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Maintenance Technician


Woodland, CA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  7971

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.


Location: Woodland, California

Job Summary

This position is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing all mechanical equipment at a wood fired steam turbine electrical generation power plant. Job tasks will range from routine maintenance to complex mechanical troubleshooting and use of precision measurement tools. This position will report directly to the Maintenance Supervisor.



Key Accountabilities

  • Performs repair and maintenance work following blueprint sketches and procedures involving such tasks as drilling, tapping, fabricating, welding, machinery alignment and quality control.
  • Identifies mechanical design, machinery improvements or problems and recommends modifications necessary for resolution.
  • Follows safety/environmental rules and regulations. Implements safe working practices and immediately identities hazards and recommends and/or implements repairs.
  • Works with all departments in a team effort to support the generating plant in attaining their goals.
  • Provides training and technical guidance to other team members.
  • Schedules, coordinates, works with, and monitors contractors on specific tasks as required.
  • Attends to housekeeping at the end of each job/task.
  • Maintains various mechanical equipment associated with biomass and gas fired boilers, steam turbines, electrical generators, compressors, water treatment equipment, pumps, valves, and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Uses maintenance reporting system to record time and material use, problems identified and corrected, and further actions required; provide complete history of maintenance on equipment.
  • Operates a wide variety of construction equipment, power equipment, hand tools and perform rigging and staging erection.
  • Conducts equipment and system tagging according to company and plant rules and regulations.
  • Uses Continuous Improvement tools as assigned for troubleshooting and improving plant equipment.
  • Performs housekeeping assignments as directed.
  • Performs equipment safety inspections as required and records results as appropriate.
  • Participates in small construction projects. Reads and interprets drawings, sketches, prints and specifications as required.
  • Orders parts as needed to affect maintenance and repair.
  • Performs Operations tasks on an as-needed basis and other tasks as assigned.
  • May be called to respond for emergency call-ins and overtime plus provide acceptable off-hours contact by phone.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

A high school diploma or GED is required. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license. Ability to read, write and speak English and perform basic mathematical computations. Training on mobile heavy equipment, loaders, trucks, and welding. Four (4) years experience as a mechanic/machinist, preferably in a biomass fired steam turbine power plant environment to provide for the following:

  • Demonstrated use of standard mechanical tools and measurement devices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding in four of the following skills: pipefitting, welding, machining, rigging, rotating machine repair, fabrication, machine alignment, piping schematics, mechanical drawings, basic vibration analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to locate, troubleshoot, adjust and correct defects in complex mechanical equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices associated with a power plant environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and coordinate work with others on technical subjects across job families.
  • Ability to work weekend, holidays and rotating shifts as required.

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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