Material Specialist

DTE Energy in Houston, TX

  • Industry: Energy/Power - Procurement/Purchasing
  • Type: Full Time
  • $41,190.00 - 73,570.00
position filled
The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple years
  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
  • Indeed s annual 50 Best Places to Work award for two years running
  • Metropolitan Detroit s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
  • J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
  • Professional Women s Magazine/Black EOE Journal Best of the Best
  • Computerworld s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
  • Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
  • Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award
    Job Summary

    Under the general direction of the Maintenance Manager, the position is responsible for the warehouse procurement and inventory activity, and operation of the maintenance management system inventory. Reporting to a manager, the position involves performing difficult and complex services requiring a high level of independent judgment, initiative and discretion. Results are reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies, procedures and practices.
    Key Accountabilities
  • Procures and purchases spare parts and materials for stock and non-stock
  • Evaluates vendors quote and services to determine most desirable supplier and provides recommendations
  • Ensures warehouse maintains adequate spares and consumable parts inventory
  • Expedites goods and material for stock and projects
  • Represents the plant in dealings with equipment vendors, parts suppliers and contractors delivering material to the plant
  • Prepares spaces and areas to store all items of all sizes, shapes and weights
  • Verifies that storage and maintenance of materials and equipment is according to the site procedures and vendor recommendations
  • Performs warehouse asset inventory
  • Prepares periodic warehouse progress reports
  • Maintains warehouse and storage locations in a safe and clean manner
  • Coordinates the safe unloading of all freights
  • Sets up, uses and maintains an inventory location system to effectively and rapidly retrieve items upon demand
  • Uses the inventory system to generate reports on what is in inventory and its value
  • Assists requestors of items that are needed for use to be removed from storage
  • Assists in other plant activities, as assigned, including maintenance assistance during overhauls
  • Responsible for inventory transactions and reporting
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Three years of experience with warehouse activities and power plant procurement
Other Qualifications
Other Requirements:
  • Thorough, demonstrated understanding of all aspects of warehousing, from receipt of the material and equipment, to when it is checked out of the warehouse.
  • Working knowledge of contract terms and conditions and the ability to administer supply type contracts
  • Technical knowledge of purchasing and inventory control
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate both verbally and in writing to internal and external audiences
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple simultaneous activities
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications, including Word and Excel; familiarity with email and knowledge of logistic type warehousing inventory systems
  • Proven ability to take tasks, assignments and projects from start to completion without significant supervision
  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization and employees report to both a functional leader and a business leader
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborate on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation and development)
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
Physical Demands
  • The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: stand or walk and stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively.
  • The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 25 pounds in weight.
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions
  • The employee generally performs job duties in a climate controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level. However, on an occasional basis the employee may be required to travel to project sites where noise levels and environmental conditions may vary.
Additional Information
Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.
Associated topics: analyst, contract, facility, performance, procure, proposal, saving, shipping, supply, supply chain

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