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 Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
The Scheduler (Maintenance & Construction) position supports Energy Operations and requires monitoring, planning and scheduling of gas and electric workloads, working with union employees, Field Leaders, Team Leaders, Statewide Planning.
Applicant must be willing to travel and work flexible hours as needed for storm restoration and scheduling coverage.
Responsibility involves coordination of materials with Supply Chain, coordination of equipment and vehicles with Fleet Services, the assigning and tracking workload, interpreting monthly work plans when create weekly schedules, conducting weekly meetings, and supporting the storm operations.
Additional responsibilities will include supporting the CE Way through problem solving and waste elimination initiatives.
Storm support is also a requirement of the role and may include dispatching / ARCOS support / wire guard support, or any other tasks needed to support storm operations.
Employee will be required to become efficient with OMS (Outage Management Systems) and any other additional storm support systems as needed.
This position also requires excellent communication skills, customer service, teamwork, the ability to read construction prints, understanding order types, capital and O&M, intermediate Excel skills, and the ability to create and present PowerPoint presentations.
This position may be located at the Flint or Saginaw, MichiganService Center and will involve travel to the Saginaw,MichiganWMC as needed for meetings or scheduling/dispatch support.
College level courses or a degree in a scientific or technical field.
Natural Gas or Electric Utility experience.
Operations scheduling experience.
SAP (back office) and basic CRM7 (front office).
Knowledgeable in Service Suite (OMAR).
Proficient Microsoft Excel and basic PowerPoint skills.
Storm support experience.
Performs technical support functions and more complex tasks including establishing workload and organizing and conducting assignments according to deadlines.
Sets up tech support systems including record maintenance, data submission, and project management.
Provides backup department support.
Prepares reports, and tech support material as directed from time to time.
Performs or establishes procedures for tech support functions and actions including records, tracking of information, maintaining logs/spreadsheet, and other similar technical support.
Under general direction, prepares special or one-time reports, summaries, or replies to inquiries, selecting relevant information from a variety of sources such as reports, documents, correspondence, other areas of the Company, etc.
Ensures that requests for action or information are relayed to appropriate staff members; ensures that information is furnished in a timely manner; decides whether a higher authority should be notified of important or emergency matters.
Periodically evaluates process and program effectiveness and takes action to maintain continuous improvement.
Follows all safety rules and procedures and contributes to the safety of co-workers and the general public.
Have aptitude and ability to learn and perform the duties of the job including learning new designs reflecting new equipment.
Successfully be able to evaluate design alternatives to determine safest and most economical designs.
Willing and able to follow instruction, assist in training of co-workers, and cooperate with other employees and customers.
Performs responsibilities in a manner that clearly shows effective communication and cooperation and that promotes open exchange of information, respect, high ethical standards and professionalism.
Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
Hours and Travel
Meet travel requirements of the position.
Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.
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 files, books, office equipment, etc., and may infrequently 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.
Employee will occasionally be required to walk on uneven surfaces with loose gravel, mud, snow and ice.
This Job opening is posted for a minimum of three (3) calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.v
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.
Nearest Major Market: Flint
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit
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