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Medical/Health Physics or Nuclear Engineering - Co-op or Developmental Student


Req ID:  2302

Status:  Student-Contract - Fall 2019 (4 or 8 months)

Education Level:   University, minimum 2nd year completed

Location(s):   Whitby, ON

Shifts(s):  Days

Travel: Yes – 10%

Deadline to Apply:  May 28, 2019


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. 



Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is excited to offer one student opportunity in our Health Physics Department in Whitby, Ontario.  This is a 4 or 8 months student placement commencing in September 2019.


All students applying for student positions at OPG must meet the below eligibility:

  • Enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution.
  • Have a minimum average of 70% cumulative GPA.
  • Returning to full-time studies in the same program following the completion of the work term OR requiring the work term or co-op placement to graduate.



As the successful candidate, you may have the opportunity to assist in a variety of work assignments which may include:

  • Assist in the implementation of the Radiation Protection program
  • Assist in the management of the Radiation Instrument program
  • Implement new instrumentation and programs at the site
  • Manage and organize technical databases
  • Assist health physicists with data collection and analysis
  • Assist health physicists with report writing
  • Assist with remote monitoring initiatives



  • Minimum completion of 2nd year at a University specializing in Health Physics, Medical Physics or Nuclear Engineering.



Preference may be given to the candidate who has the following skills and qualifications:

  • Microsoft Access Database Development and Reporting Experience.
  • Radiation Instrument Experience.


This job will provide you with the following professional development:

  • The opportunity to gain a technical understanding of how a CANDU station works
  • Experience implementing Health Physics skills at an operating nuclear generating station
  • The opportunity to enhance organizational and managerial skills
  • The opportunity to enhance teamwork and communication skills
  • The opportunity to improve time management skills



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. 


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, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.    
  • 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., May 28, 2019. It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online and through their school’s own portal, if applicable. In addition, students must include a copy of their unofficial transcript and must be eligible to work in Canada. 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. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact