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Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Shelburne, ON, CA

Company:  TransAlta
Job Type:  Full time - Salaried
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“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.




TransAlta is currently recruiting for a Wind Technician, Wind Operations for their Melancthon Wind Asset. The purpose of this position is to ensure the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the Melancthon wind asset; through the application of operating/maintenance standards, procedures, and processes that ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This position exists to develop and implement operations and maintenance strategies up to a three-month time span. In addition, this role is accountable to provide leadership through developing, implementing, and managing the daily to three-month business plan in alignment with the Supervisor’s business plan. This role is accountable to ensure the portfolio adheres to TransAlta’s operating model.


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




  • Ensure optimal performance through daily work scheduling, planning, and implementation of maintenance, service, and repair of wind turbine equipment as part of a team of wind technicians and contractors capable of producing the agreed deliverables

  • Supporting the daily to three-month operations and maintenance plan in alignment with the Supervisor’s business plan through driving operational performance, achievement of business results, and continuous improvement

  • Accountable for operational compliance to EHS, NERC, OHS, etc., plant availability, and cost standards through adherence to TransAlta operating procedures, policies, and applicable regulations

  • Drive for results in the areas of safety, compliance, plant availability, and cost by ensuring all routine and preventative maintenance is performed accurately, on time, of high quality, and documented correctly

  • Support the Lead Technician(s) and Supervisor as part of a high-performance team of employees and contractors to achieve the expected outcomes of the plants

  • Adequately trained, qualified, and competent in their roles and compliant with training

  • Ability to identify and mitigate risk that could negatively impact the agreed outcomes or business results, and identify and realize opportunities that could positively impact the agreed outcomes or business results

  • Contribute to a collaborative work environment within the team, peers, stakeholders, and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner




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


  • Appropriate certification or education in a related discipline, and/or possess tangible and proven experience and skills

  • Comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of others

  • Understanding of the operational aspects of the plant - technical, compliance, and financial

  • Thorough understanding of the TransAlta operation model

  • Plant risk and related mitigation strategies

  • Good understanding of contractor requirements, procurement processes, and inventory management.

  • Thorough understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives.




  • 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. Here are some highlights of our total rewards package: 


  • Eligible for the annual incentive program

  • Eligible for a defined-contribution pension program with company matching and options for additional contributions 

  • Eligible for 4 weeks vacation and 12 personal days

  • Flexible benefits program for you and your family 


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. 

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