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OMT (Operator, Maintenance, Technician) Shift Engineer, 2nd Class

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

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Position Title: OMT (Operator, Maintenance, Technician) Shift Engineer, 2nd Class

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth. Both 8 and 12 hour shift work will be required. Preference will be given to candidates also holding Electrical or Millwrighting certification. Successful candidates without dual tickets will be required to take the 5-year apprenticeship program at the company’s expense. The starting salary is $95,480 - $110,684 plus incentives as determined by the hiring leader.


An opportunity exists at the TransAlta Ottawa Plant for a Shift Engineer.



  • Operations and monitoring of all plant systems consistent with requirements of Technical Standards and Safety Act
  • Works closely with shift partners to ensure high standards of communication and plant operating procedures so that policies are maintained
  • Works with other staff to ensure that health, safety and environmental systems are maintained and managed. This includes safe work plans, as well as the safe isolation of equipment and systems to perform maintenance work.
  • Takes an active role in plant training and development, procedure and systems development and management, as well as other project related activities
  • Performs routine water tests on a regular basis and understands water chemistry, water and waste management operations
  • Trouble shoots all plant systems to ensure optimal operations and task corrective action when required. Submits job requests on systems that require maintenance work.
  • Maintains the units within all applicable guidelines and regulations, including emissions, efficiency, heat rate, capacity and safety.
  • Maintains a complete set of logs that includes all information on normal operating parameters and detailed information on upset conditions
  • Competently starts up and shuts down in both normal and upset conditions
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance checks on various plant systems and equipment. Performs minor maintenance work on shift when required.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of the plant systems and developments. Updates training material as changes to the plant systems are made.
  • Takes an active role in first aid emergency response situations regarding fire, health and safety and environmental incidents.
  • The successful person will be expected to participate in the incident management system and near miss program, reporting incidents in the ILP data base



  • Minimum requirement 2nd Class Operating Engineers certificate.
  • A millwright or I&E ticket is considered a valuable asset
  • Five years’ experience as an Operator in a power generation facility or large integrated process plant
  • Experience working on gas or steam turbines an asset
  • Problem analysis and problem solving expertise
  • Strong computer skills, experience with SAP an asset
  • Strong Safety orientation
  • Strong organization, communication and time management skills
  • Ability to learn and train others
  • Tolerance for stress
  • Ability to work safely and comfortably both independently and in a team setting
  • Experience in dealing with a dispatchable plant and dealing with the IESO
  • Good trouble shooting skills

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

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