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Quality Engineering - Co-op/Developmental Student


Courtice, ON, CA, L1E 0E7

Req ID:  2218

Status:  Student-Contract - Fall 2019

Education Level:   University, minimum 3rd year completed

Location(s):   Oshawa and Courtice, ON

Shifts(s):  Days

Travel: Yes – 10%

Deadline to Apply:  May 26, 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 a student opportunity in our Refurbishment Project - Quality Engineering department which is located in Oshawa and Courtice, Ontario.  This is an eight (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.



  • Identifying areas for improvement and the oversight of various initiatives to continuously improve performance (i.e., safety, quality, cost and schedule) related to the Engineering work.
  • Assessing various aspects of engineering work, communicating with various organizations, and maintaining up to date descriptions/schedules related to execution of the engineering initiatives.
  • Other duties to support the organization include collecting data, preparing reports/presentations.



  • Minimum completion of 3rd year at a University specializing in Engineering.



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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Leadership experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel, Access)
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment


This job will provide you with the following professional development:

  • Use of operational experience to implement current best practices
  • Skills needed to drive individuals to complete their quality initiatives
  • Oversight capabilities (with various groups and management levels)
  • Knowedge of the project pillars i.e., safety, quality, schedule and cost



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 26, 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