March 27, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY
The Wind Power Plant Technician is responsible for the onsite operations, maintenance, repairs and replacement of equipment at the commissioned Wind Power projects (KEPA, KEC).

REPORTING
The Wind Power Plant Technician reports directly to the Site Lead and/or General Manager – Ontario & Western Canada and actively collaborates with the Siemens Site Lead Technician.
No position reports to the Wind Power Plant Technician.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • In collaboration with Siemens & other Kruger Technicians, operate and maintain the wind plant equipment in an efficient manner to maximize short and long-term power generation.
  • Perform mechanical and electrical component repair or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions following all manufacturers’ requirements.
  • Perform continuous improvement activities and/or troubleshooting to improve operations.
  • Comply with all project environmental health and safety programs to both worker and employer safety.
  • Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with OEM maintenance manuals and/or Kruger maintenance schedules to maximize equipment life in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Support operations via on-call rotation.
  • Assist in duties related to landowner properties or similarly-related issues as directed.
  • Additional duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Renewable Energy or Electromechanical diploma or equivalent, preferably with wind industry experience.
  • Ability to climb 80 meter steel towers on a daily basis to perform maintenance in the nacelle and hub. Note personal fitness must be maintained to achieve this including maintaining weight in order to not exceed the maximum ladder rating of 300lbs (includes all clothing, safety equipment)
  • Ability to frequently lift items weighing 1 to 60 pounds and occasionally lift items up to 100 pounds.
  • Computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheets, email, facility control, management and reporting systems. Including the use of computerized diagnostic and troubleshooting tools.
  • Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Possession of writing skills to meet reporting obligations.
  • Willing to work schedule, overtime, on holidays, weekends, call in and on short notice.
  • Ability to work in extremely adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work with low and medium voltage and around high voltage.
  • Familiarity with maintenance and electronic testing equipment. (i.e. multimeter, hydraulic torquing, alignment and various hand and power tools.)
  • Every employee must implement Kruger environmental policy in their daily tasks. In particular, employees are responsible to abide by legal and corporate environmental requirements, and must adhere to all environmental procedures. Every employee is responsible to report all environmental incidents and any potential environmental hazards.
  • Every employee has the duty to take the necessary measures to protect their health and safety, as well as the safety of others in their work environment. Every employee should participate in the identification and elimination of hazards at work.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Chelsea Aird
Human Resources Agent
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March 26, 2019

Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

This Specialist, Environment – Wind & Solar position exists to lead and coordinate an Environmental Management System to support safe, compliant and cost-effective operations across the Canadian and USA Wind and Solar fleet in compliance with TransAlta and regulatory requirements. Focus of the Specialist, Environment is to ensure environmental compliance, due-diligence, environmental protection, analysis, monitoring and reporting including interaction with regulators, consultants and stakeholders.  This position will be located at TransAlta’s Montreal office.

Accountabilities:

  • Foster a safe-working and environmental culture of excellence while adhering to safe work practices, procedures, standards and policies
  • Provide environmental protection, analysis, monitoring and reporting as required by TransAlta standards and regulatory compliance, including environmental audits and inspections as required.
  • Provide environmental regulatory compliance reporting and presenting recommendations to optimize performance of reporting requirements.
  • Provide Wind and Solar staff with training and support on environmental management system processes.
  • Monitor any environmental regulatory changes that affect operations and incorporate into standards and policies.
  • Partner with ad guide environmental consultants as required.
  • Responsible for environmental permitting, including acquiring new permits/approval renewals or amendments as necessary for TransAlta’s plant operations.
  • Maintain strong relationships and information exchange with local, provincial and federal regulators to ensure TransAlta’s business plans are consistent with regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct and assist operations in incident response; recommendation and implementation of corrective actions; and development of mitigation strategies
  • Represent TransAlta on various government and industry working groups.
  • Support the Wind & Solar EHS Advisor in the process of reviewing procedures.
  • Support the French language revision of all Wind & Solar policies and standards.
  • Develop action plans to identify changes to policies, objectives, system components or corrective and preventative actions, and ensure that these action plans can produce the agreed deliverables.
  • Participate on Safety incident investigation teams; help identify corrective action plans

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as an environmental professional (EP designation preferred)
  • B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences or equivalent
  • A strong understanding of regulations related to Wind and Solar plant operations
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Desire to learn new skills and gain diverse competencies
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and managing a 3-12 month Environmental plan
  • Ability to apply understanding of how the team relates to other closely related areas to improve efficiency of team
  • Ability to apply understanding of how the team relates to other closely related areas to improve efficiency of team
  • Ability to provide clear and effective training for the Wind and Solar fleet as required.
  • Experience interacting with internal and external government and non-government agencies or groups

Skills:

  • Demonstrated capability to build, engage, lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities for and coach team members to meet agreed deliverables.
  • Promotes co-operation, collaboration and partnership between individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrates ownership and commitment to delivering business outcomes and benefits. Holds self-responsible for problems and delivery of results.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay calm under pressure – obtains timely input before making decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to make hard decisions while maintaining the respect of others.
  • Demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude towards change.
  • Committed to strive for continuous improvement and demonstrated ability to apply learnings.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers and engage cross-functional support to establish business plans, achieve business results and drive business improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with broad audiences (management, team, internal and external stakeholders). Leadership presence

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board! Please click here to apply.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance.

