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O & M Technician II (Non-Rep)

Company: DTE Energy
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

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 $28.46 - $36.07.

Job Summary

Location: Various, United States

This position's primary responsibility is to provide fuel to the boiler; as well as being responsible for all of the equipment, fuel, and machinery. Work is performed under direct supervision with results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies and procedures. This position reports directly to the Operations Supervisor but will also take daily direction from the on-shift O&M Technician IV.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates heavy mobile equipment i.e., Cat 980 front-end loaders, to blend wood fuel for the boiler and stacking out for storage
  • Operates fuel conveyors and receiving hoppers
  • Operates scale house and unloads trucks
  • Operates the fuel reclaimer during pile swaps and monitor it during normal operation
  • Services fuel yard equipment daily before shift change and completes shift logs
  • Inspects conveyer systems daily
  • Works on PM's in yard
  • Assists O&M Tech III and IV as necessary
  • Daily Quality Control
  • Take pile temperatures
  • Complies with all site safety requirements and procedures
  • Identifies safety hazards and takes corrective actions as necessary
  • Communicate well with other company personnel
  • Responds to abnormal and emergency operating situations in a safe and reasonable manner
  • Perform all other duties as assigned Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
    • A high school diploma or equivalent Other Qualifications

      • Experience with mobile heavy equipment, loaders, trucks and welding, and maintenance Other Requirements:
        • Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English and perform basic mathematical calculations
        • Background in operating loaders; maintenance; past experience doing shift work
        • Must possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and related technology efficiently
        • Knowledge of plant safety, policies, and procedures, especially in areas such as chemical handling, high-energy systems, confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, first aid, rotating machinery, and heavy equipment
        • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, management, and the general public
        • Ability to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime and respond to call-ins when contacted 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 the employee will have to 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.

Keywords: DTE Energy, Bakersfield , O & M Technician II (Non-Rep), Professions , Bakersfield, California

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