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Technician II

Date: Sep 28, 2021


Company: Consumers Energy

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.


Department Summary

This position is located within Gas Engineering / Gas Asset Management / Distribution Pipeline Engineering (DPE) department and will report to the DPE Design Lead.  DPE is responsible for designing and preparing Gas Distribution Pipeline work orders for construction of major system improvement work that includes Civic Gas Main and Service Relocations, System Augments, Enhanced Infrastructure Replacement Projects, New Business, Further Actions and other programs that support the goals and objectives of Gas Asset Management (GAM).


Job Description/Responsibilities

The technician applies company design and construction standards to develop detailed non-routine engineering designs and construction specifications for gas main and service.  A CAD environment is used in the development of detailed gas distribution system construction drawings.  The design technician will be involved with planning, monitoring and facilitating the progress of projects through the System Application process to meet internal and external customer needs.  Other job responsibilities will include, updating the Decision Analysis Project Planning (DAPP) database; initiating material procurement in advance of construction; adhering to permitting specifications within local governmental agencies; and the application of standards contained in the Gas Distribution Engineering Manual (GDEM).


Positions open in various locations.



  • A two-year associate degree in a scientific or technical field, or 48 scientific or technical credit hours as measured on a semester basis. (The 48 scientific or technical credit hours can be obtained through colleges, technical institutes, licensed apprenticeship programs, trade schools, military programs, etc.).
  • 1+ years of experience
  • Candidates who do not meet the 48 scientific technical credit hours (education requirements), but have significant applicable experience in lieu of required education, may be placed within the Technical Support Job Family.
  • A demonstrated proficiency in Computer Aided Design (CAD).
    For further consideration, please remember to upload your College Transcript(s) [official OR unofficial] and supporting documentation into the "Supporting Documents" section of your Application.
    Military applicants can request a Joint Services Transcript (, which provides descriptions of military schooling and work history in civilian language; it also provides credit recommendations with semester hours and level of the credit by the American Council on Education.
    The following skills and experience may set you apart:
  • MicroStation design experience
  • AutoCAD design experience
  • Natural gas pipeline design experience
  • Process, plant or utility design experience
  • Civil or Survey design experience
  • A demonstrated proficiency in SAP Software
  • Intermediate and/or Advanced Gas Main design training. Project Management experience
  • Construction Plan/Print Reading

    Essential Functions
  • Receives reports, and correspondence; reviews, processes, or maintains documentation for reference.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Reviews, edits, develops, manages, and interprets documents and drawings utilized for the purposes of maintaining, constructing, gas distribution systems.
  • Makes design decisions regarding the gas distribution system.
  • 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.
  • Regular attendance is expected.

    Hours and Travel
  • Meet travel requirements of the position.
  • Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.

    Physical Demands
    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; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as, books, paper, laptop computer, etc., and may require moving materials weighing up to 40 pounds.  The recommended maximum weight for employees to lift without the aid of other employees or lifting device is 35 pounds.  

    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
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.

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