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DTE Energy Supervisor - Reliability in Monroe, Michigan

Supervisor - Reliability


Monroe, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1795

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:Leader Pre-Hire Assessment

Testing Required:Not Applicable

Job Summary

Responsible for organizing, planning and supervising skilled trades and instrument and control (I&C) technicians in day-to-day corrective and preventative maintenance, and forced and periodic unit out-ages at power generating stations. Responsible for contract administration of external labor and mate-rials. Span of control: approximately =5 jobs & 15 FTEs (direct, second-level, etc.)

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs or ensures the accomplishment of the following core supervisory functions for a group of (union) represented and non- represented personnel: planning, organizing, directing the performance of ongoing activities and special assignments, staffing (employee selection, training/coaching & performance management), time entry, accident & injury reports) coordinating, reporting & budgeting. Motivates through leading by example, coaching/mentoring and providing ongoing constructive feedback to subordinate staff; competent in systematically eliciting the best efforts & results from subordinate staff.

  • Leads and coordinates multiple tasks or projects across skilled trades, including vendors and contractors engaged in the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of power generating station equipment.

  • Supervises all aspects of assigned work; ensures the adherence to appropriate quality and time-liness provisions.

  • Enforces safe work practices; trains employees in safety and environmental standards.

  • Ensure the appropriate application of collective bargaining agreement (CBA) provisions; may represent the Company in grievances and arbitration proceedings; fills in for the General Foreman in his absence.

  • Chairs meetings with internal organizations and external suppliers, vendors and contractors to develop short-and long-term plans and meet organizational goals; Interfaces with internal and external engineering groups on the implementation of projects.

  • Assumes responsibility as key tag protection leader and/or job leader as outlined in applicable Power Plant Order(s); may be required to act as a plant radiation-responsible individual.

  • Supervises the performance of electricians required in the maintenance, repair, and construction of all types of power plant equipment.

  • May lead continuous improvement (CI) commitment and systematic CI efforts for a given group(s).

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school graduate and the knowledge/capabilities typically acquired through 3+ years of experience in the operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and/or instrumentation equipment typical to a power generating station.

Other Qualifications


  • Certificate (i.e the completion of a core group of programrelated courses designated by a duly accredited program) in a job-relevant skilled trade or completion of a skilled trade apprenticeship

  • Electrician or electric field experience

  • Experience leading represented employees

Other Requirements

  • Knowledge of computer-based work management and scheduling processes.

  • Incumbents may be required to work varying shifts and overtime.

  • Proficient verbal, written and presentation skills; communicates clearly, with credibility and confidence.

  • Ability to work in a team and/or matrix structure, supporting multiple clients.

  • Ability to conduct effective and efficient meetings; manages meetings with optimal results.

  • Flexibility and the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new/evolving responsibilities.

  • Balance multiple demands from superiors, subordinates and peers in a positive and even-handed fashion; display a calm demeanor under pressure.

  • Initiate new ideas and approaches; challenge prevailing practices and approaches with reasonable sound alternatives.

  • Ability to apply project planning and implementation and/or continuous improvement principles, typically acquired through several years of experience in these areas, to affect tangible and positive outcomes.

  • Competent in multitasking, i.e the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork and planning.

  • Provide leadership through example in a union environment, consistent with prevailing collective bargaining agreements (typically based on experience in a unionized environment).

  • Deal effectively with resistance; taking positive steps toward avoiding the recurrence of errors through constructive critique.

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:MonroeNearest Secondary Market:Detroit

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