DTE Energy Supervising Operator - Fossil Generation (St. Clair PP) in East China Twp, Michigan

Job Description

Supervising Operator - Fossil Generation (St. Clair PP)-11068

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

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.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 5 consecutive years

· 7th on Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award

· 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

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.

Description

This position has a 3-year bid restriction for new candidates into the role

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable regulation of fuel, air, water, and steam controls along with generator controls for the purpose of providing system voltage control and company revenue from megawatt production while satisfying all environmental regulations, legal requirements and Fossil Generation directives. The Supervising Operator trains and directs the activities of the power plant operators and acts as the Operating Authority's delegate in the implementation of the Protective Tagging System PPO-77. Provides direction of maintenance supervisors and crafts personnel, and outside support groups to perform work while meeting OSHA safety regulations. Also can serve as Operations Outage Coordinator.

Key Accountabilities:

-Monitor, interpret, and control the products of a steam-turbo generator by regulating fuel, air, water, steam, and generator loads. Requires skill in operating a DCS control system, and current knowledge of all operating orders regulatory, and legal requirements as they relate to the power industry.

  • Recognizing, defining or anticipating operating problems is a critical job responsibility. The next level of supervision is available for discussion and to review the work of this position on a regular basis; however the Supervising Operator may have to implement corrective actions immediately in response to an upset or emergency situation. This position has a significant role for implementing solutions.

  • As the Operating Authority's delegate, safely implements the Protective Tagging System PPO 77 in the plant and maintains all documentation. Acts as the agent of the Central System Supervisor CSS in providing protection for personnel under the CSS' control. May act as the protection leader for outside contractors and vendors.

  • The Supervising Operator has the primary responsibility for scheduling work, providing on the job training, and giving work direction for Power Plant Operators. This is often done under constantly changing conditions and priorities.

  • Composes and revises job instructional training material for the operation of plant equipment and systems. Reviews training materials with the Power Plant Operators and verifies competency. This position requires occasional leading of meetings or facilitating group discussions. Daily preparation of computer/systems documentation and reports/logs numerical/narrative, technical writing, and work unit policies and procedures is required.

  • Co-ordinates work with other internal and external groups. Builds consensus for the implementation of new programs or initiatives. Exchanges factual information with all levels inside and outside of the organizational unit. Implements plans to meet organizational goals. Must be knowledgeable and able to perform switching and operation of all electrical systems up to and including 354KV.

  • Assist in administrative duties, i.e. EMS, P3M, Time and Attendance, etc.

  • Performs additional job responsibilities as may be required.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or higher education or equivalent.

  • Five years operating experience, or four years of operating experience and a fully qualified Power Plant Operator.

  • Must have working knowledge of the Protective Tagging System PPO 77. In the absence of a Shift Supervisor and/or Assistant Shift Supervisor, the Supervising Operator has the sole responsibility of administering the Personnel Protection Procedures in regards to all work performed on power plant equipment.

  • Requires a working knowledge of control systems for boiler and turbine operating systems.

  • Requires a working knowledge or organizational policies and procedures, safety standards and regulations, environmental regulations, administrative procedures and the company-union contract for represented employees.

  • Requires a working knowledge of CRT/keyboard usage, data entry, applications software spreadsheets, graphics, database managers, etc., and timekeeping/pay practices.

  • Requires a working knowledge of all the plant and fuel supply equipment and systems, equipment performance, testing, risk management and outage management.

  • Must obtain and maintain a City of Detroit Second Class Stationary Engineers and be qualified to perform First Aid/CPR within 18 months after entering the job classification and have a DTE Basic Electrical Certificate

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize varying combinations of the competencies cited in this description, depending on the organization and role to which they’re assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being 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 right of any supervisory or management representative to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision

Job: Fossil Fuel Generation Operations & Maintenance

Title: Supervising Operator - Fossil Generation (St. Clair PP)

Primary Location: Michigan-East China Twp

Requisition ID: 11068