Maintenance Supervisor


Woodland, CA, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  13023

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 $95,000.00  -  $125,000.00.


Job Summary

Location: Woodland, CA

This is a leadership position with responsibility for all aspects of the maintenance process including direct leadership and supervision of mechanical and electrical trades.  

As a leader, this position will be an integral part of the site management team. A high degree of communication and collaboration with others is required. Proactive leadership (by example) to reinforce DTE’s core values of Safety, Reliability, Efficiency, and Responsibility to continuously improve and develop employee culture is critical for the success of this position.

Management of the Identification, Planning, Scheduling, Execution and Closure (IPSEC) process to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the plant.  

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the employee functions as part of the site leadership team utilizing their technical expertise, discretion, and judgment within established policies, procedures, and practices. 

Results are reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to these policies, procedures, and practices.

Key Accountabilities

*Maintains a strong safety culture. Complies with all site safety and environmental requirements and procedures. Identifies safety hazards and takes corrective actions as necessary. Assists with the development of, and ensures that all site safety requirements and procedures are properly implemented, consistently observed and corrective actions are initiated when applicable 
*Assigns and supervises daily, routine and plant/unit outage work activities of plant staff and contracted resources, including scheduled preventive maintenance, corrective, and routine work
*Evaluate required work and manage costs to perform, including evaluating in-house knowledge, skills, and abilities versus contractor services. Work to minimize contractor labor
*Daily, verifies new work order descriptions, priorities, and root cause analysis to properly plan, resource load and schedule the work
*Manage the procurement/purchasing of spare parts and materials for stock and non-stock
*Evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable supplier 
*Manage warehouse to ensure adequate spares and consumable parts inventory
*Represents the plant in dealings with equipment vendors, parts suppliers and contractors delivering material to the plant
*Establishes and adds to/modifies as required all predictive/preventive maintenance requirements programmed into the maintenance management system (Mainsaver)
*Performs PM spot checks to verify the quality of the process 
*Oversees mechanical and electrical inspections, troubleshooting and repairs on a variety of power plant equipment and systems 
*Oversees and provides guidance on all facility maintenance, including main plant and auxiliary components 
*Assist with managing uniform application and technical correctness of a comprehensive maintenance program, including forecasting manpower workload and equipment for short- term and long-term needs 
*Assists in developing standard procedures for operations and maintenance 
*Assists with the preparation, justification, and control of annual maintenance budgets 
*Ensure employee development, qualification and goals program are developed, executed, and adhered to 
*Available for scheduled and unscheduled work, performs tasks that require physical exertion and is expected to respond to off-hour call-ins. Work night shift as required during forced and planned outages
*Works closely with the plant management team to identify major maintenance and capital improvement
*Responsible for all planning and scheduling functions including but not limited to 3rd party equipment inspection schedules, weekly maintenance schedules, and work order schedule changes as the daily production requirements dictate
*Supervise the maintenance staff to ensure support for planned and unplanned outages
*Develops tools for tracking, measurement, and reporting of maintenance activities
*Conducts plant audits to assess compliance with regulations and DTE’s expectations
*Optimizes work schedules for resource utilization and prioritization in alignment with the O&M Manager. Leads and directs the work of others, including overall performance management and time approval
*Performs all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and knowledge and capabilities typically acquired through at least 5 years supervisory or managerial experience in a solid fuel fired power plant
  • OR Associate degree or industry-recognized certificate (i.e., the completion of a core group of course designated by the institution) in a related discipline is preferred and knowledge and capabilities typically acquired through at least 3 years supervisory experience in a solid fuel fired power plant
  • OR Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a solid fuel fired power plant

Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge of power plant equipment, scheduling techniques, managing variances, and work planning
  • Proven planning and scheduling experience working with warehouse, O&M, and other technical personnel involved with preventative/predictive maintenance and routine maintenance
  • Experience leading a team, as well as the proven ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated planning capabilities and the skills to analyze and interpret data to make sound recommendations to Management
  • Strong customer focus (internal and external)
  • Strong computer skills with CMMS, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and other business and technical software used to increase personal productivity
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborates on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation, and development)
  • Ability to work shifts and extra/irregular hours and to work under unusual and special conditions that can arise in a solid fuel generation station
  • Ability to pass respirator fit tests to use respiratory protective equipment or self-contained breathing apparatus at all times

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 required to:

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or sit
  • It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively
  • Must be able to enter and work in confined space areas, including boilers, condensers, tanks, etc. to evaluate equipment condition or inspect work efforts by assigned resources
  • Frequently lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 40 pounds in weight. In addition, the employee will occasionally push or pull up to 70 pounds in weight
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus


While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both in a business office setting and out in plant. In the course of working at the plant site, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, extreme heat, and may work near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office, but may become loud at the plant site.

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.

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