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Instrument & Control Technician A

Posted on May 9, 2021 by DTE Energy

Monroe, MI 48161
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

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: EEI MASS Test

Job Summary

Under indirect & supervision installs, troubleshoots, repairs, replaces, calibrates, tests, adjusts, inspects, modifies, operates, checks, maintains & lubricates a variety of different types of control, computer, alarm indicating & recording instruments & systems.

Performs maintenance on various digital & analog equipment & systems. Troubleshoots & repairs instrument & control equipment & systems from tie-in to final control element. Fabricates & operates test equipment. Records & analyzes calibration, repair & test data. Reads & works from blue prints, diagrams & drawings. Obtains & analyzes water samples to control chemistry. Assists & works with vendor representatives, operators, & other organizations. Uses & maintains test equipment & tools: Elect Test Equip, Mechanical Test Equip, & operates rigging, scaffolding, man lifts, forklifts, stake truck.

Directs the work & assists in training instrument & Control Technicians in training. Performs as a protection/job leader for other I & C Techs and other classifications. May act as senior leader or planner.

Advises the Operating Authority on the tagging & chemical systems to protect personnel & prevent equip damage. Provides training on equip & unit operation. Develops & writes operating instructions. Acts as a protection leader for vendors.

Key Accountabilities

* Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, replaces, calibrates, tests, adjusts, inspects, modifies, operates, checks, maintains & lubricates various equipment including but not limited to Automatic Controls; Distributive Controls & Monitoring Systems; Continuous Emission Monitoring; Programmable Logic Controllers; computer &/or PC based control systems. Microprocessor controls, turbine supervisory instruments; vibration monitors; AC/DC variable speed drivers; flame-scanners, opacity monitoring, analog/digital controls, fiber optics, data loggers, multi-point recorders & charts Meters, instruments & level detectors, multiplexing systems, industrial communication, fire detection/protection, chromatographs, oil meters, tachometers, potentiometers, cycle timers, control relays, thermo-couples, timing devices, control valves, actuators, alarm & tripping devices, coal scales & samplers, linear & rotary drives, etc.
* DCS Systems: Software/Hardware upgrades, troubleshoots, repairs. PC Based & Digital/Analog Systems: Installs, upgrades, troubleshoots, repairs, configures new & current systems. Backups & archives data. Programs devices & maintain backup data in the network library/disk library. Maintain computer hardware & software.
* Performs maintenance on equipment. Troubleshoot the component level; repairing/replacing (integrated circuits, transistors, vacuum tubes, resistors, capacitors, transformers, printed circuit boards).
* Troubleshoots & corrects a wide variety of problems with electronic, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic failures to systems
* Installs & repairs tubing, fabrication & compound bends, as it applies to instrumentation, works with mech fittings as pipe nipples, tees, elbows, bushings, reducers, compression, flare, etc. Sweat solders & performs minor brazing. Run lengths of seal tight, wire internal panel, fabricate instrument racks, & install small electrical boxes. Work with electrical connectors for instrument work. Repairs control/regulating valves & trim replacement/packing installation.
* Installs & maintains & repairs laboratory & field equip with Plant Water Chemistry. Maintains chemistry records. Performs samples required by local, state or federal regulatory agencies.
* Uses chemicals when analyzing samples & servicing equipment. Order chemical reagents. Acts as a first responder in the event of chlorinating equip spills & leaks. Performs cleanup & proper disposal for mercury spills
* Maintains records of repairs, calibration data, environmental data. Responsible for operation, troubleshooting & repair of CEM equipment to ensure operational & regulatory compliance. Prepares a list of parts & material for submittal supervision for approval.
* Understands blueprints, diagrams, schematics, vendor manuals, computer databases & drawings for calibration, modification & troubleshooting. Uses charts, curves, tables, graphs, formulas & calculations. Updates, revises and creates plant documents. Provides technical support to plant groups on complex electrical & electronic control schemes, and provides technical support to off-site groups & external customers.


* Must have a High School Diploma or GED and satisfactorily completed two years of formal course work containing topics commonly found in high school college prep courses in algebra and physics. Documentation of these courses will be required prior to final selection.
* Must be an Instrument and Control Tech A or have at least four and one-half years of equivalent instrument and control experience including two years of process controls systems experience.
* Satisfactory physical examination.
* Must take the Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) test and attain a "Recommended" score. Employees performing this same job in a satisfactory manner, or who have performed the job for at least six months are not required to take a test. A PRACTICE TEST CAN BE FOUND ON THE DTE CLICK ON CAREERS LINK; CLICK ON HIRING PROCESS; CLICK ON SKILLS TESTING.
* If applicable, must successfully complete an 8-10 week training course at the Training and Development Center which will be your assigned location throughout the training period.
* Skills demonstration may be required for those outside of the 223 Power Generation Bargaining Unit.
* Shift work may be required.

Nearest Major Market: Monroe

Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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