High Voltage Technician

High Voltage Technician

TransAlta | Wiluna, WA, AU

Posted a month ago

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“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, www.transalta.com.


TransAlta Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Canadian-based TransAlta Corporation, currently operates and maintains 6 power stations in Western Australia. With a 20-year history in the State, we provide safe, clean, and reliable power to large mining and industrial customers.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and driven HV Technician to join our team in the North Goldfields region of Western Australia!  
Reporting to the Plant Manager, North Goldfields, the High Voltage Technician has an overall focus on the safe and efficient Operations and Maintenance of TransAlta’s generation, transmission and distribution assets in the northern Goldfields region of Western Australia. TransAlta values the safe delivery of clean, reliable power.  The base location for this position will either be at TransAlta’s Leinster or Mt Keith operating facilities, is primarily day shift with occasional night shift duties, and is an 8/6 Fly in Fly out (FIFO) position from Perth. Occasional travel to all operating sites is also a requirement of this position. For the best candidate, relocation to Perth will be considered. 

HV Switching Operator per 5.18 MSIR 1995
Compliance with all TransAlta Safety Policies, Standards, and Procedures
Maintenance and planning activities in line with the Work Management Process
Planning of Major and routine outages
Planning, organising and delivery of Capital Works Projects
Troubleshoot problems with plant equipment for the purpose of supply restoration
Provide detailed reports during routine maintenance tasks and unplanned maintenance events
Training of new staff members as required
Supervision of contract support staff ensuring safe work standards are maintained
Other duties as required and commensurate with role and qualifications



To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following must-have qualifications and experience:

HV Switching Operator endorsement
Trade Qualified in electrical discipline or higher
Electrical Workers License
Excellent organisational and communication skills
Ability to work safely both independently and in a team environment
Intermediate computer skills (email, word, spreadsheet, and databases) are required
Must be able to work in hot & cold environments, at heights, and within confined spaces
Working knowledge of and the ability to interpret mechanical, electrical, and P&ID drawings, specifications, and wiring diagrams

Working knowledge of power generation, transmission, and distribution

HR driver's license is essential
Nice to Haves
Heavy industrial HV experience is highly desirable