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Operations & Maintenance Technician

Date: Jan 14, 2019

Location: Kalgoorlie, WA, AU

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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.


Specific Accountabilities:


  • Compliance with all TransAlta Safety Policies, Standards and Procedures
  • Carrying out maintenance activities in line with the Work Management Process
  • Completing maintenance activities in a timely, competent and cost effective manner
  • Planning of Major and routine outages
  • Troubleshoot problems with plant equipment
  • Participate in Incident Investigations providing expert opinion in areas of expertise
  • Provide detailed reports during routine maintenance tasks and unplanned maintenance events
  • Training of new staff members in the maintenance department
  • Supervision of contract support staff ensuring safe work standards are maintained
  • Daily collaboration with Regional Control System Operators on plant performance and daily required maintenance schedule
  • Other duties as required and commensurate with role and qualifications


Behavioural Expectations:


  • Supports and contributes to and environment of open communication and collaboration amongst the entire team
  • Always delivers on commitments
  • Willing to provide assistance wherever required
  • Conducts all activities with a high level of integrity & in compliance with TransAlta’s corporate code of conduct
  • Shows respect at all times to colleagues, customers and contractors




  • Trade Qualified in either electrical or mechanical discipline or higher
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work safely both independently and in a team environment
  • Intermediate computer skills (email, word, spread sheet, and databases) are required
  • Must be able to work in hot & cold environments, at heights and within confined spaces
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to interpret mechanical, electrical and P&ID  drawings, specifications, and wiring diagrams


TransAlta offers a competitive remuneration package including private health insurance and eligibility for an annual bonus.


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

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