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DTE Energy Associate Solar Technician in Detroit, Michigan

Associate Solar Technician


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1984

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 different 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 consecutive 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

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.

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required:Team Member Pre-Hire Assessment

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Job Summary

Ensures that DTE Electric’s assets are maximizing energy production and operating at their design point. Works closely with more experienced technicians, assisting with operating and maintaining utility scale solar photovoltaic electric systems. Responsibilities also include monitoring, routine inspections, recordkeeping and various other duties.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conducts planned maintenance activities as well as performs regular site inspections.

  • Troubleshoots, tests, and repairs equipment as required.

  • Recommends enhancements and implements improvements to increase plant output.

  • Maintains records in computer-based work management program.

  • Prioritizes safety daily, participating in site safety meetings, identifying job hazards, and providing work process improvements.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED and 2 years of experience in operation & maintenance of renewable energy projects

Other Qualifications


  • Associate Degree in Electrical-related field

  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certification

  • Knowledge of plant level controls and low voltage equipment

  • Knowledge of electrical safety procedures

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel to other locations

  • Must have valid driver’s license

  • Proficiency reading technical specifications documents, site plans and electrical schematics

  • Comfortable working with up to 1,500VDCand 480VAC

  • Basic data acquisition and networking systems knowledge

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, logical reasoning, written and verbal communication skills

  • General computer proficiency

  • Must be able to push, pull and lift tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs

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.

Nearest Major Market:Detroit

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