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Mechanical Engineer/Officer (Atikokan, ON)


Atikokan, ON, CA, P0T 1C0

Req ID:  14466

Status: Regular Fulltime

Education Level: 4-year University degree in Mechanical Engineering

Location(s): ATIKOKAN, ON

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: 20%

Deadline to Apply: December 6, 2020


BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At OPG, our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.



Please ensure you're aware of the location within Atikokan area before applying to this position.  All applicants must be willing to be based in the Atikokan area.



Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a dynamic, consultative & results driven professional to join our team in the role of Mechanical Engineer/Officer, with OPG’s Plant Engineering Services – Northwest Operations, based in Atikokan, ON at OPG’s Biomass Generating Station. 


Reporting to Plant Engineering Services – Northwest Operations, the Mechanical Engineer/Officer will provide mechanical engineering technical support for the continuous safe and efficient operation of OPG’s generating stations.


The Mechanical Engineer/Officer is the lead engineer that takes full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating mechanical engineering projects that are necessary for the continuous safe, efficient and economical commissioning and operation of OPG’s stations and facilities in the Northwest region.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.



  • Plan, coordinate and conduct Mechanical engineering assessments, studies, inspections and investigations, designs, and evaluations of mechanical systems.
  • Preparation of drawings, technical specifications, construction estimates, request for proposals, proposal evaluation, award, contract negotiations & administration & co-ordination, construction monitoring, resolution of contract disputes.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance on a variety of technical matters operations maintenance operations, performance, design, and commissioning.
  • Provide input to business plans, work plans, budgets with respect to project priorities, schedules and resource requirements.
  • Collaborate with customers, stakeholders, consultants, contractors, and government agencies as required.
  • As a technical expert in mechanical engineering provide advice, guidance, consultation and services to engineering problems including:
    • Engineering matters related to projects;
    • Equipment assessments.
    • Operating problems.
    • Risk assessments.
  • Respond to emergencies, equipment failure, unsatisfactory equipment performance, conduct field investigations, prepare reports, and recommend actions.
  • Develop plans, standards and technical procedures for inspection, maintenance and monitoring programs.
  • Serve on study, project teams or task groups.
  • Pre-start health and safety reviews, investigation of safety or technical incidents.



  • 4 year university degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Unrestricted P. Eng. certification in good standing in the Province of Ontario is preferred.



We are looking for an engineering professional with the following:

  • Applicable hands-on experience in designated engineering discipline: post-graduate experience or via internship/apprenticeship or co-op programs;
  • Experience working in an industrial environment with mechanical systems is preferred,
  • Experience working in a  Generating Facility, industrial power system, waste facility, or utilities organization is preferred;
  • Experience conducting assessments, testing, studies, inspections, investigations, designing, evaluating, construction monitoring & maintenance of mechanical systems associated with industrial facilities;
  • Software associated with mechanical engineering, monitoring and instrumentation;
  • Reporting preparation, and strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with people;
  • A results oriented, efficient & value oriented focus, excellent verbal and written communicator, with high integrity to uphold company values including H&S, and protection of the environment;
  • Experience and qualifications in Design Engineering is preferred;
  • Willingness to travel via road, airplane, float plane, helicopter etc. 20% of time; 

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.



As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success.


At OPG our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  


Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to the province


If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.


Our promise to you

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business.
  • Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions,
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
  • We support employment equity and diversity.



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T.December 6, 2020.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.



OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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