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Consumers Energy IC/E TECH (CMS Enterprises - Dearborn, Michigan) in Dearborn, Michigan

CMS Enterprises owns and operates independent power generating plants, natural gas assets and an energy marketing group for the non-utility segment of CMS Energy's business. We are proud of our strong history of reliably serving our utility, municipal, commercial and industrial customers. Equally important to us is our role as a responsible corporate citizen through environmental stewardship and providing direct and indirect employment opportunities and other economic benefits to the communities we serve. Our strategy is focused on continued exceptional financial results through strong operations and safety performance, optimization of our assets, and disciplined growth in the domestic energy sector.


This position is available at our Dearborn Industrial Generation facility in Dearborn, Michigan. The Dearborn Industrial Generation (DIG) is a combined natural gas and blast furnace gas-fueled power plant located in Dearborn, Michigan adjacent to the Ford Rouge industrial complex. The facility is capable of generating up to 810 MW of electricity and 1.2 million pounds per hour of steam. The plant is comprised of one simple cycle gas turbine, two high-efficiency natural gas combined cycle units with heat recovery steam generators, three blast furnace gas/natural gas boilers, and one steam turbine. DIG provides AK Steel, Inc. and Ford Motor Company with steam to serve their heating and processing needs. DIG sells its capacity and energy into the MISO market.

Supervisory Relations

This position reports to the Maintenance Superintendent.


The IC/E Tech:

  • Is responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of the power facility while assigned on shift.

  • Operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, and instrumentation.

  • This equipment includes, but is not limited to the gas turbine, steam turbine, generators, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), air compressors, water treatment equipment, demineralizers, motors, pumps, diesel generators, and other auxiliary equipment.

  • Strictly adheres to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees and public safety.

Your duties will include:

  • Supports the Maintenance Superintendent in the proper operation of the combined cycle generating facility with minimal guidance or assistance.

  • Competently operates and maintains all plant equipment.

  • Capable of operating plant equipment locally via PLC panel interfaces.

  • Communicates plant issues and keeps Operations & Maintenance Managers fully informed of plant operations, unusual conditions, and faulty equipment.

  • Fully supports the use of a computerized maintenance management system (7i) by displaying proficiency in using the system, entering data consistent with fellow employees, and dedication to the facility maintenance philosophy.

  • Thoroughly records equipment problems in 7i via notifications and documents maintenance actions taken on work order forms.

  • Handles corrective maintenance and preventive maintenance work orders in a timely and high-quality manner.

  • Shows diligence in documenting spare parts usage and re-ordering.

  • Reads meters, gauges, or automatic devices to record data such as the temperature of equipment, vibration of equipment, hours of operation, pressure, and fluid levels to verify operating conditions.

  • Visually inspects and listens to equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment, or lubrication.

  • Maintains and troubleshoots electronic, electrical, mechanical, and other equipment for the plant, electric, and gas distribution and transmission systems.

  • Resolves computer problems with process control software.

  • Receives reports, electrical diagrams, and correspondence; reviews, processes, or maintains documentation for reference.

  • Consults with manufacturers' service technicians, contractors, and vendor representatives to discuss problems, schedule installs, and evaluate costs for necessary parts, supplies, or repairs.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Reviews, edits, develops, manages, and interprets documents and drawings utilized for the purposes of maintaining, constructing, testing, and removing equipment and facilities generation electrical systems.

  • Makes design decisions in regards to electronic, electrical, mechanical, and structural aspects of equipment and facilities utilized for power generation & support systems.

  • Consults with supervisors, operators, technicians, manufacturers, vendors, subject matter experts, and engineers to review assigned area needs, discuss problems, prioritize work, and provide technical expertise.

  • Be able to analyze complex problems, recommend alternatives, and take corrective action.

  • Implement standard designs to complete projects, as scoped, by engineers and supervisors.

  • Performs other related duties as required. Uses facility operating procedures and equipment technical manuals to operate, maintain and repair facility equipment and ensures equipment is operated within acceptable parameters.

