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Date:  Jun 26, 2024

Windsor, ON, CA

Company:  TransAlta
Job Type:  Full time - Salaried
Work Arrangement:  Full Time Office



“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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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.




Our Windsor Cogeneration Plant is hiring for a Plant Manager/Chief Operating Engineer. Reporting to the Director, North American Gas Operations, the Plant Manager is responsible for the safe, efficient, operation and maintenance of the plant while maintaining compliance with all applicable acts, codes, regulations and policies, and procedures. The Plant Manager will play a critical role in resolving day-to-day technical issues and identifying plant optimization opportunities while focusing on continual improvement of heat rate. 


This is a full time salaried, safety-sensitive position. To learn more about our Windsor Cogeneration Facility, click here




The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure that contractual obligations with Stellantis regarding the supply of Cogeneration Services are met in the most efficient and economical manner:


  • Assume duties as the Chief Power Engineer of the Windsor Assembly Plant
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and legal obligations of the Stellantis facility
  • Accountable for the EH&S performance of the plant to achieve and exceed Corporate and Regional Targets and Objectives
  • Assess and manage risks through the understanding of applicable legislation and regulations, ensuring all safety and environmental-related issues are appropriately addressed, recorded, and reported using appropriate procedures
  • Accountable for plant production budgeting, scheduling, and optimization with a commitment to continuous improvement of plant heat-rate
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of a positive, empowered, self-motivated work environment
  • Development and administration of the Collective Agreement (CA) between TransAlta and the UNIFOR
  • Management, integration, and continuous improvement of the Work Management System in managing plant material inventories
  • Initiates the development and implementation of relevant reporting tools to track business performance (i.e.: key performance indicators).
  • Accountable for the development and management of the plant cycle chemistry program
  • Manages training and development within the functional team, including ensuring that training needs are identified, appropriate training is implemented, and the expected results are realized
  • Works closely with the Operations and External Project teams to schedule equipment outages optimally to ensure uninterrupted service to the customer
  • In conjunction with the Windsor management team, accountable the for delivery and continuous improvement for plant's financial performance
  • Ensuring employees adhere to established operating and maintenance standards, policies and procedures through regular audits of logs, reports and checklists
  • Sponsors and facilitates change through recognizing, initiating, supporting and accepting responsibility for change management to ensure best practices are utilized to support the business




  • Applicant must have an Ontario First Class Stationary Engineer's certificate or equivalent Interprovincial certificate
  • 5 to 7 years experience in the management of an industrial facility, including 2 to 4 years as a Supervisor
  • Understanding of plant operations and maintenance functions in an industrial and/or electrical generating facility
  • Ability to create and manage plant operating and maintenance budgets
  • Capable of operating in a unionized environment and able to interpret union contracts as they apply to specific situations
  • Understanding of commercial contracts, including customer contracts and all supply and delivery contracts with stakeholders
  • Strong leadership, coaching, and interpersonal skills with a collaborative influential approach
  • Self- motivated and action-oriented
  • Ability to meet tight timelines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and influence others as well as full collaborations within the TransAlta Gas Fleet and across the company.


This position requires the incumbent to work both in an office situation as well as in the plant where the equipment is located. The requirements of the position are as follows:


  • Must have the ability to work in an office situation using computer equipment during normal work periods
  • Must have the ability to negotiate access to all plant equipment including stairs, ladders, and vessel entry where restricted access exists



  • Successful completion of pre-employment testing is a condition 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.

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