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Operations & Maintenance Technician, North Goldfields

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Date: Aug 30, 2021

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

Company: TransAlta

ABOUT US

 

“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, www.transalta.com.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

 

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. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Operations & Maintenance Technician 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

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES 

 

  • 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

 

QUALIFICATIONS & 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

 

Desirable: 

  • 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), provide their EW Licence #  and undertake a pre employment medical.

 

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.