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Consumers Energy Company TECHNICIAN III Corrosion Technician/Distribution in Livonia, 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 SummaryThe GAM-DIMP department is responsible for compliance related tracking and maintaining of the cathodic protection status of the distribution steel piping throughout the state. The GAM Technician is one of the most critical positions in the corrosion department here at Consumers Energy since they touch every aspect of the work from initial survey down to remediation and repairs. The GAM Technicians partner with local OMC Gas Lines Worker-Cathodic employees and distribution crews since the GAM Technicians are the local SMEs when it comes to the system in their headquarters. The majority of the work (roughly 85%) of the GAM Technician is office related and approximately 15% of the time is spent in the field assisting the Gas Lines Worker-Cathodic employees. The GAM Technicians build a relationship with the local resources and their expertise is constantly requested during the day to day work that the local resources complete. This day to day interaction is crucial because it allows for the proactive and real-time identification and installation of cathodic protection devices which saves time and money. The crews can meet with the GAM Technician on projects that they are currently working on, and the GAM Technician can walk them through cathodic installations that can be completed at the same time as the crews are completing non-cathodic related work.Primary Responsibilitiesand#8226;Creating capital and OM repair orders in SAPand#8226;Designing the boundaries of the sectorsand#8226;Securing permits for cathodic work across the stateand#8226;Designing impressed current systems (rectifiers)and#8226;Assisting OMC technicians in the field with sector diagnosticand#8226;Creating Bi-monthly SAP orders, annual survey orders, and Sector diagnosticand#8226;Coordinating interference testing at quarterly meetings through the Michigan Electrolysis Committee with foreign utilitiesand#8226;Building weekly work-plan schedules for the local OMC Gas Lines Worker Cathodic employees and monitor that schedule daily to make sure work is being completedand#8226;Dispatch the work orders to the field devices for the weekly work plan schedulesand#8226;Attending weekly schedule meetings and partner with local distribution groups to make sure that repair work is completed in a timely mannerand#8226;Monitoring compliance dates daily through Inspection managerand#8226;Creating Non-leak Maintenance orders in SAPand#8226;Adding test points to the GCCP that were installed by crews during completion of non-cathodic related work ordersand#8226;Working with Regulatory Services during MPSC audits and inquiriesand#8226;Compile information in sector folders for the OMC Gas Lines Worker Cathodic employeesand#8226;Review prints and work orders for cathodic information for DPE and other design groupsand#8226;Review SAP work orders completed by distribution and contractors for cathodic related informationand#8226;Supply SME insight and information for projects including main replacements.This position will be based out of the Livonia Service CenterRequired Qualificationsand#8226;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, militar