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High Voltage Technician - FIFO

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Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: North-Leinster & Mt Keith, 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.




  • 4 Well-Being Days per year (extra leave)
  • Pre-flight access to the Aspire Lounge
  • Parking/Taxi Fare reimbursement 
  • Company funded private health insurance for you and your family (Gold Cover)
  • Shift Allowance
  • 5 weeks annual leave





TransAlta Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Canadian-based TransAlta Corporation, currently 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. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and driven HV Technician to join our team in the North Goldfields region of Western Australia!  


Reporting to the Plant Manager, North Goldfields, the High Voltage Technician has an overall focus on the safe and efficient Operations and Maintenance of TransAlta’s generation, transmission and distribution assets in the northern Goldfields region of Western Australia. TransAlta values the safe delivery of clean, reliable power. The base location for this position will either be at TransAlta’s Leinster or Mt Keith operating facilities, is primarily day shift with occasional night shift duties, and is an 8/6 Fly in Fly out (FIFO) position from Perth. Occasional travel to all operating sites is also a requirement of this position. For the best candidate, relocation to Perth will be considered. 




  • HV Switching Operator per 5.18 MSIR 1995
  • Compliance with all TransAlta Safety Policies, Standards, and Procedures
  • Maintenance and planning activities in line with the Work Management Process
  • Planning of Major and routine outages
  • Planning, organising and delivery of Capital Works Projects
  • Troubleshoot problems with plant equipment for the purpose of supply restoration
  • Provide detailed reports during routine maintenance tasks and unplanned maintenance events
  • Training of new staff members as required
  • Supervision of contract support staff ensuring safe work standards are maintained
  • Other duties as required and commensurate with role and qualifications




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


  • HV Switching Operator endorsement
  • Trade Qualified in electrical discipline or higher
  • Electrical Workers License
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work safely both independently and in a team environment
  • Intermediate computer skills (email, word, spreadsheet, 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
  • Working knowledge of power generation, transmission, and distribution
  • HR driver's license is essential


Nice to Haves


  • Heavy industrial HV experience is highly desirable




  • Valid Police Clearance (within the last six months)
  • Undertake pre-employment medical 
  • Proof of COVID vaccination required 


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 must 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.