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Mechanical Maintenance Technician

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Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta

Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


The Operations Maintenance Technician - Mechanical (OMT-M) is responsible for ensuring safe, reliable and efficient maintenance of power station equipment to meet operating standards and production needs. Working as part of a multi-skilled team, the OMT M will be involved in all aspects of plant maintenance.


The OMT M will troubleshoot, repair, fabricate and maintain mechanical equipment across the Fort Saskatchewan units. The OMT M is a member of an internal workforce that works on routine plant maintenance, plant turnarounds, plant projects, and/or backfilling employees who are on projects. Work can involve diverse work assignments across the Fort Saskatchewan units.



  • Planning course of action and a sequence of steps to ensure that goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Execution of planned routine and forced outage maintenance to deliver budgeted results.
  • Implement appropriate standards/procedures for maintenance of critical systems.
  • Troubleshoot problems with plant mechanical equipment.
  • Provide leadership in root cause analysis for critical mechanical systems; ensure timely follow-up and ensure corrective actions are implemented.
  • Ensure engineered changes are effectively integrated into existing systems per Management of Change guidelines.
  • Inform Supervisor and Plant Engineers if equipment is operating outside of its design operating envelope
  • Identify opportunities/scope for plant productivity reliability safety and environmental performance enhancements, including problem definitions and recommended solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership in design of new proposed mechanical systems and assist with commissioning, training and spare parts strategies.
  • Coordinate and manage contract resources as required to complete objectives
  • Plan and Execute Work Orders and PMs as assigned to a high standard of quality
  • Update accurate history documents for equipment worked on.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Successful applicants must have a Grade 12 High school Diploma (GED accepted).
  • Qualification as Journeyman in one or more of the following trades is required: Welders, Millwrights, Machinists, Pipefitters and Heavy-Duty Mechanics.
  • 5 years power plant maintenance experience.
  • Use SAP for maintenance activities including a strong commitment to Work Management process.
  • Must have a valid class 5 Alberta driver's license.
  • Has demonstrated experience in trouble shooting and analyzing equipment performance problems and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mechanical systems.
  • Must have basic computer skills, including the ability to send and retrieve email and access company web pages through the Internet.
  • Maintain a high profile for safety for himself and his co-workers
  • Must be able to work varying shifts if required.
  • Must be comfortable working at extreme heights.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work safely and effectively in a team environment, as well as with minimal supervision.


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

Come on board!


Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. This position will require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance.