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Date:  Feb 12, 2024

Centralia, WA, US

Company:  TransAlta
Job Type:  Full time - Hourly
Work Arrangement:  Ineligible



“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 of effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture. 




TransAlta is currently seeking multiple Fuel Equipment Operators to join our Centralia team. You will provide mobile and stationary equipment operation and support for power plant fueling, ash removal, and cola yard cleaning operations. 

This is a full-time, safety sensitive position. The successful candidate will be required to complete pre-employment testing.



Collective Bargaining Agreement: IBEW




  • Operates all equipment used in fuel handling, construction and maintenance of Plant properties.
  • Operates computer control systems including conveyors and related equipment in fuel handling.
  • Performs normal operating care maintenance on fuel handling equipment as required.
  • Cleanup and other duties as assigned.




To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following must-have qualifications and experience:

  • Experience on computerized equipment
  • Knowledge of computers with ability to learn programs and equipment specific to coal handling
  • Effective (English) written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work and participate in a “team” setting
  • Must be proficient at multi-tasking
  • Valid driver’s license


Nice to Haves


The following qualifications and/or experience are desirable, but not essential:

  • 2 to 5 years heavy equipment experience (preferably large dozer loader and forklift experience
  • Experience on operation of various conveyor systems
  • Construction, maintenance, or production related experience
  • Light equipment experience



  • Ability to climb on and off large equipment and tolerate all weather conditions



We offer our employees comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, annual incentives, and a rewards program. To learn more about we can energize your future, check out our new Employee Experience Booklet. 


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. 

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