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RCC Operator

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Date: Nov 4, 2022

Location: Kalgoorlie, WA, AU

Company: TransAlta

WHO WE ARE

 

“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, www.transalta.com.

 

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.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

 

TransAlta Operates and Maintains Power Stations in Western Australia. With a 20-year history in the state, we provide a reliable power supply to large industrial customers and have invested significantly in stable, long-term contracts. TransAlta operates and maintains 6 Power Stations in Western Australia and they are all remotely operated from our Regional Control Centre (RCC). The RCC Operator provides daily control and decision making of the Power Stations and here is a chance to build and future proof your skills. Move between open and combined cycle plants with a mix of reciprocating engines, steam and gas turbines. Operate within an islanded network or be part of the peak demands on the state grid. Get prepared for the integration of solar and BESS.

 

The RCC Operator provides daily control and decision making of the Power Stations and here is a chance to build and future proof your skills. Move between open and combined cycle plants with a mix of reciprocating engines, steam and gas turbines. Operate within an islanded network or be part of the peak demands on the state grid. Get prepared for the integration of solar and BESS.  The base location for this residential position is at TransAlta’s Parkeston Power Station in Kalgoorlie.  The shift pattern is 2 days, 2 nights and 4 nights off.  We offer excellent working conditions and are looking to recruit a motivated team member who is keen to enhance their skills in a specialised field.  TransAlta offers a competitive remuneration package including private health insurance and eligibility for an annual bonus.

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

 

  • Manage the system in the most cost effective manner, maintaining safety of personnel

  • Detailed work orders on plant malfunctions will be created for planning of repairs

  • Record all relevant data collected after abnormal events, i.e. alarm logs, event logs + trends etc.

  • Log keeping of a high standard

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with plant equipment

  • Participate in incident investigations providing expert opinion in areas of expertise

  • Training of new staff members in the operations department

  • Daily collaboration with maintenance staff on plant performance and daily required maintenance schedule

 

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

 

  WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

 

  • Steam Turbine Operation and Advanced Boiler High Risk Work License

  • Trade qualified electrical discipline or higher, and hold a Western Australian electrical license 

  • Experienced in a control room environment (preferably power generation/distribution)

  • Previous operations knowledge with LM6000 gas turbines, reciprocating engines, steam turbine, solar, BESS and Citect

  • Grid connected (SWIS) and islanded networks

  • 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

  • Working knowledge of and the ability to interpret mechanical, electrical and P&ID drawings and specifications

 

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.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

 

As TransAlta continues to navigate through unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure prospective employees of our continued commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and that we are taking additional measures to help protect our employees and their families from contracting and spreading COVID-19. 

 

All employees hired, or who begin employment, after November 15, 2021 may need to provide proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment. Those applicants with appropriate exemptions must identify themselves at the time of interview and provide documentation of the exemption to the TransAlta Disability Management team prior to an offer of employment being made.