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Operations & Maintenance Technician - Electrical, North Goldfields

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Date: Jun 7, 2022

Location: North-Leinster & Mt Keith, 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.

 

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.

 

BEHAVIOURAL EXPECTATIONS

 

  • 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.

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

 

  • 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.

 

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

 

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

 

  • 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.

 

Nice to Haves

 

The following qualifications and/or experience are desirable, but not essential:

 

  • 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.

 

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 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.