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Operations Supervisor

Company: DTE Energy
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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

Job Summary

Location: Bakersfield, CA

This is a leadership position with responsibility for all aspects of plant operations

including direct leadership, supervision, and direction of plant operational staff and

responsibility for the safe and efficient dispatch and operation of equipment within

the facility. The Operations Supervisor is responsible for establishing succession and

development plans for the plant operational staff, tracking completion of their

qualifications, and strategizing internal advancement opportunities.

This position is 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.

Reporting to the Assistant Plant Manager, the Operations Supervisor 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

Ensures the safe and reliable operation of the facility by ensuring all site safety and

environmental requirements and procedures are properly implemented and that all

corrective actions are implemented in a timely fashion. Regularly exercises

discretion and independent judgment in performing such duties and ensuring safe

and reliable operation of the facility.

Oversees and provides direct supervision and feedback on all operations, including

startup, shutdown, inspection, routine chemical testing, all switching and tagging,

and equipment trouble-shooting. Writes, reviews, and revises operating and related


Regularly and directly assists the Assistant Plant Manager in facets of department

administration and power plant management. Maintains administrative documents

and assists in the preparation, justification and control of annual operations and

maintenance budgets. Generates reports and ensures employees are provided the

tools and equipment to perform their work.

Provides advice and counsel to the Assistant Plant Manager regarding the technical

and administrative conduct of shift operations.

Operates independently and under only general supervision

Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant through supervision

of direct reports, completing performance reviews, conducting investigations and

administering discipline as required.

Oversee compliance with the daily operations schedule for O&M Technicians;

exercising judgement to minimize overtime costs while ensuring coverage for safe

and efficient operation of the plant.

Assists in the selection, orientation, training, and development of new

employees and promotions, and assures high work quality of O&M Technicians.

Serves as the manager on duty for critical work required after normal hours to'

ensure management oversight and execute discretion for the safe and

efficient completion of work.

Coordinates the routine and predictive maintenance on selected equipment with

the Maintenance Supervisor.

Communicates with other company personnel on-site and at other locations.

Represents the company in dealing with steam and power customers,

vendors, contractors, regulators, and other non-company personnel.

Maximizes plant efficiency and shareholder value without compromising

personnel and equipment safety, environmental compliance or the long-term

commercial viability of the facility.

Available for scheduled and unscheduled shift coverage and is expected to

respond to off-hour call-ins when contacted by phone or company furnished pager

or cell phone.

Establishes and maintains high personal and professional standards of safety

and environmental conscientiousness and compliance.

Plans and directs housekeeping duties performed by O&M technicians. Ensures

housekeeping standards are maintained or initiates corrective action, as required.

Uses a scientific method for problem solving. Documents changes

and countermeasures when improving and solving problems.

Follows the MOC process when making changes/upgrades to systems or process.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent, relevant plant-related experience, including a

minimum ten (10) years of progressive experience in field.

Additional consideration provided for biomass power-plant related experience.

Other Qualifications


possess specialized experience in the following:

Knowledge of power plant safety policies and procedures, especially in the areas of

high-energy systems, high pressure boilers, chemical handling, heavy equipment,

rotating machinery, confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, and first aid.

Ability to read, write and communicate effectively and perform

mathematical calculations.

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, especially Word and Excel

Functional knowledge of subordinate and peer duties and responsibilities.

Basic knowledge of or ability to understand fundamental principles related to

physics, mathematics, AC and DC electrical theory, chemistry, water treatment

process, thermal dynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow.

Demonstrated knowledge regarding operation of valves, switches, controls,

keyboards and other devices associated with power plants.

Working knowledge of maintenance management systems.

Ability to comprehend and apply technical information, including mechanical and

electrical drawings (such as blueprints, P&IDs, single-line diagrams and

schematics) to problem-solving situations and trouble-shooting.

Ability to locate, trouble-shoot, and oversee adjustment of defects in mechanical


Ability to communicate and coordinate work on technical subjects with others across

job families and with outside vendors.

Operating and maintenance experience with various analytical and test equipment.

Outstanding skill in leadership and interpersonal relationships.

Ability to pass respirator fit tests to use respiratory protective equipment or selfcontained

breathing apparatus at all times.

Additional Information


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 frequently

required to: stand, walk, stoop, kneel or sit. Climbing stairs and ladders and maneuvering

in awkward positions are all required. 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.

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.

The employee in this classification will be required to occasionally lift objects of up to 10

pounds in weight. On a rare occurrence the employee will have to lift or move objects of

up to 25 pounds in weight or push or pull up to 50 pounds in weight.

Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision, depth

perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Although the duties of this position are generally non-manual in nature, 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 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law.



DTE Energy and its operating groups, subsidiaries and affiliates ("the Company"), are committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information of all individuals including job applicants. The Company collects personal information of job applicants in connection with its recruitment and hiring activities. The Company does not sell or otherwise disclose this personal information for monetary consideration or a business purpose to any third parties.

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) effective January 1, 2020; and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. Job applicants with disabilities may access this notice in an alternative format by contacting:

What Categories of Job Applicant Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use This Information?

We collect the following categories of personal information for the purposes described below:

  • Name and contact information;

  • Last four digits of Social Security Number;

  • Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status;

  • Work history, including job title, dates of employment, duties, experience, and skills;

  • Reference and background information, including relationship to Company employees or contractors, prior employment by the Company; and background check information;

  • Post-offer information and results, including Social Security Number and date of birth;

  • Education history, including schools attended, degrees and certifications earned; and

  • Resume and other information provided by you during the hiring process.

The Company collects this information to hire the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws.

What is the Company's Privacy Policy?

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Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

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