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DTE Energy Distribution Tech Prog 1-8 - L132 - GRMI Wealthy - Pipeline Req in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Distribution Tech Prog 1-8 - L132 - GRMI Wealthy - Pipeline Req


Grand Rapids, MI, US

Company: DTE Gas Company

Job ID: 6750

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.

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.

Testing Required: Field Service Test

Location :Grand Rapids Wealthy Station

Bidding Restriction: Per CBA

Job Summary


Employees with bidding restrictions on their current position should not apply. Supervisors are responsible for notifying the Staffing Specialist if an employee is restricted from bidding on open positions.

Key Accountabilities

This classification requires that an employee shall be able to perform the following described duties: lead a crew of up to five (5) (including the designated lead employee) on any type of construction or maintenance work, inspection of contractor work, finishing cement and asphalt; constructing and installing vaults; pipe locating in any area, operating and maintaining equipment in the Distribution machine shop or blacksmith shops; lead a crew making gas main tie-ins of any pressure; fuse 6" and 8" plastic; fuse branch saddle tie-ins; investigation of services and distribution grid system main extensions; investigating customer charge orders and changing position of meters, investigation of construction work of others to make recommendations to prevent interference with gas facilities, and main investigation up to 4" 10#(lb.), changing district and station regulator charts; operate all construction and maintenance vehicles and equipment, lead a prospecting crew in all areas; re-lighting of all domestic appliances, including space heating when interrupted by Distribution employees or third parties; make neat and accurate sketches to be submitted with applications for construction permits and records pertinent to all work performed, temporarily replace an employee of higher classification during his or her absence; and perform all duties prescribed for the Distribution Operator I/Operator II classification including the following:

Fitting and mechanical work; use of all pertinent tools and equipment; fusing all plastic piping, use of gas leak detectors and other work incidental to prospecting and leak surveys.

Lead a grading and seeding crew of equal or lower grade.

Use of gas leak detectors to perform and classify for leak surveys. Pipe locating in any area to be used for drop lines only.

NEW HIRES/TRANSFEREES into Distribution Division will be assigned to a repair crew for the first two and one-half (2-1/2) years (calendar years).

This position requires working outdoors in varying weather conditions, a lot of physical strength, hand eye coordination and endurance.

Successful candidate(s) will be on a bidding restriction of one (1) year within home division.


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

-High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

-Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record (eight points or less)

-Successful candidate(s) must pass the DOT Drug Test, DOT Physical, and

respirator fit test

-Must pass the required testing

-Must pass the required training

-Successful candidate(s) must complete a Background Check.

-Must successfully pass all pre-employment assessment(s).

-Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid operators and Group A

Commercial Driver’s License (CDLA) with Air Brake Endorsement. If successful

candidate(s) does not already possess a valid CDL A, the candidate(s) will be

required to obtain a Temporary Permit (TIP) during the pre-hire steps.

-Must be able to be certified to wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

-Must be willing and able to accept odd shifts, on-call, emergency assignments

and work overtime per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

-Must be able to lift and move equipment weighing approximately 95lbs


-Must be able to climb in and out of excavation holes.

-Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.

  • Must be able to use a variety of hand tools (i.e. shovels, rakes, sledge hammers,

brooms, etc.) requiring upper body forces up to 40 lbs.


-Experience in Natural Gas Distribution Operations including the installation,

maintenance or repair of underground gas mains and services.

-Knowledge of OSHA regulations, pipeline safety regulations and underground

construction practices.

-Excavation or construction experience.