Operating Engineer

  • Green Job Crawler
  • Dearborn, MI
  • 25 Mar, 2020

Job Description

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 AwardJob SummaryLocation: Dearborn, MichiganThis position is responsible for operating, monitoring and performing routine maintenance on all equipment located within the newly constructed Central Energy Plant located at Fordrsquo;s Research and Engineering Campus. Work is performed under direct supervision of a Plant Manager or Lead Engineer and performance is reviewed against an established set of goals and Company policies and procedures.Plant equipment includes the following: (2) 15 MW Solar Titan 130 gas turbine generators with associated Rentech 185 KPPH Heat Recovery Steam Generatorrsquo;s with Duct Burners and Fresh Air Firing capability (1) Siemens-Dresser Rand 5 MW steam turbine generator (3) 27,500 MBH, and (1) 10,000 MBH steam to hot water heat exchangers, economizers, deaerators, boiler feed water pumps, condensate pumps. Also included are (4) 3,200-ton electric cooling only centrifugal chillers and (2) heating/cooling chillers (one 1,200-ton and one 1,800-ton) with an associated 5.3 MM gallon thermal storage tank and a 10 cell, 12,500-ton Tower Tech cooling tower. Balance of plant equipment includes, air compressors, water treatment systems, filters, instrumentation, PLC controls and 15/5 kV, 480 V and 125 Vdc electrical systems.Work involves performing some difficult and complex functions requiring a high level of independent judgment, initiative and discretion. Work shifts rotate and the Operating Engineer frequently works alone.Key Accountabilitiesbull;Ensure that equipment is operated in a safe, efficient and environmentally-responsible manner while satisfying Customerrsquo;s utility and energy requirementsbull;Comply with all site safety requirements and proceduresbull;Perform all shift operations and maintenance, including startup and shutdown of utility systems and ancillary equipmentbull;Perform operations in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPrsquo;s) and prudent safety standardsbull;Participation in the basic safety processes as key member of the Site Safety committee, leading monthly safety meetings and having a shared responsibility for the site's overall safety performancebull;Respond to abnormalities and take corrective actions consistent