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DTE Energy Operating Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

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 hourly rate for this position is$41.32.

Job Summary

Location: Detroit, Michigan This position is responsible for operating, monitoring, and performing routine maintenance, in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, on all equipment located within a chilled water plant. Engineers will operate and maintain chillers and associated equipment, including heat exchangers, chilled water pumps, condensing water pumps, HVAC units, and perform all other associated work as directed. Work is performed under direct supervision with results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies, procedures, and industry best practices. Proudly represented by IUOE Local 324.

Key Accountabilities

Identify unsafe acts or conditions; eliminate/mitigate hazards immediately where possible and notify affected personnel and supervisor. Safely operate plant equipment to meet the day to day demands of the customer's facility. Record and analyze plant operational data and operation of facility systems to maximize equipment efficiency and reliability. Understand plant systems as a whole and the interdependencies of equipment and operator input on function and performance. Respond to abnormal and emergency operating situations in a safe and reasonable manner. Perform routine housekeeping duties and general clean-up of the facility and immediate surrounding area. Perform maintenance on all facility equipment including predictive, preventative, corrective, and emergency maintenance. These activities include lubrication, filter replacement, tube brushing, equipment cleaning, painting, equipment tear down, inspection and re-build, etc. Record and document all maintenance activities that are performed on facility equipment. This may include utilizing a computer-based maintenance management program to electronically document information and historical data. Follows all Company safety/environmental rules and regulations including LOTO, confined space, fall protection, electrical safety, chemical safety, and fire safety. Provide on-call support for emergency and contingency situations. Shift work is required, and employees will be required to perform both operation and routine maintenance of the facility equipment.


A high school diploma or GED, City of Detroit 1st Class Refrigeration Operator and High Pressure Boiler Operator Licenses are required. Four years' experience in plant operations, including two years' operating a centralized chilled water system. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, management, and the general public. Knowledge of basic water chemistry is desired. Knowledge of power plant mechanical and electrical equipment, including chillers, motors, pumps, water treatment systems, electrical distribution, control systems, etc., and associated maintenance functions.