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Operations & Maintenance Technician, North Goldfields

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Date: May 17, 2023

Location: North-Leinster & Mt Keith, WA, AU

Company: TransAlta



“Powering Economies and Communities”


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 100 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,




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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Operations and Maintenance Technician (OMT) to join our team in the Goldfields Region of Western Australia! Reporting to the Plant Manager, Northern System and with day to day functional interaction and communication with the Regional Control Centre Operators. The Northern System Operations and Maintenance Technicians will have an overall focus on the safe and efficient Operations and Maintenance of TransAlta’s operating assets in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. 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 position from Perth. Occasional travel to all operating sites is also a requirement of this position.




  • Supports and contributes to an 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.




  • Compliance with all TransAlta Safety Policies, Standards and Procedures.

  • Carrying out maintenance and planning 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.

  • Planning, organising and delivery of Capital Works Projects.

  • Troubleshoot problems with plant equipment for the purpose of supply restoration.

  • Participate in Incident Investigations proving 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.




  • Trade Qualified electrical discipline or higher, and hold a Western Australian electrical licence.

  • A Valid C class Australian Drivers licence (manual transmission).

  • 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.

  • Working knowledge of power generation, transmission and distribution.




  • Experience in Aeroderivative or Heavy Duty Gas Turbines will be highly regarded.

  • Experience in Control Systems and PLC.

  • Experience in reciprocating Engine driven generation.

  • MR (truck) class preferred.


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 an onboarding 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 to Equality, 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. Click here for our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.


TransAlta has received certification from Diversio, a technology company setting the global standard for equity, diversity, and inclusion, for its continued commitment to and meaningful performance on ED&I in the workplace.