CAD Operator - Mechanical
DTE Energy - Detroit, MI

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Job Summary

Create and/or update mechanical drawings, using Microstation CAD software, as directed by management, to develop accurate records for DTE Gas Transmission facilities. Incumbent works in accordance with detailed policies & procedures and/or specific instructions. Span of control: 0; this is an individual contributor job.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare detailed plan and section views of industrial mechanical piping components & equipment, under the direction of designer, engineer or supervisor, utilizing existing records, sketches & photographs
  • Must be available to assist with obtaining field measurements for construction projects, within the State of Michigan, as necessary

  • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years mechanical CAD experience (Microstation V8 2004 / IRASB or above preferred, AutoCAD background will be considered)
  • Minimum of 2 years of mechanical piping experience including familiarity with welded, flanged and threaded process piping assembly and installation
  • General understanding of isometric & schematic drawings
  • Overview of basic electrical drafting knowledge (schematic, ladder, etc.) will be helpful but not required
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all levels of individuals within and outside the company
  • Competent in the ability to prioritize and manage multiple project issues, tasks or initiatives
  • Work well in a team structure that supports new and evolving responsibilities
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and database type programs with minimal instruction or guidance
  • May require initial and/or periodic drug or fitness for duty testing
  • Must possess a valid Michigan drivers license
  • Must receive a recommended score on a pre-hire assessment.
About DTE Energy

DTE Energy is a Fortune 500 company based in Detroit, MI. We are a diversified energy company, involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Our operating units include DTE Electric Company, an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, DTE Gas Company, a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on coal and gas mid-stream services, power and industrial projects, unconventional gas production and energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Function


Primary Location

Michigan-Southeast Michigan-Detroit

Downtown HQ: WCB (Walker Cisler Building)

One Energy Plaza



Job Type


Is this position covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement?


Skills Testing Required


This position is a Department of Transportation (DOT) covered position and must pass DOT drug screen and is subject to random drug testing.


NERC-CIP Authorization: This position will require authorized unescorted access (cyber and/or physical) to NERC-CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corp. — Critical Infrastructure Protection Cyber Security Standards) controlled assets or documents?


CFATS Authorization: This position will require authorized unescorted access to restricted areas and/or access to critical assets of a CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards) designated High Risk Chemical Facility?


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