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Supervisor, South Goldfields

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Kalgoorlie, WA, AU

Company: TransAlta



“Energising 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.



  • 7 Well-Being Days per year (extra leave)

  • Company-funded private health insurance for you and your family (Gold Cover)

  • Secure multi-national company



TransAlta operates and maintains 6 Power Stations in Western Australia. With a 20-year history in the State, we provide safe, clean, and reliable power to large mining and industrial customers and have invested significantly in stable, long-term contracts.


We are currently seeking a motivated and dedicated Supervisor to join our South Goldfields team. Reporting to the Plant Manager, Regional Control Centre the Supervisor will ensure the business needs are well communicated to the Regional Control Centre Operators and met on a consistent basis. You will ensure the remote operation of our plant and equipment is conducted efficiently, reliably, and safely, through applicable standards, procedures, and processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and within the contractual obligations of our customers. 



  • Supervise and manage maintenance staff and contractors to meet the goals and objectives 

  • Provide governance oversight of the Asset Management plans and Work Management process for the Southern Goldfields assets

  • Ensure compliance with all company policies, procedures, and commercial commitments

  • Support the planning and execution of maintenance, outage and project activities

  • Execute and optimize work utilizing TransAlta’s Work management process and procedures

  • Oversite and input into Computerised Maintenance Management systems (CMMS) such as SAP

  • Ensure the Power Station is operated and maintained safely, ensure t a safe work environment is maintained by leading by example

  • Accountable for effectively managing and meeting plant availability targets

  • Ensure staff are adequately trained, qualified and competent in their roles and compliant with mandatory training

  • Build teams and cross-functional collaboration with peers, internal and external stakeholders

  • Manage all contractors while onsite

  • Upholding TransAlta values, thereby maintaining and enhancing reputation and stakeholder relations

  • Creating the company culture by modelling desired behaviours so that everyone is welcome, included, can make an impact and achieve results

  • Team building and collaboration

  • Support all employees to lead by contributing to an environment of continuous learning, results, and growth

  • Enhance employee retention, talent development, and succession planning

  • Set priorities and enforce agreed deadlines

  • Apply consistent performance management, coaching, feedback, and corrective action

  • Plant Manager backfill during periods of absence



  • 5+ years’ experience in a leadership role in a Power Generation site

  • A technical background in Mechanical, Electrical, or Control systems. A tertiary qualification in one of these disciplines would be an advantage.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents, drawings, and procedures

  • Strong analytical skills to make sound professional judgments and recommendations

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience developing plant and HSE risk assessments

  • Exposure to financial budget development and management

  • Will be required to obtain qualification as “Gas Fitter Supervised” and High-Risk Workers license for Working at Height and Confined Spaces

  • Proficient in core office programs (i.e.: MS office) and capable of learning key position-specific applications

  • Ability to navigate, adapt and become proficient in business applications.


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. Shortlisting will commence immediately, and we reserve the right to close applications at our sole discretion. Successful candidates will be required to provide a valid Police Clearance (within the last six months) and undertake a pre-employment medical.