Share this Job

Dredge & Pump Technician(s)

Apply now »

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Centralia, WA, US

Company: TransAlta



“Energizing the Future.”


TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia, providing municipalities, industries, and businesses with safe, low-cost, and reliable clean electricity. For over 111 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and proud community-member where its employees work and live. We are committed to fostering a dynamic, productive, and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountabilities, strong leadership, and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


For more information about TransAlta, visit our website at,


Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


It is our collective mission to ensure that every single employee feels a sense of inclusion and belonging and can show up to work as their true authentic self. TransAlta is committed to hiring a diverse workforce including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. TransAlta believes that diversity enhances the quality of its performance, is an essential element to effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture.




TransAlta Centralia Mining is hiring! We are looking to hire eight (8) Dredge and Pump Technicians to support our dredging and fine coal recovery ponds project. Reporting directly to the Supervisor, Mine, you are accountable for safely operating and maintaining pond dredging equipment and processes.


This is a union role under the IUOE Local 612. The base hourly rate for this position is up to $35.22/hr and the work schedule is 4 x 12 hr shifts, four days (or nights) on and four days (or nights) off.




  • Record data into shift reports to monitor production and positioning
  • Perform general maintenance tasks on pumping and dredging equipment
  • Operate slurry pumps and dredge
  • Operate hand tools, drills, power saws and other equipment as required.
  • Read and document process production numbers from in-line meters.
  • Operate mine equipment for set up and moving of pumps /dredges including, dozer, loader, excavator, manlift, skid steers, light duty pickups
  • Perform rigging and winching
  • Identify preventative maintenance needs
  • Accountable to ensure all work is performed safely and within TransAlta's/ MSHA policies, procedures, standards
  • Accountable for providing input on the operational and maintenance plan




We are looking for the following must-have qualifications and experience:


  • Mechanical/electrical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot defective systems
  • Ability to operate manlift, forklift, skid steer, power tools
  • Heavy Equipment Operator experience with Loader, Excavator, Dozer
  • Rigging and winching
  • Computer and GPS skills
  • Ability to work on and around water safely




  • Successful completion of pre-employment testing by the successful candidate(s) is a condition of employment


** Please note that all internal IUOE members will be considered prior to considering external candidates. 



Become part of our TransAlta team today! We look forward to reviewing your application. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner to the best of our abilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the recruitment process.


Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.