Power Plant Warehouse Specialist


Woodland, CA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  13339

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 $33.24  -  $44.41.


Job Summary

Location: Woodland, CA

This position is responsible for the warehouse procurement and inventory activity, and operation of the maintenance management system inventory and procurement modules. Reporting to a supervisor, 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. This is a nonexempt, hourly position.

Key Accountabilities

  • Help to ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the plant by ensuring that parts and materials are on site as needed
  • Procure and purchase of spare parts and materials for stock and non-stock
  • Evaluate vendors quote and services to determine most desirable supplier 
  • Ensures 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 retrieve items effectively and rapidly 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

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and knowledge and capabilities typically acquired through at least 3 years of relevant professional experience with large industrial sites and/or power plants, warehouse activities and power plant procurement, 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 2 years of relevant professional experience with large industrial sites and/or power plants, warehouse activities and power plant procurement, or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with a minimum of 1 year of relevant professional experience with large industrial sites and/or power plants, warehouse activities and power plant procurement

Other Qualifications

Other Requirements:

  • 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

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: 

  • Stand or walk, stoop, or kneel
  • Frequently sit
  • Talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms extensively
  • Lift objects of up to 50 pounds in weight
  • Occasionally lift or move objects of up to 50 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 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.

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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