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Sr. MR&C Mechanical Field Support Engineer

Date: Jun 7, 2021

Location: Jackson, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy



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Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.


At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.





This position must be located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. Specific location is flexible. Successful candidate must be able to travel throughout Consumers Energy territory for various projects. Position is remote for the time being. Long term remote work or hybrid-remote work arrangement is available.




Metering, Regulation, & Controls (MR&C) Engineering is responsible for engineering and design of all gas Regulator Stations, City Gates, and Odorizers at Consumers Energy. MR&C Engineering also provides field and technical support for our partners in M&R Operations and distribution regulation operations.




The MR&C Mechanical Field Support Engineer (Sr. Engineer II/Sr. Eng. Technical Analyst II) has many responsibilities.  They frequently coordinate with other internal departments including; Operations, Supply Chain, other engineering disciplines, and many others.


As a Mechanical Field Support Engineer, your role would include, but may not be limited to the following responsibilities:


  • Project Engineering of moderate size emergent projects
  • Non-project related engineering field support
  • Product/process research
  • Procedure writing
  • Standard Work Instruction writing and ownership
  • Special projects such as specification ownership, process change management.
  • Consulting with accounting for capital policy decisions


Great coordination with transmission and distribution operations groups are important for this role. The ability to build and maintain strong working relationships and communicate effectively with a diverse group of professionals including operations employees and engineers will set the successful candidate apart. Examples of this work may include troubleshooting, providing engineering support to facilitate repair, or replacing a specific component at a regulator station or City Gate. Work may also include researching new and/or emerging technology to improve system safety, reliability, efficiency, or environmental impact. The successful candidate will also be expected to regularly utilize CE Way Methods to solve problems and eliminate waste through process development and improvement.

The mechanical field support engineer will regularly interact with other members of the MR&C Engineering team as well as peer engineering organizations including but not limited to transmission pipeline engineering, TED-I engineering, measurement engineering, and distribution pipeline engineering.


The Mechanical Field Support Engineer performs high-level complex technical engineering analysis and/or administrative tasks related to multiple systems or programs requiring the independent evaluation and coordination of alternative systems, designs, methods and techniques.  They are responsible for major modification of existing operations, equipment, procedures and/or the development and implementation of new methods.  They make decisions and exercise technical judgment within the scope of the system or project and makes final recommendations related to complete projects or multi-discipline problems.  




This position may be filled as a Sr. Engineer II or Sr. Engineering Technical Analyst II based on the following qualifications:


  • Senior Engineer II → Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited university, and a minimum of seven (7) or more years of applied engineering working experience.
  • Senior Engineering Technical Analyst II → Bachelor’s degree in a scientific/technical field, and a minimum of seven (7) years of related technical work experience; OR, Associate’s degree in a scientific/technical field, and a minimum of eleven (11) years of related technical work experience; OR, if no degree, a minimum of fifteen (15) years of related technical work experience.




  • Knowledge and/or experience in gas M&R (Metering & Regulation) equipment and facilities
  • Extensive experience as a M&R field operations employee in natural gas utility operations
  • Experience as a field operations supervisor in natural gas utility operations
  • Experience as a M&R field operations supervisor in natural gas utility operations
  • Experience in the engineering of natural gas regulation (M&R) facilities
  • Experience in the engineering of natural gas odorization and/or odorizer facilities
  • Knowledge and/or experience in utility operations
  • Application of utility business model
  • Ability to solve complex problems; taking new perspectives using existing solutions




This position requires the individual work a minimum of 40 hours per week (45-50 typical) with 70% of time spent in the office or specific field locations. Travel is required to job sites and project meetings and could be significant dependent upon location (up to 30%).  Individuals need to be willing to work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines or assist with storm restoration activities. Individual should be willing to participate in the on-call rotation in case of potential storms. Individual may have to work outside of assigned headquarters to help with storm restoration which may require overnight stays. Individuals must have a valid driver’s license.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.   The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty pounds. The recommended maximum weight for employees to lift without the aid of other employees of lifting device is 35lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The noise level on the construction site is often loud.  Individual must have the ability to work up to 16 continuous hrs. during emergent work.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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