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Steam Plant Operator IV - Qualified

Joffre, AB
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Who We Are:

Heartland Generation is one of Alberta’s largest power generators, supplying more than 2,660 MW (gross) of power for the benefit of industrial, commercial and residential consumers.

Our balanced portfolio of contracted and merchant facilities provides reliable and efficient baseload power, as well as dispatchable generation with the ability to meet peak electricity demand. At Heartland Generation, we are focused on building a better bridge to a clean energy future through our innovative decarbonization strategy. As the first large-scale power generator in Alberta to transition completely off coal and one of the largest cogeneration operators in the province, we are now driving toward further industry decarbonization and our goal of net zero by 2050.

We are actively pursuing new technologies, including the integration of carbon capture and sequestration, hydrogen production and hydrogen-fueled power generation and renewable opportunities. By utilizing our existing assets, we will further reduce emissions, generate clean, reliable electricity and continue our investment in the communities where we live and work.

Heartland Generation is owned by ECP, a leading investor across the energy transition, electrification and decarbonization infrastructure assets, including power generation, renewables and storage solutions, environmental infrastructure and sustainability, efficiency and reliability assets.

The Heartland Way

As we focus on building a better bridge to a clean energy future, we are equally focused on how we get there. The Heartland Way guides how we operate our business, treat each other, our customers and our communities through integrity, inclusion and respect, teamwork, collaboration, trust, accountability, honesty and transparency. Our people, from across the business, exemplify our principles at work and in our communities.

How do you fit in?  

The Heartland Generation team is always looking for people that share our values and will contribute to the spirit of a forward thinking, proactive, agile, and professional team.

Employees ensure the safe, compliant, and reliable operation of the station’s generating units and auxiliary equipment. This includes monitoring and maintaining operations within equipment design parameters and in accordance with station operating standards including during start-ups, shut-downs, and upset conditions. In addition, employees will administer Safe Work Processes, support the development of junior/new operators and shift team members, and participate in the development and ongoing improvements to safety and training systems and materials.

What you’ll be doing:  

Under the general supervision of the Shift Supervisor or Operations Coordinator, employees oversee all aspects of plant operations, performs shift related administrative duties, and is the designated Issuing Authority of the Safe Work Process. Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing safe work practices/plans and administering the Safe Work Process system. Work is prioritized and required activities are communicated to the shift operators.
  • Assisting other Operators in evaluating upset/emergency situations and hazards and determining how to safely proceed given the situation and ensuring that the emergency response capabilities are maintained in accordance with station and/or Host Site standards and that the emergency responsibilities are carried out.
  • Ensuring that the plant is operated within the station’s environmental license limits and taking appropriate actions on potential environmental problems by reporting and taking corrective actions in accordance with station policy and documenting environmental issues in the appropriate logs.
  • Maintaining standard operating procedures and ensuring that the units, auxiliary equipment, boilers, and water treatment plant are operated within operating parameters and in a safe, compliant, and reliable manner.
  • Primary communication with the Real Time Desk and/or AESO for changes to unit status
  • Performing Operator in Charge duties for the site electrical distribution, substation, and transmission facilities.
  • Providing coaching, on-the-job training, and direction to junior/new operating staff.
  • Assisting with maintaining/updating current training modules, reviewing, identifying new training requirements, and developing the training modules and accompanying competency verifications.
  • Coordinating Shift Team coverage and maintenance call-ins when required, daily reporting to various stakeholders, and reviewing and updating assigned policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing and updating assigned policies and procedures, and supporting project needs with technical report writing as required.
  • Supporting JV site or station ER events and drills, and outage work plans.
  • Providing coverage in other Operating job classes where qualified to meet business needs.
  • Performing minor maintenance duties as assigned and working with the maintenance department as required.

All duties and responsibilities will be performed in accordance with established health, safety and environmental principles, corporate policies, practices and procedures and applicable government legislation.

What you must have:

  • Completion of Grade XII, including a pass standing in Math 20, Physics 20 (preference toward Physics 30), English 30 and another 30-level course with considerable related experience OR completion of a two-year Power Engineering Technology Program with considerable related experience.
  • A valid 2nd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency.
  • Five (5) or more years of related experience, or completion of the station’s Steam Plant Operator IV Qualified Level training modules and on-the-job training with at least 1 year of experience at the Steam Plant Operator IV Entry level.
  • Must have a valid Alberta operators license (minimum class 5).

Where you’ll be working:

This position is located in our Joffre Cogeneration Facility in Joffre, Alberta.

The Heartland Generation Experience:

Heartland Generation provides an attractive Total Rewards package including competitive compensation and benefits and the ability to make a meaningful impact on a company shaping the energy future.

The Heartland Generation Experience embodies:

  • Meaningful work and career development
  • Work life balance
  • Accessible leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Work Culture
  • Compelling Purpose
  • Competitive Market Based Total Rewards

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Heartland Generation follows a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) practice whereby all our people experience fair treatment, equal opportunities and a sense of belonging when it comes to being part of the Heartland Generation team.

Ready to join our team?

Please submit your resume in confidence to our Human Resources team.

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position requires the satisfactory completion of background and education verification checks and pre-employment alcohol and drug screening.

This position is administered under the CEWA Job Posting provisions.

Ready to join our team?

If you would like to be a power player who can contribute to the spirit of a forward thinking, proactive, agile and professional team that puts customers first. Learn more about what joining the Heartland Generation team could look like for you!

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

To apply, please submit your resume in confidence to our Human Resources team.

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Why work at Heartland Generation Ltd?

The Heartland Generation team is always expanding. We’re looking for power players who share our values and can contribute to the spirit of a forward thinking, proactive, agile and professional team that puts customers first. Learn more about what joining our team could look like for you.

As we begin to shape the Heartland Generation story, we embrace our roots and are inspired to create a dynamic, fresh company. Looking forward, we will build on our foundation of operational excellence as we define our unique place within Canada’s energy markets.

As a group of passionate team members, we provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers. With integrity, agility and a deep dedication to building trust, we’re here to power and empower the lives of our team, our customers and the communities where we live and work.