March 26, 2019

Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States. TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary:

The SCADA Engineer position exists to provide specialized and disciplined first point of contact for controls engineering services and technical oversight to the wind and solar operations.  Their duties are focused on providing system diagnostic and troubleshooting support for safe, reliable operations. They are responsible for understanding the equipment/control system condition and risks, developing solutions for resolving issues and supporting the implementation of those solutions.  This role is for a 6 months fixed term assignment. The successful candidate could be based at our Pincher Creek, AB facility or Calgary head office and will be required to travel to our facilities in Canada and the US as required. 

Accountabilities:

  • Provide diagnostic and troubleshooting support for operational issues concerning SCADA, controls and network connectivity
  • Respond to equipment/hardware issues and provide emergency support for forced outages, failures and other operational issues that may arise
  • Install SCADA computers, including the design and installation of HMI software, operating systems, updates, control programming
  • Support software & hardware development assists in maintenance and upgrades on the SCADA system, which includes substation RTU’s, GE & SEL relays, field devices, and various forms of serial & IP based communication.
  • Knowledge of data communications protocols such as DNP3, Modbus & OPC
  • Troubleshoot substation networking equipment, physical servers, virtual machines and supporting OT infrastructure
  • Complete timely Root Cause Failure Analysis, as well as recommending corrective actions to eliminate recurrence
  • Provide support for various control systems for wind turbines and substations
  • Work with OEM vendors for third party support
  • Manage long term planning for equipment maintenance and capital projects
  • Provide scope development and engineering support for capital projects that meet the asset goals
  • Review and update operating procedures and operating limits
  • Support management of changes process
  • Establish a collaborative work environment with team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to improve current processes and improve equipment performance/reliability
  • Evaluate and validate performance upgrades
  • Bring industry best practices, innovations/new technology to be evaluated by the business

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer science and/ or IT background is required. 
  • Professional engineering status in jurisdiction of practicing
  • Eligible for professional registration in Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick
  • Minimum 5 year’s relevant experience.
  • Ability to travel 20-30% of time to facilities in Canada and US
  • Certifications from MS, Cisco, Security vendors
  • Programming knowledge in (but not limited to) C#, Python, VB, JAVA, C/C++, SQL, XML, batch file scripting, Perl and assembly language
  • Often have specialized training and certifications in discipline related areas (i.e. Turbine OEM Training, substation operation, vibration analysis, generator protection, power plant performance, SCADA Vendor training and certs etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with industry standard communication protocols.
  • Strong experience and knowledge in own discipline with a general knowledge of other disciplines.
  • Strong awareness of the technical aspects of the operation under accountability 
  • Change management theory and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in a power generation facility with specific experience desirable.
  • Understand and apply the policies, procedures, standards, regulatory and legal requirements that apply to the power generation business in the jurisdictions that we operate
  • Field experience is not essential but preferred

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board! Please click here to apply.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. This position requires the successful completion of medical and alcohol & drug checks.

March 26, 2019

Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary: 

The Supervisor position is to ensure safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the US Wind assets and; 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-months’ time span. The role will be based at the TransAlta wind farm Hector Township, Pennsylvania. The suitable candidate will need to be located within 30 miles drive from the site.

This role is accountable to provide leadership through developing, implementing and managing a 3-12 months business plan in alignment with the Manager, Wind & Solar Operations business plan. This role is accountable to ensure the portfolio adheres to TransAlta’s operating model.

Accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership and optimal performance, by selecting, developing and managing direct reports and contractors capable of producing the agreed deliverables.
  • Develop and implementing a 1-year business plan driving operational performance, achievement of business results and continuous improvement.
  • Operational compliance to EHS, NERC, OHSA, etc., plant availability, and cost standards
  • Developing and tailoring plans to drive for results in the areas of safety, compliance, plant availability, and cost.
  • Select, develop, and manage a high-performance team of Wind Technicians to achieve expected outcomes of the plants. This includes delegating stratum appropriate deliverables to direct reports (of up to 3 months deliverable) and holding them accountable for delivery. This includes building bench strength.
  • Ensure contractors staff are adequately trained, qualified and competent in their roles and compliant with mandatory training.
  • Identify and mitigate 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 results.
  • 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.
  • Uphold TransAlta values, thereby maintaining and enhancing reputation and stakeholder relations.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent through on the job experience
  • 2 – 4 year technical degree or equivalent work experience and training
  • 3 – 5 years in a leadership position and 5 years experience O&M in an energy environment, renewable technology a plus
  • Comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of others
  • Thorough understanding of the operational aspects of the plant – technical, business, and financial
  • Plant risk and related mitigation strategies
  • Capture and apply lessons learned
  • Understanding of contractual and commercial agreements
  • Has strong understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives.
  • Establish and implement operating and business plans.
  • Monitor analyze and forecast business performance.
  • Identify and mitigate risks / realize opportunities.
  • Establish, balance and manage stakeholder relationships and/or needs internally and externally.
  • Ability to excel under pressure.
  • Identify and implement business and / or productivity improvement initiatives.
  • Effectively manage service providers at multiple assets.

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board! Please click here to apply.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. This position will require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance.