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Maintenance Technician, Sarnia

Date: Jan 4, 2019

Location: Sarnia, ON, CA

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Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

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.


  • Responsible for the repair of all electrical and controls equipment within the plant.
  • Performs regular preventative and predictive maintenance checks on plant equipment.
  • Trouble shoot all plant systems and submit job requests on those systems that require maintenance work.
  • Maintain the units within all applicable guidelines and regulations, including emissions, efficiency, heat rate, capacity and safety.
  • Maintains a complete set of maintenance records and schedules on plant equipment using computerized maintenance management system.
  • Takes corrective action for all situations in which the health or safety of the staff or plant equipment is at risk.
  • Strictly adheres to policies and procedures for the safe isolation of equipment and systems while performing maintenance work.
  • Follows all accepted equipment maintenance procedures, and at the same time is continually seeking methods for improving the reliability of the equipment and/or systems.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of the plant systems, and updates training material as changes to the plant systems are made.
  • Works a flexible work schedule which reflects the unique nature of the maintenance requirements of a combined cycle cogeneration facility.
  • Is available for call-out on a scheduled basis to respond to emergency maintenance needs which effect plant availability or output.
  • Perform routine housekeeping duties.
  • Work with or supervise contractors on site.
  • Train and coach other members of the staff in maintenance techniques as required.
  • Work with Maintenance Support Staff the maintenance activities within the plant.
  • Work with the Maintenance Support Staff to ensure adequate supply of spare parts are on hand.
  • Other duties as may be identified by the company



  • Electrical Trade Certificate / Instrumentation Technologist Certificate.  Dual trade considered and asset.
  • Experience with work management and scheduling
  • Experience with predictive and preventive maintenance techniques
  • Experience with business IT Systems, SAP experience and asset.
  • Quality Management and Systems including Health and Safety Management
  • A high level of communication skills
  • Problem analysis and problem solving expertises
  • Understanding of business and financial management fundamentals
  • Ability to learn
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Resilience and tenacity
  • High tolerance for stress. 
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work in teams and influence others.
  • High level of attention to Detail
  • Strong Customer Service Orientation

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

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Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. This position requires 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.



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