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OMT Day Shift Specialist

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Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: TransAlta



“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,



We are currently seeking an OMT Day Shift Specialist to join our Ottawa team!  The ideal candidate will possess both an Industrial Millwright ticket as well as an Operating Engineers Certificate.  The position is 8 hour days and performs and coordinates day to day mechanical maintenance activities.   Successful candidates without dual tickets will be required to take the 5-year apprenticeship program at the company’s expense.




  • Perform, plan and coordinate power plant maintenance in accordance with laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Works closely with shift operators to ensure high standards of communication.
  • Work as day shift operator when required.
  • 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.
  • Key contributor to plant availability and performance targets.
  • Point of contact for site mechanical contractors.
  • Able to manager Work orders in SAP and create Purchase Requisitions.
  • When required able to assist in plant start ups and shut downs.
  • 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, 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 Synergi.



  • 2nd Class Operating Engineers Certificate, Consideration will be giving to 4th and 3rd class operators with the below:
  • Millwright Ticket
  • Five years’ experience 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
  • Good trouble shooting skills


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

Come on board!


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.