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Maintenance Process Specialist

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Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Sarnia, 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 seeking a full-time Maintenance Process Specialist to join our TransAlta team in Ontario. The Maintenance Process Specialist maintains and improves the work management and management-of-change (MOC) processes and systems and provide center-of excellence support to the business units. This role is accountable to sustain and enhance the SAP PM module and MOC Stature systems including data integrity, equipment master data, training and reporting. The role is also accountable to drive compliance to processes through delivery of reporting and governance practices.  This role is be based in Ontario, and can be located at our Sarnia, Windsor or Ottawa facilities to support of our Gas and Wind assets.



  • Develop, maintain and continuously enhance the Work Management process, tools and standards, and ensure adherence and compliance with these by the business units (SAP PM module)
  • Develop, maintain and continuously enhance the Management of Change (MOC) process and system, and ensure adherence and compliance with these by the business units (IHS Stature)
  • Support the Supervisor of Maintenance Process & PMO on projects with testing and implementation activities of SAP PM and MOC components for existing or new business ventures
  • Develop and maintain Work Management and MOC process documentation and training materials
  • Establish and maintain reporting processes and mechanisms (metrics/KPIs) by which to drive governance and compliance while also reporting and providing analysis and audits on process/system status
  • Provide Work Management and MOC process/system analytics and Center-of-Excellence support to the business units through field-based training and coaching offerings
  • Engage proactively with the business units to determine solutions to business issues and coordinate with IT systems analysts and developers as required to complete detailed estimates
  • Develop solutions, validate and provide testing of process changes or tool enhancements and communicate those across the impacted areas (change management)



  • 5+ years Maintenance and Work Management experience
  • Experience in Maintenance planning, scheduling and execution processes using SAP PM
  • Strong experience and understanding of Maintenance and MOC best practices
  • Knowledge of ISO 5500 (Asset Management)
  • Strong experience and understanding of Maintenance Master Data best practices
  • Experience and understanding of change management methodologies and practices
  • Proficient in the design and use of SAP Planned Maintenance (PM) Module
  • Proficient in the design and use of Prometheus standard tools
  • Proficient in the design and use of IHS tools (MOC and Struxure)


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. Position will require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance.