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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.


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TransAlta is currently recruiting for a Wind Technician, Big Level Wind Operations, located in Westfield PA.


The purpose of this position is to ensure the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the Big Level 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 Big Level 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 GE 3.6 wind turbines 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 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





  • Familiarity with wind turbines, particularly GE platforms.
  • 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 $53,000 – $57,000. 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.



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.


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.



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