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Site Supervisor, North Goldfields - FIFO

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Date: Jan 22, 2023

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 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. We are currently seeking a motivated and dedicated Site Supervisor to join our North Goldfields team! 


If you are looking to start the new year in a new and exciting role, then this role might be the new opportunity you have been searching for! 


We are currently seeking a full time motivated and dedicated Site Supervisor to join our North Goldfields team. As the Site Supervisor you are responsible for ensuring that all maintenance tasks are performed safely and within budget and that the use of facilities and equipment is appropriate to safe work methods and statutory requirements ensuring the contribution of the team to TransAlta safety programs and initiatives. Working daily with a team of Maintenance Technicians, you are responsible for daily allocation of tasks, rostering, reporting, daily interaction with the Regional Control Centre and general supervision of the team. You will work closely with the Engineering and Environment Health Safety & Training (EHS&T) team, and report directly to the Plant Manager, North Goldfields. 


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.




  • Developing, and supervising a high performing team of employees to achieve expected outcomes of the plants. This includes delegating appropriate deliverables to team members and holding them accountable for delivery. This includes building bench strength.

  • Implementing a 1-year business plan driving operational performance, achievement of business results and continuous improvement

  • Operational compliance to relevant standards, plant availability, and cost standards

  • Developing and tailoring plans to drive for results in the areas of safety, compliance, plant availability, and cost

  • Building business plans and executing capital maintenance projects

  • Ensuring staff are adequately trained, qualified and competent in their roles and compliant with mandatory training

  • Identifying and mitigating risk that could negatively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results and identifying and realising opportunities that could positively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results

  • Establishing a collaborative work environment within the team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner

  • Upholding TransAlta values, thereby maintaining and enhancing reputation and stakeholder relations




  • Electrical and mechancial trade diploma or degree is preferred

  • 10 years of related progressive experience in an industrial facility, including 2 to 4 years as a Supervisor.

  • Current WA Electrician's License and HV Switching Certificate an advantage.

  • Experience in Steam, and a WA HRWL for Boiler operator and Turbine Operation an advantage.

  • Understanding of plant operations and maintenance functions in an industrial and/or electrical generating facility

  • Comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of others

  • Thorough understanding of the operational aspects of power generation assets - technical, business, and financial

  • Experience developing plant risk and related mitigation strategies

  • Contractual understanding of commercial agreements with support from SCM and Commercial teams

  • Strives for continuous improvement and leads a team to deliver outcomes in the most efficient and effective manner.

  • Strives to establish, maintain and strengthen relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives 


We offer excellent working conditions and are looking to recruit a motivated team member who is keen to enhance their skills in a specialised field. TransAlta offers a competitive remuneration package including private health insurance and eligibility for an annual bonus. Shortlisting will commence immediately, and we reserve the right to close applications at our sole discretion. Successful candidates will be required to provide a valid Police Clearance (within the last six months) and undertake a pre-employment medical. 




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.  


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.