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Operations & Maintenance Technician - Mechanical, North Goldfields

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Date: Nov 24, 2022

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

Company: TransAlta



“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,


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.




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 Mechanical Operations and Maintenance Technician (OMT) to join our team in the North Goldfields region of Western Australia! 


Reporting to the Plant Manager, North Goldfiields, 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. For the best candidate, relocation to Perth will be considered. 




  • 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

  • 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




  • Mechanical trade qualification 

  • 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, spreadsheet) 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, and specifications 

  • Understanding of power generation, transmission and distribution


Nice to Haves


  • Mechanical Field Service Diesel Power Generation or Engines experience will be considered 

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

  • Working with Steam, Boiler and Water Treatment will be considered highly

  • Experience in Control Systems



Conditions of Employment 

  • Valid Police Clearance (within the last six months)

  • Successful completion of pre-employment medical testing 

  • Proof of vaccination 


TransAlta offers a competitive remuneration package including private health insurance and eligibility for an annual bonus.


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.


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.