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Consumers Energy TECHNICIAN III in Jackson, Michigan

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.

Department Summary

This position is within the Substation Design & Standards (SD&S) Division of the High Voltage Distribution (HVD) Engineering Department. The division is responsible for all electric substation layout engineering and design for both high- and low-voltage distribution systems of Consumers Energy.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Technician will complete electrical layout designs for High Voltage substations of varying complexity utilizing MicroStation CAD software. The majority of employee's work to be completed in office, but some field work is required.

Primary responsibility of the position

  • The completion of electric layout and site drawings. Material selection will also be required. Other duties may include the inspection of electrical substation spill prevention plans for recertification and giving engineering support to internal and external clients for construction projects designed by the employee (by phone or on-site).


  • Candidate must possess a two-year associate degree in the requisite scientific or technical field (48 scientific or technical credit hours as measured on a semester basis). Electrical Background (preferred).

  • Drafting experience is required.

  • MicroStation or CAD etc. 3D drafting experience is preferred.

The 48 scientific or technical credit hours can be obtained through colleges, technical institutes, licensed apprenticeship programs, trade schools, or military programs. Further, some employees in this job family may be required to possess local, state or federal licenses and/or certifications in order to carry out their assigned job duties.

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 (https://jst.doded.mil), 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.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains and troubleshoots electronic, electrical, mechanical, and other equipment for plant, electric and gas distribution and transmission systems. Repairs, calibrates and/or programs electronic components.

  • Repairs and/or replaces transfer switchgear for generators, motor control panels, pump controls, valves, cables, and adjustable frequency drives.

  • Resolves computer problems with process control software.

  • Operates and maintains electronic equipment, diagnostic instruments, and software in performance of assigned duties, specifically: computers, volt meters, amp meters, electrical tools, electronic tools, and telemetering, and process control software.

  • Receives reports, electrical diagrams, and correspondence; reviews, processes, or maintains documentation for reference.

  • Consults with manufacturers' service technicians, contractors, and vendor representatives to discuss problems, schedule installs, and evaluate costs for necessary parts, supplies, or repairs.

  • Performs other related duties as required. Reviews, edits, develops, manages, and interprets documents and drawings utilized for the purposes of maintaining, constructing, testing, and removing equipment and facilities for plant, electric, and gas distribution and transmission systems.

  • Makes design decisions with regard to electronic, electrical, mechanical, civil, and structural aspects of equipment and facilities utilized for plant, electric, and gas distribution and transmission.

  • 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 finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is often 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 require moving materials weighing up to 40 pounds.

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.