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Operation & Maintenance Technician


Vicksburg, MS, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  4308

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

Operations/Maintenance Technician

Location:  Vicksburg, Mississippi

 DTE Energy Services has an immediate opening for an Operations & Maintenance Technician at our Pulverized Coal Plant located in Vicksburg, MS.   Under the general direction of the plant manager, this position has direct responsibility for operating, monitoring, and performing preventative and emergency maintenance of all equipment within the plant.  Familiarity with plant equipment, such as coal unloading and conveying equipment, coal crushing equipment, and thermal dryers is required.  


The successful candidate must have experience with field instrumentation and PLC operational knowledge. Additionally, the candidate must possess the ability to read; prints, drawings, records and manuals. Must be able to interpret and evaluate operational data, readings requirement and graphs of various operating equipment to determine the equipment condition and take appropriate actions based on these findings.  Will perform routine housekeeping duties and general clean-up of the facility and its surrounding areas.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy industrial process related equipment within a steel mill, coal-fired utility plant or similar experience, including related experience operating pulverized coal systems or similar material handling/processing systems through a centralized computer control system.  PLC/instrumentation & control experience is desirable.  This position requires shift work and flexibility in scheduling.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 routinely required to reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, feel and smell. 
  • Frequently the employee will be required to stand, walk, and sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate object as well as to talk and hear.
  • The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. 
  • Occasionally, the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 50 pounds in weight.
  • Vision requirements for this position include close, distance and peripheral vision, along with depth perception.

WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme cold and/or heat. 

  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.





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: Jackson Mississippi