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DTE Energy Safety Specialist - AFF in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Safety Specialist - AFF


Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: DTE Energy Resources, LLC

Job ID: 1315

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: Ann Arbor, Michigan

This position will support the Power and Industrial (P&I) Group in the implementation and oversight of safety and industrial hygiene (IH) programs and policies at all facilities. The position reports to the Manager, Safety Team. The Safety Specialist will be responsible for providing technical support and direction to various sites located throughout the United States. Experience in industrial safety, safety management system development, training, field/site safety auditing, project management, and hazard identification and control is preferred. This is a corporate staff position based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Travel is required (approx. 25%).

Key Accountabilities

  • Communicate, administer, and maintain existing safety programs and procedures for assigned sites

  • Develop, implement and continuously improve safety programs

  • Create and deliver safety related reports and presentations

  • Develop and present safety related training and educational programs

  • Fulfill the safety role of H&S professional for small sites

  • Mentor the site EH&S professional and plant personnel

  • Conduct, monitor and follow up on site safety assessments

  • Work with site management to ensure compliance with regulations and adherence to company expectations

  • Provide leadership and direction in proactive safety-related activities

  • Travel to project sites to meet duties/responsibilities

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety or a related field (Industrial Safety, Construction Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, etc.)

  • Practical experience in the field of safety

Other Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Occupational Safety or a related field (Industrial Safety, Construction Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, etc.)

  • Experience in heavy industrial operations, power plants, industrial energy services and/or renewable energy operations

  • Knowledge of and experience with safety management systems (ISO 45001, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z10)

  • Knowledge of electrical regulations and standards

Other Requirements:

  • Organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of occupational safety regulations

  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization

  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional (“solid line”) and business leader (“dotted line”), who collaborate on employee issues and decisions, including performance management, compensation and development

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 occasionally required to: stand or walk and stoop or kneel. 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.

  • The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift/move objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Additional physical requirements for this position are: ability to climb ladders up to 20 feet in height, ability to climb stairs up to 5 flights at a time, ability to wear negative-pressure respirators for up to 2 hours a day, ability to perform light work in hot environments (100 degrees F) for up to 6 hour/day, ability to wear protective equipment (including, but not limited to hearing protection, hard hat, safety boots, safety glasses or goggles, FR/AR clothing, gloves) for up to 8 hours/day, ability to work in a noisy environment (with hearing protection), ability to walk/stand (with occasional breaks) for up to 7 hours/day, ability to work at heights (protected by guardrails and/or personal fall arrest equipment), ability to work in an environment with exposures to magnetic and/or electrical fields, wood dust, coal dust, coke oven emissions, organic vapors, and/or metal fumes (all within OSHA limits).

Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both in a business office setting and at a project site. While working at the project site, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including cold/hot, wet and/or humid conditions, and may work near moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration (see physical requirements above). The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office, but may become loud at the project site.

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.

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:Ann ArborNearest Secondary Market:Detroit

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