O & M Technician I


Woodland, CA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  12869

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 $24.39  -  $32.07.


Job Summary

Location: Woodland, CA

This position is responsible during assigned shift for receiving, monitoring, testing and recordkeeping for all fuel supplied to the plant. Additionally, the position is responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly scale house and the grounds associated with fuel receiving. This position reports directly to the Operations Supervisor.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates and monitors various fuel weighing, receiving, quality control equipment, and systems in accordance with established procedures and policies in a safe and efficient manner  
  • Receives, reviews, samples, analyzes, logs, and distributes regular fuel deliveries. Verifies and monitors the supply of operationally appropriate fuel for the generating/operating unit 
  • Maintains a clean and orderly scale house grounds and equipment within the assigned areas of responsibility  
  • Prepares and maintains various files, logs and records as required  
  • Provides assistance to plant administration and personnel as necessary  
  • Works with the administrative and fuel procurement staff to process receipts and outgoing shipments through the weigh ticket process, utilizing the authorized deliveries fuel matrix and other provided documentation and information  
  • Enters weigh tickets into the fuel data base in the event of a failure of the automated input from the scales 
  • Monitors and oversees the fuel and ash sampling process  
  • Prepares process and records the fuel sampled for moisture content   
  • Collects QC fuel samples for fuel analysis for the QC personnel  
  • Participates in required safety/regulatory training and adheres to all established safety/regulatory training and adheres to all established safety/regulatory requirements and practices  
  • Participates in various company provided proficiency training programs 
  • Trains other employees to keep the scale house operating during absence   
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent

Other Qualifications


  • Technical training and demonstrated ability to perform successfully in similar work environments

Other Requirements:  

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English and perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Possess any required company, state and or federal licenses and certifications 
  • Basic knowledge of safety and environmental policies and procedures. Must have the ability to become competent in the areas of high-energy systems, chemical handling, heavy equipment, rotating machinery, confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, and first aid through training.
  • Be qualified to operate mobile heavy equipment
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and related technology efficiently
  • Ability to work occasional overtime, including holidays and weekends
  • Functional knowledge of subordinate and/or peer duties and responsibilities

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:

  • Sit, stand, or walk for a minimum of 8-hour shifts, including walking long distances, up and down stairs and on uneven ground 
  • Frequently lift objects of up to 75 pounds in weight and carry objects of up to 35 pounds in weight. Occasionally push or pull objects of up to 70 pounds in weight
  • Frequently climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or occasionally, crawl
  • Talk & hear; use hands & fingers; handle & feel; and able to reach with hands and arms extensively
  • Frequent operations of controls with occasional driving and fine hand function manipulations of tools and equipment
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery and burns. Exposed to protected and unprotected heights, which requires the use of a personal fall protection system (harness/lifeline). Occasionally exposed to vibration and fumes or airborne particles which will require the use of personal protective equipment including respirators; flame retardant clothing; self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), etc. Enter and work in confined space areas.

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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