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Mine Electrician (MSHA Certified)

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Date: Jul 25, 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.




We are looking to hire a Mine Certified MSHA Electrician to join our Centralia Mine team. The Mine Electrician will be accountable for maintaining all mine electrical infrastructure, performing monthly MSHA electrical inspections (facilities, cords etc.), completing all low and high voltage electrical work, and must oversee contractors installing new electrical equipment. The Mine Electrician will also be assigned to mechanical and operational accountabilities to sustain Mine reclamation and compliance work. 


This is a full-time, safety-sensitive union position under the IUOE Local 612B. The base hourly rate for the Mine Electrician is up to $35.41 / hour.  


WHAT YOU WILL DO (Responsibilities)


  • Safely maintains Mine electrical infrastructure; high and low voltage
  • Performs monthly MSHA electrical inspections (facilities, materials etc.)
  • Oversees electrical contractors to MSHA standards
  • Travels safely on gravel or rough dirt roads, and through mud or rain as necessary from one location in the open pit coal mine to another
  • Troubleshoot resolve electrical and mechanical issues
  • Assists with Mine maintenance work
  • Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and supervisor(s)
  • Ensure MSHA, safety and environmental regulation compliance


WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU (Qualifications)


  • Possesses an electrical certificate
  • Possesses M.S.H.A. coal mine electrical certificate
  • Journeyman level electrician with a minimum of four (4) years experience
  • Working knowledge of N.E.C. codes
  • Exposure to working on and around low, medium and high voltage
  • Electronic and PLC knowledge
  • Allen Bradley, ABB
  • Terex MT 4400, 685 Haul Pac truck systems experience
  • AC and DC motor and generator experience
  • Coal processing and belt drive systems
  • Electrical construction
  • Remove welding experience
  • Light and heavy duty equipment maintenance a plus
  • Ability to work independently, self-directed and ability to make sound electrical decisions




  • Able to work in high, confined and hazardous spaces and work at a face pace
  • Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written)
  • Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others



Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive, and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.


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.