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Labourer - Bow Valley Region - Stratum 1 (UNION)

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Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Seebe, AB, 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,


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.




We currently have a vacancy on our team for a Labourer. Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, you will assist in operating and maintaining the Seebe and or Spray plants, based out of the central Seebe offices about 80 km west of Calgary. You may also be asked to assist activities at other hydro generating stations within the province.


As a Labourer, you will lead and coordinate activities within a 0-3 month time span and is accountable to ensure the safe, compliant, and reliable operation and maintenance of these Hydro plants.  


This role is based out of Seebe, Alberta, and is a full-time safety sensitive position. The successful candidate will be required to complete pre-employment testing. 


This is a union position and covered under the terms of the Collective Agreement with the IBEW, Local 254.


Experienced tradespeople interested in joining the Hydro Power industry are welcome to apply.




  • Assist operations and maintenance staff to complete routine checks and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment 
  • Assist in the planning, coordination and execution of work
  • Enter notifications and give feedback and updates on preventative maintenance plans
  • Interface with Engineering, and other Internal Stakeholders
  • Maintaining competence and training to perform all work safely
  • Perform readings of dam safety instrumentation (Hydro Technologist)
  • Perform physical labour and general plant clean-up duties
  • Perform operation of equipment; forklift, skid steer, loader etc. 
  • Supervise contractors as per TransAlta contractor supervision procedure
  • Accountable to complete all administrative tasks as per TransAlta policies, procedures and processes
  • Responsible to work collaboratively with team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues are resolved in a professional and productive manner
  • Accountable to uphold TransAlta values, thereby maintaining and enhancing reputation and stakeholder relations


WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU, OR (WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR)                                                                                                


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


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license 
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Technical knowledge of power generating assets 
  • Must be able to work safely and effectively on your own and in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Basic computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word, etc). 
  • Willingness to learn, and work within all TransAlta Environmental Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement productivity improvement initiatives
  • Proven ability to capture and apply lessons learned
  • Demonstrates ownership and commitment to delivering business outcomes and benefits. Holds self-responsible for problems and delivery of results
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure - obtains timely input before making decisions
  • Demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude towards change
  • Committed to strive for continuous improvement and demonstrated ability to apply learnings
  • Ability to collaborate with peers


You must be willing and able to do the following:


  • Fully apply oneself to all requirements of the position
  • Maintain compliance with mandatory training requirements
  • Be self-motivated; maintain and develop your skills
  • Value the work, be passionate to succeed, be committed to delivering business results, and work with deliberate intent and urgency
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and work with minimal supervision while consistently taking initiative
  • Strive for continuous improvement
  • Strive to establish, maintain, and strengthen relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Commit to upholding and operating within all applicable standards, rules, and regulations
  • Provide coverage and support to other hydro plants
  • Be willing and able to travel for Hydro business purposes




  • 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.