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DTE Energy Facility Technician in Angleton, Texas

Facility Technician


Angleton, TX, US

Company: DTE Biomass Energy, Inc

Job ID: 1730

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

Manage the day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of LFG collection and processing facility. Operate facility in safe and environmentally responsible manner in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations. Perform gas equipment inspections, tests and operational checks. Monitor gas system gauges, electrical and mechanical equipment for correct and safe operation. Work is performed under general supervision, with work results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies and procedures.

Key Accountabilities


Work is performed under general or indirect supervision with results evaluated against achievement of set production goals within spending guidelines. Adherence to laws, regulations, policies, and procedures while exhibiting professional conduct and always using safe practices in an environmentally responsible manner is expected.

  1. Operate and maintain all equipment and assets to achieve performance and production objectives while reducing operating expense and maximizing equipment service life.

  2. Accurately collect, report, and analyze operational, maintenance, and environmental data.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of an LFG facility, LFG collection system and LFG delivery pipeline. Perform equipment inspections, testing and operational checks. Work is performed under general supervision of a Facility Manager.

  • Monitor all operating equipment, and adjust (using manual and/or automated controls) as necessary to meet performance and production goals

  • Record operating data and maintain operating records including weekly production reports

  • Maintain facility logbook, highlighting activities and noteworthy events

  • Collect oil, water, wastewater, gas and air samples for analysis

  • Perform equipment inspections, test and operational checks

  • Diagnose and correct adverse operating conditions and equipment malfunctions

  • Investigate mechanical problems, recommend appropriate repairs, replacements and enhancements

  • Perform minor electrical and mechanical repairs

  • Perform routine buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs

  • Maintain spare parts inventory and records

  • Support, assist and direct the work of contractors on-site

  • Maintain filing system for drawings, instruction books and manuals

  • Implement the facility's Safety Procedures Manual and Job Site Conduct Book

  • Participate in monthly safety audits and inspections as identified in site safety manuals

  • Assist Gas Recovery Manager and Well Field Technicians as requested

  • Other tasks as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A high school diploma is required. Completion of a Certificate, Associate’s, or Bachelor’s degree in a technical or scientific discipline (Automation, Instrumentation, Controls, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences or similar) or equivalent work experience is highly desired.

Other Qualifications

Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted state driver’s license and a clean driving record.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and/or ability with:

· Chemical or Natural gas processing and/or transportation; prior experience converting landfill gas to energy preferred but not required

· Operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of:

  • Instrumentation and Control Systems (HMI, PLC, VFD, Sensors [Temperature, Pressure, Fluid Flow, Level Control])

  • Rotating equipment (motors, blowers, pumps, fans, compressors, etc.), flow controls (valves, flow meters), burners (flares, thermal oxidizers), and heat transfer equipment (HVAC, heat exchangers)

  • On and off-road vehicles (scissor lifts, aerial lifts, forklifts, tele-handlers, skid steers, mini-excavators, and ATV/UTV)

· Working independently to analyze problems, develop solutions and make or recommend sound alternatives

· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers, supervisor, management, customers, clients and vendors

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Professional demeanor effectively representing company in various circumstances

· Dedication to safe work practices

· Efficiently handling competing priorities and tasks

· Organization and focus to meet deadlines

· Computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office applications; PLC Programming a plus

Additional Information

Physical Demands

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 routinely required to reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, feel and smell. The employee must be able to walk on shallow and steep slopes, sometimes in inclement weather. Frequently the employee will be required to stand, walk, and sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate object as well as to talk and hear.

The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Occasionally, the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 50 pounds in weight.

Vision requirements for this position include close, distance and peripheral vision, along with depth perception.

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme cold and/or heat. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Most work is within the vicinity of a municipal solid waste disposal facility. Employee will routinely operate a motor vehicle and/or ATV style off road vehicle on unimproved terrain.

Employee will be required to respond to call-outs (plant upset conditions) within one hour during other than normal business hours and work unscheduled overtime and may occasionally be required to travel to other work locations using personal transportation (travel expense reimbursed within policy limits).

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.

Nearest Major Market:Houston

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