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Equipment Operators (Seasonal)

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Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Duffield, AB, CA

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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TransAlta’s Sundance and Keephills Plants, located approximately 75km west of Edmonton, is currently seeking to fill eight (8) seasonal positions - Equipment Operators. Reporting to the Supervisor, Reclamation Centre, the Equipment Operators are responsible for the safe operation of heavy equipment for the purposes of seasonally dictated reclamation activities and winter snow removal. Other general reclamation activities will be performed as required. 


This is a union position covered under the IBEW Local 254 collective agreement.




  • Operation of heavy equipment (farm and construction)

  • Keephills ash lagoon operations

  • Farming           

  • Spraying / weed control

  • Cenosphere salvage and bagging

  • Rental property maintenance




  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in heavy equipment operation

  • Grade 12 completion or equivalent required

  • Proficient in basic computer applications

  • Experience with carpentry and construction

  • Commitment to working in a team environment




  • 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.