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Operator 2nd Class, Windsor

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Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Windsor, ON, CA

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,



The purpose of the 2nd Class Operating Engineer position is to fill the temporary relief operator position, providing absence relief for Chrysler Shift Engineer, Cogen Shift Engineer, and IPO on a 12-hour shift schedule. Must be a holder of a valid Ontario 2nd Class Operating Engineer Certificate. Preference will be given to candidates also holding Electrical or Millwrighting certification.



Including, but not limited to:

  • Operations and monitoring of all plant systems consistent with requirements of Technical Standards & Safety Authority and the Safety Act.
  • Working closely with shift partners to ensure high standards of communication and plant operating procedures and policies are maintained
  • Working with other staff to ensure the health, safety and environmental systems are maintained and managed including safe work plans, the safe isolation of equipment and systems to perform maintenance work.
  • Taking an active role in plant training and development, procedural development and review, system development, management and other project related activities.
  • Maintain mandatory health and safety training updates in a timely manner.
  • Performing plant routine water tests on a regular basis and understanding water chemistry and water and waste management operations.
  • Troubleshooting all plant systems to ensure optimal operations and taking corrective action as required.
  • Submitting work requests on those systems that require maintenance work.
  • Maintaining the units within all applicable guidelines and regulations, including emissions, efficiency, heat rate, capacity and safety.
  • Maintaining a complete set of logs that includes all information on normal operating parameters, and detailed information on upset conditions.
  • Competently and efficiently starts up and shuts down in both normal and upset conditions.
  • Performing routine preventative maintenance checks on various plant systems and equipment and performs minor maintenance work on shift when required.
  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge of the plant systems and developments, and updates training material as changes to the plant systems are made.
  • Take an active role in first aid emergency response situations regarding fire, health and safety and environmental incidents.
  • The successful person will be expected to participate in the incident management system and near miss program, while reporting incidents in the Synergy data base.
  • Complete assignments as directed by Shift-Engineer, Operations and Maintenance Supervisor/Chief Engineer, and Plant Manager.


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