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Material Specialist


Woodland, CA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  4769

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



Location: Woodland Biomass Power, Woodland, California


Under the general direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the position is responsible for the warehouse procurement and inventory activity, and operation of the maintenance management system inventory and procurement modules.  Reporting to a manager, the position involves performing difficult and complex services requiring a high level of independent judgment, initiative and discretion.  Results are reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies, procedures and practices.


  • Procure and purchase of spare parts and materials for stock and non stock
  • Evaluate vendors quote and services to determine most desirable supplier
  • Insures warehouse maintains adequate spares and consumable parts inventory
  • Expedites goods and material for stock and non stock.
  • Represents the plant in dealings with equipment vendors, parts suppliers and contractors delivering material to the plant.
  • Prepares spaces and areas to store all items of all sizes, shapes and weights
  • Verifies that storage and maintenance of materials & equipment is according to the site procedures and vendor recommendations
  • Performs warehouse asset inventory
  • Prepares periodic warehouse progress reports
  • Maintains warehouse in a safe and clean manner
  • Coordinating for the safe unloading of all freights
  • Setting up, using and maintaining an inventory location system to effectively and rapidly retrieve items upon demand
  • Using the inventory system to generate reports on what is in inventory and its value
  • Assist requestors of items that are needed for use to be removed from storage
  • Assists in other plant activities, as assigned, including maintenance assistance during overhauls.


A high school diploma or GED is required, relevant experience with large industrial sites and/or power plants, including three (3) years of warehouse activities and power plant procurement to provide for the following:


  • A thorough, demonstrated understanding of all aspects of warehousing, from receipt of the material and equipment, to when it is checked out of the warehouse.
  • Working knowledge of contract terms and conditions and the ability to administer supply type contracts
  • Technical knowledge of power plant equipment, purchasing and inventory control
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate both verbally and in writing to internal and external audiences
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple simultaneous activities
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications, including Word and Excel; familiarity with email and knowledge of logistic type warehousing inventory systems
  • Proven ability to take tasks, assignments and projects from start to completion without significant supervision
  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization and employees report to both a functional leader and a business leader
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborate on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation and development)
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills


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 occasionally required to stand or walk, stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to 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.

The employee in this classification will be required to lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight.  Occasionally the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 45 pounds in weight.

Vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee works, both in a business office setting and at a plant site.  In the course of working at the plant site, the employee is exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and may work 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 quiet to moderate in the office, but may become loud at the plant site.

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.





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