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Maintenance Planner - South Hedland

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Date: Apr 30, 2022

Location: South Hedland, WA, AU

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,


Our Commitment to Equality, 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.


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We are currently looking to a hire a Power Station Maintenance Planner to join our South Headland site-based team. The Power Station Maintenance Planner is a crucial position which plans and schedules all resources and materials to enable the successful operation of the power station. The role will be a local, residential position Monday through Friday based in South Hedland.

This is a safety sensitive position. The successful candidate will be required to complete pre-employment testing.




Maintenance planning


  • Collaboration with key stakeholders of major maintenance activities
  • Ensure long range and short-range planning of resource requirements to undertake necessary maintenance tasks
  • Building and maintaining an optimised 12-month major maintenance activity schedule
  • Scoping work and developing work orders for major work activities including a detailed execution list, resources, materials identified and Permit to work requests
  • Developing work packs and facilitating the work pack review process
  • Estimating costs and identifying opportunities to improve cost performance
  • Support the change management process during the event
  • Complete post event work including demobilisation, reconciliation of costs and updating asset history and CMMS
  • Maintain the Certified Plant documentation and ongoing statutory inspections
  • Manage performance against maintenance KPIs
  • Manage and execute CAPEX and OPEX projects
  • Manage expenditure and budget within annual targets


SAP Master Data


  • Creation of and updates to PM Plans, Items, Flocs, Equipment, Task Lists, BOMs, PRTs and Measurement Points


Inventory Management


  • Ensure Parts and Equipment are available for PM Work Orders
  • Maintain the store inventory, reorder stores inventory
  • Requisition for Stores reordering
  • Perform Stocktakes of store inventory
  • Receive orders into inventory




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


  • Current Manual C Class driver’s license
  • Experience with SAP PM Planning, Work Management and Master Mata
  • Experience with SAP MM Purchasing, Material Masters & Cycle Counts


Nice to haves


The following qualifications and/or experience are desirable, but not essential:


  • Trade certificate in the relevant Mechanical or Electrical field
  • Experience with reliability and asset health tools e.g.: ARMS
  • Forklift license HRWL
  • Experience with GE LM 6000 gas turbine
  • Steam system experience including steam turbines, boilers, and water treatment


TransAlta offers a competitive remuneration package including private health insurance and eligibility for an annual bonus. Successful candidates will be required to provide a valid Police Clearance (within the last six months) and undertake a pre-employment medical. As this is a site-based role, proof of vaccination and subsequent required boosters against COVID-19 will be required. 


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.