Trades & Operational

Trades and Operations

The backbone of our business, our trades and operations staff are responsible for the around-the-clock operation of our power plants, keeping three principles in mind: reliability up, costs down and safety always.

New or skilled – there’s a place for you at TransAlta

If your career is just beginning, we’ll help you get the best possible start. We offer education and apprenticeship programs to help ease the strain and expense of becoming a journeyman or obtaining your power-engineer ticket. You’ll also work with a team of professionals dedicated to helping you succeed in your position.

For the skilled veteran, your expertise and experience is invaluable and won’t go unrewarded. Our plant operators, technicians and tradesmen have the opportunity to move into leadership and other key roles where they can have an additional impact.

A complete package

We know you’re looking for work/life balance, and we are proud to provide it. Shift rotations allow for ample downtime, and many of our plants have active social groups. Plus, with generous compensation, benefits and retirement plans, you can prepare for the future.

For information about career opportunities at the Highvale Mine west of Edmonton, Alberta visit:

Current Opportunities