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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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Date: Mar 14, 2023

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.


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Our Centralia Mine is looking to hire multiple experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanics to join our Mine Reclamation team in Centralia, WA. Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, as the Heavy Equipment Mechanic, you will be responsible for safely troubleshooting and performing repairs on major rolling stock equipment, both mechanical and electrical systems.


Work will be performed at TransAlta's mine reclamation site, work is seasonal and expected to be available from April to October 2023This position follows a 4 x 10 hr shift (Monday - Thursday) work schedule at an hourly rate of 36.89 per hr. 




  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and perform preventive and corrective maintenance repairs on major rolling stock equipment, with regard to mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems

  • Primary maintenance responsibilities: 

    • Terex MT4400 electric trucks

    • Hitachi 3500 loader

    • Cat wheel-loaders of various size

    • Cat 777 mechanical haul trucks

    • Cat D11R, D10R, D8R, D7R dozers

    • Komatsu D375, D475 dozers

    • Cat 657E Scraper

    • Cat 16H Motor Grader

    • Cat 323F Excavator

    • WA900 Komatsu loader

  • Secondary maintenance responsibilities: 

    • Light duty pickup, forklifts, and Class 8 service trucks

  • Knowledge in the following areas would be beneficial: air conditioning and welding




(Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for qualifications)


Need to have:

  • Should have 5 - 7 years of experience in working with heavy industrial equipment

  • Must be able to consistently work in a safe manner

  • Ability to understand and follow mine safety and mine production policies and procedures

  • Ability to problem solve independently

  • Ability to communicate clearly

  • Ability to hear clearly (corrected or uncorrected)

  • Must possess good visual acuity (corrected or uncorrected)

  • Ability to regularly climb ladders

  • Occasional lifting of 30-40 lbs

  • Ability to work in all types of weather

  • Must be able to attend job reliably

  • Available to work shift work




  • This position is safety-sensitive therefore successful completion of pre-employment testing is a condition of employment 


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.


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.