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Date:  Jul 8, 2024

Westfield, PA, US

Company:  TransAlta
Job Type:  Full time - Salaried
Work Arrangement:  Ineligible



“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,




TransAlta is currently recruiting for the position of Supervisor, Big Level Wind Operations, located in Westfield PA.


The purpose of this position is to provide safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the Big Level Wind assets; through 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 within a within a 3-12 month time span. In addition, this role is accountable to provide leadership through developing, implementing and managing a 3-12 month business plan in alignment with the US Wind and Solar Supervisor business plan. This role is accountable to ensure the portfolio adheres to TransAlta’s operating model. This role provides leadership to 3 direct reports. Additionally, this position will handle the troubleshooting of Balance of Plant (BOP) switching, Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) functions, and communicate with landowners and local communities.


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




  • Provide leadership and optimal performance, by selecting, developing and managing direct reports and contractors capable of producing the agreed deliverables

  • Developing and implementing a 1 year business plan driving operational performance, achievement of business results and continuous improvement

  • Accountable for operational compliance to EHS, NERC,OHS,etc., plant availability, and cost standards

  • Developing and tailoring plans to drive for results in the areas of safety, compliance, plant availability, and cost

  • Selecting, developing, and managing a high performance team of field technicians to achieve expected outcomes of the plants

  • Ensure staff are adequately trained, qualified and competent in their roles and compliant with mandatory training

  • Accountable for identifying and mitigating risk that could negatively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results, and identifying and realizing opportunities that could positively impact the agreed to outcomes or business result

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

  • Accountable to uphold TransAlta values, thereby maintaining and enhancing reputation and stakeholder relations




  • 5 years of experience with maintenance and troubleshooting of wind turbines, particularly GE platforms

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in leadership or supervisory role of technical, operations or maintenance personnel

  • Working knowledge of high voltage electrical systems including transformers, cables, CTs, PTs, breakers, switches, DC battery systems, etc.

  • 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

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Willingness to work in various weather conditions and irregular hours, as required

  • As this is a safety-sensitive position, successful completion of required pre-employment testing is a condition of employment




TransAlta is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment where you can be your true and authentic self. We offer our employees comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, annual incentives, and an employee rewards and recognition program. Here are some highlights of our total rewards package:


  • Annual base salary starting at USD $95,000 – $104,000. The final agreed-upon base salary is based on the successful candidate(s) qualifications and experience.

  • Annual incentive program

  • 401(k) plan with 5% fixed employer contributions, up to 3% company matching, and additional employee contribution

  • Benefits program for you and your family which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • Eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO)


**Please note that our total rewards program is subject to change based on state or federal eligibility and legislation and as per the final terms and conditions of the offer of employment.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every single qualification. At TransAlta, we are dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse workforce where you can show up every day as your true, authentic self. So, if you’re excited about this role but your qualifications and experience don’t quite tick every box, we encourage you to apply anyways. You might just be the candidate we are looking for.


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.


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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