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Millwright - Maintenance

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Date: Nov 2, 2022

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

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,




We are currently seeking an OMT Day Shift Specialist to join our Ottawa team! As the Millwright - Maintenance (Day Shift Specialist), you will perform and coordinate day-to-day mechanical and maintenance activities at TransAlta's Ottawa Cogeneration Plant. Click here to learn more about our Ottawa facility.


Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Millwright certification, as well as an Operating Engineer certificate is an asset. Successful candidates without dual tickets will be required to take the 5-year apprenticeship program at the company’s expense. This is a full-time salaried unionized safety-sensitive position. Work schedule is 8 hr day shifts. The successful candidate will be required to complete pre-employment testing. Relocation coverage and assistance will be considered for the right candidate.




  • 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
  • If qualified, work as assistant day shift operator when required and assist with plant start ups and shut downs 
  • 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
  • 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




To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following must-have qualifications and experience:


  • Millwright certificate preferred 
  • Minimum 4th class Power (Operating) Engineer certification. Willing to consider applicants' workings towards 4th class or willing to complete.
  • Two (2) years experience in a power generation facility or large integrated process plant
  • Experience working on gas or steam turbines an asset
  • Demonstrated problem-analysis and problem-solving expertise
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with SAP is an asset
  • Committed to safety orientation
  • Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills
  • Passion for learning and training other team members 
  • Capable of working under pressure 
  • Ability to work safely and comfortably both independently and in a team setting
  • Good troubleshooting skills 




  • Successful completion of pre-employment testing is a condition of employment


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


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.


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.


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.