Sr Technician

CMS Energy Essexville , MI 48732

Posted 6 months ago

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Job Summary

In this Technician role, your areas of responsibility will include:

  • laboratory safety
  • wet laboratory analysis and technique
  • fuel and oil sampling and analysis.
  • daily water quality monitoring
  • ensuring equipment/instrumentation performance and reliability waste water treatment
  • environmental monitoring sampling, testing and reporting.


  • Associate Degree in the requisite scientific or technical field (48 scientific or technical credit hours as measured on a semester basis)

The following skills and experience will set you apart from others:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Environmental Science, other fields of Science or Mathematics

  • Storm Water Industrial Certified

  • Knowledgeable of coal laboratory analysis

  • Knowledgeable of Mills Fineness tests and sampling techniques

  • Knowledgeable of Ion Chromatograph testing techniques

  • Knowledgeable of Fossil Fuel Plants boiler water chemistry

  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) skills

  • Familiarity with the thermodynamic steam cycle, power plant system components as well as environmental monitoring and regulatory compliance

  • Knowledge of analytical laboratory equipment and instrumentation, mechanical equipment (pumps, valves, etc.), and high quality water production (RO, ion exchange, filtration)

  • Fit Respirator tested for APR respirator and or SCBA

Essential Functions

Under direct supervision, the Technician performs a variety of standard/routine tasks and technical work following established procedures. Tasks performed may include collecting/calculating data; basic testing in the field of specialization; maintaining and repairing less complex equipment; calibrating instruments; preparing engineering drawings, maps, finished drawings, graphic exhibits (utilizing the appropriate electrical, mechanical or civil engineering design theory); environmental testing; developing and troubleshooting computer systems; laboratory testing; and performing standard calculations/calibrations in an accurate manner using established scientific formulae. In short, the Technician would complete tasks within standard practices and procedures, while seeking advice of senior employees/supervisors on unusual situations. The Technician may assist in analysis/design of more complex projects.

Travel Requirements

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 finger, 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 pumps, valves, motors, gauges, other operating or lab equipment, books, paper, laptop computer, etc., and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 40 pounds

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