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Date:  Sep 5, 2023

Kalgoorlie, WA, AU

Company:  TransAlta
Job Type:  Full time - Salaried
Work Arrangement:  Full Time Office

Operations & Maintenance Technician (Electrician) – South Goldfields



“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.



TransAlta operates and maintains 6 Power Stations in Western Australia. With a 25-year history in the Western Australia, we provide safe, clean and reliable power to large mining and industrial customers and have invested significantly in stable, long-term contracts.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled Operations & Maintenance Technician (OMT) to join our team in Kalgoorlie. Reporting to the Plant Manager, South Goldfields and with day-to-day functional interaction and communication with the Plant Manager, RCC.


The Southern System Maintenance Technicians will have an overall focus on the safe and efficient Maintenance of TransAlta’s operating assets in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The base location for this position is at TransAlta’s Parkeston Power Station, is primarily day shift with occasional night shift duties and is a residential position. Travel to all operating sites is also a requirement of this position. 



  • Support and contribute to a safe working team environment of open communication and collaboration
  • Carry out maintenance and planning activities in line with the Work Management Process
  • Generation and recording of Work Orders into SAP work management system
  • Troubleshoot problems with plant equipment for the purpose of supply restoration and minimise downtime
  • Mentor new staff members in the maintenance department
  • Daily collaboration with Regional Control System Operators on plant performance and daily required maintenance schedule
  • Undertake projects to optimise plant performance



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

  • Electrical trade qualification and hold (or ability to obtain) a WA electrical licence
  • A Valid C class Australian Drivers licence (manual transmission)
  • Proven experience in electrical & instrumentation maintenance of a mineral processing plant
  • Working knowledge of power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Knowledge of process technologies and equipment including working with SCADA/Citect/HMI systems



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

  • Certificate IV in Instrumentation
  • HV Switching Ticket
  • Working knowledge of SAP or similar work management system
  • High Risk Work Licences - Forklift, EWP
  • Experience in Aeroderivative or Heavy-Duty Gas Turbines 



Transalta offers a competitive remuneration package including:

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Family friendly roster
  • Work/life balance initiatives
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Access to financial assistance for medical travel & accommodation


Successful candidates will be required to provide a valid Police Clearance (within the last six months) and undertake a pre-employment medical.


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.


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