IC&E Technician


Stockton, CA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  14077

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. The pay range for this position is $38.24  -  $48.46.


Job Summary

Location: Stockton, CA

This position is responsible for installing, maintaining, testing, and troubleshooting instrumentation, controls, and electrical/electronic systems at a power plant. This is a “journeymen” level position with a high degree of knowledge of instrumentation, controls, low and medium voltage switchgear, transformers, generators, protective relays, and motor control centers. Work involves performing some difficult and complex functions requiring a high level of independent judgment, initiative, and discretion. Work is performed under direct supervision of a Plant Management and performance is reviewed against an established set of goals and Company policies and procedures.


Key Accountabilities

•    Calibrate, test, maintain, troubleshoot, and install all plant instrumentation, control systems and electrical equipment
•    Perform maintenance on motor control centers, motor operated valves, generators, excitation equipment and motors
•    Perform preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance on equipment, coordinating work with various team members
•    Troubleshoot and perform maintenance on DC backup power equipment, process controls, programmable logic controls (PLC) and emission monitoring equipment
•    Designs and installs new equipment and/or system modifications
•    Update and maintain Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to record time and material used, problems identified/corrected and further action required to preserve complete history of maintenance on equipment
•    Train other team members in the areas of instrumentation, control, and electrical systems
•    Perform equipment and system tagging in accordance with company and plant rules and regulations
•    Participate in small construction projects
•    Read and interpret drawings, sketches, prints and specifications as required
•    Order parts as needed to affect maintenance and repair
•    Schedule, coordinate, monitor and work with contractors on specific tasks as required
•    Comply with all site safety and environmental requirements and procedures
•    Perform operations in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and prudent safety standards
•    Participation in the basic safety processes as key member of the Site Safety committee, leading monthly safety meetings and having a shared responsibility for the site's overall safety performance
•    Identify safety hazards and take corrective actions as necessary
•    Perform plant electrical switching and lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) of equipment in accordance with approved procedures and prudent operations and maintenance best practices
•    Develop, assist, and revise operations and maintenance related procedures to ensure optimal performance of systems
•    Perform and maintain plant housekeeping duties
•    Perform other duties as assigned
•    Communicate pertinent information to company personnel, customers and vendors
•    Assist other team members and works with all departments to support corporate and plant goals
•    Work scheduled and unscheduled overtime and respond to off-hour call-ins as needed
•    Leads and participates in assigned continuous improvement efforts throughout the facility


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Five (5) years of power plant experience in instrument, controls, and electrical maintenance.
  • Strong electrical background to include voltages up to 15 KV
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to maintain is required

Other Qualifications


  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical equipment, electronics, schematics, controls, and instrumentation
  • Demonstrated ability to calibrate I&C systems and equipment, including analytic equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to configure and operate various test instruments and equipment as necessary to troubleshoot and repair plant equipment including, but not limited to distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, motor control centers, transformers, generators, and continuous emissions monitor (CEM) systems
  • Ability to coordinate and work with others in a team environment
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in all site-specific systems and sub-systems
  • Ability to complete site-specific qualification training and periodic testing
  • Knowledge of plant safety policies, and procedures, especially in areas such as chemical handling, energy systems, confined spaces, fire suppression, and first aid
  • Knowledge of and ability to understand fundamental principles related to physics, mathematics, AC/DC electrical theory, heat transfer, fluid flow, thermal dynamics and chemistry
  • Ability to use basic hand tools, portable electric, pneumatic tools, and basic rigging equipment such as winches, hoists, and slings
  • Ability to locate, troubleshoot, and correct problems with mechanical and electrical system and ancillary equipment
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

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. In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is:


  • Frequently sit, stand, walk or climb and occasionally stoop, kneel or crawl.
  • Talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively.
  • Occasionally lift objects of up to 50 pounds in weight, frequently lift objects up to 10 pounds in weight and carry up to 35 pounds occasionally. In addition, the employee will push or pull up to 70 pounds in weight occasionally.
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and routinely works near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Stockton