities of the power plant operators and acts as the Operating Authority's delegate in the implementation of the Protective Tagging System PPO-77. Provides direction of maintenance supervisors and crafts personnel, and outside support groups to perform work while meeting OSHA safety regulations. Also can serve as Operations Outage Coordinator.

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitor, interpret, and control the products of a steam-turbo generator by regulating fuel, air, water, steam, and generator loads. Requires skill in operating a DCS control system, and current knowledge of all operating orders regulatory, and legal requirements as they relate to the power industry.
  • Recognizing, defining or anticipating operating problems is a critical job responsibility. The next level of supervision is available for discussion and to review the work of this position on a regular basis; however the Supervising Operator may have to implement corrective actions immediately in response to an upset or emergency situation. This position has a significant role for implementing solutions.
  • As the Operating Authority's delegate, safely implements the Protective Tagging System PPO 77 in the plant and maintains all documentation. Acts as the agent of the Central System Supervisor CSS in providing protection for personnel under the CSS' control. May act as the protection leader for outside contractors and vendors.
  • The Supervising Operator has the primary responsibility for scheduling work, providing on the job training, and giving work direction for Power Plant Operators. This is often done under constantly changing conditions and priorities.
  • Composes and revises job instructional training material for the operation of plant equipment and systems. Reviews training materials with the Power Plant Operators and verifies competency. This position requires occasional leading of meetings or facilitating group discussions. Daily preparation of computer/systems documentation and reports/logs numerical/narrative, technical writing, and work unit policies and procedures is required.
  • Coordinates work with other internal and external groups. Builds consensus for the implementation of new programs or initiatives. Exchanges factual information with all levels inside and outside of the organizational unit. Implements plans to meet organizational goals. Must be knowledgeable and able to perform switching and operation of all electrical systems up to and including 354KV.
  • Assist in administrative duties, i.e. EMS, P3M, Time and Attendance, etc.
  • Performs additional job responsibilities as may be required.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or higher education or equivalent.
  • Five years of operating experience, or four years of operating experience and a fully qualified Power Plant Operator

Other Qualifications

  • Must have working knowledge of the Protective Tagging System PPO 7.  In the absence of a Shift Supervisor and/or Assistant Shift Supervisor, the Supervising Operator has the sole responsibility of administering the Personnel Protection Procedures in regards to all work performed on power plant equipment.
  • Requires a working knowledge of control systems for boiler and turbine operating systems.
  • Requires a working knowledge or organizational policies and procedures, safety standards and regulations, environmental regulations, administrative procedures and the company/union contract for represented employees.
  • Requires a working knowledge of CRT/keyboard usage, data entry, applications software spreadsheets, graphics, database managers, etc, and timekeeping/pay practices.
  • Requires a working knowledge of all the plant and fuel supply equipment and systems, equipment performance, testing, risk management and outage management.
  • Must obtain and maintain a City of Detroit Second Class Stationary Engineers License and be qualified to perform First Aid/CPR within 18 months after entering the job classification and have a DTE Basic Electrical Certificate

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.


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