  • Opens and closes circuit breakers as required for proper system operation and electrical isolation.

  • Performs capital project and/or major program responsibilities as assigned by Plant Management.

  • Sets up and operates various tools and instruments to repair parts and equipment.

  • Diagnoses cause of mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment.

  • Repairs, replaces, dismantles, and examines defective parts along with lubricating and cleaning parts.

  • Operates, calibrates, troubleshoots, rebuilds complex control valves. Includes identifying & ordering parts as needed for a timely rebuild.

  • Uses test equipment to calibrate and repair plant instrumentation and electrical circuits.

  • Assists in troubleshooting and inspecting programmable logic controllers, plant control systems, and distributive control systems including control card replacement and wiring terminations.

  • Assists with repairs of plant instrumentation and plant equipment.

  • Identifies and resolves Predictive Emissions Monitoring System (PEMS) problems.

  • Performs RAAs as required using the DIG Emissions trailer.

  • Assists in performing calibrations and gas bottle change-outs.

  • Reads, understands, and complies with all regulatory procedures and facility safety programs.

  • Assists with compliance of all plant environmental permits.

  • Works shift hours, overtime, and irregular hours as needed to support reliable operation of the facility.

  • Performs general housekeeping and continuous improvement of the facility. Maintains the cleanliness of all areas of the plant.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma OR GED.

  • A minimum of 3 years as an electrician/HVAC in an energy industry or equivalent experience in a maintenance/repair related field.

  • Demonstrates ability to read and understand electrical drawings, equipment assembly drawings, technical manuals, and job-related policies and procedures.

  • Possesses rudimentary knowledge of equipment repair.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and take direction from others.

  • Ability to use analytical judgment to plan and perform diversified work, making decisions within prescribed limitations.

  • Previous experience with HVAC, motors, valves and power generation equipment.

Hours and Travel

  • Ability to work shift work, overtime as needed, essentially any schedule including nights weekends, and holidays.

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

Occasionally (O) Frequently (F) Constantly (C) 0-33% AWD 33-66% AWD 67% - 100% AWD (AWD = Average Work Day)

Using the above chart, identify with each activity below, the frequency that the activity takes place in the average work day.

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. (C)

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist. Requires full use of lower extremities and back muscles. (C)

  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on one knee or both knees. (C)

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. (C)

  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. (C)

  • Sitting: Sitting upright in the work area to perform duties. (O)

  • Crawling: Positioning the body so that weight is evenly distributed on both hands and knees on a flat surface. (O)

  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time. (C)

  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. (C)

  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. (F)

  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. (F)

  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Requires substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. (F)

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. (C)

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. (C)

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. (C)

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40-dB loss at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts. (C)

  • Heavy Work - Exerting up to 70 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up-to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up-to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The recommended maximum weight for employees to lift without the aid of other employees or a lifting device is 35 pounds.

  • Visual Acuity Requirements including Color, Depth Perception, & Field of Vision.

  • Machine Operator (including inspection) - This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices, assembly, or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.


The worker is subject to:

  • Inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.

  • The worker is required to wear personal protective equipment.

  • Outside environmental conditions: Minimal protection from weather conditions and temperature changes.

  • Extreme heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour during a work shift.

  • Extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour during a work shift.

  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, and exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

  • Atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

  • Oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

  • Prolonged, irregular working hours.


  • Temperaments applying to this job include:

  • Performing repetitive or short cycle work.

  • Influencing people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgements.

  • Working alone or apart, in physical isolation from others.

  • Attaining precise set limits, tolerances, and standards.

  • Working under specific instructions.

  • Dealing with people from multiple functions.

  • Making judgments and decisions.

  • Dealing with changing priorities.

  • Giving direction to others without having formal authority.

  • Working under pressure to meet specific deadlines.

  • Able to handle sudden high levels of stress and physical activity.

  • Dealing with unplanned schedule changes, call-ins, and prolonged working hours.


  • A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.

  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

  • Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

  • Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" employment relationship

Application Deadline This Job opening is posted for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.