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Electrical & Control Technician


Kincardine, ON, CA, N0G 2T0

Req ID:  9221

Status: Regular, Full-Time

Education Level: Grade 12 or equivalent, or equivalent, plus 8,000 hours of Apprenticeship or Red Seal Certification

Location(s): Tiverton, ON

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes- 20%

Deadline to Apply: April 5, 2020



Please ensure you're aware of the location within the Municipality of Kincardine and Bruce County before applying to this position.  All applicants must be willing to be based in the Tiverton area. 



BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At Ontario Power Generation (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.




OPG is looking for a dedicated, results-driven team players to join our organization in the role of Electrical and Control Technician as part of our Nuclear Waste Management (NWM) team.  This role is based out of our Tiverton facility adjacent to the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, in the Kincardine, Bruce County area. 


Reporting to the Section Manager Maintenance, the Electrical and Control Technician is responsible for trouble shooting, assessing, inspecting, adjusting and making repairs to a variety of electrical, electronic, and control equipment, apparatus and instrumentation to the facilities’ systems as well as the calibration, monitoring and modifying of flow, pressure, temperature, level Instrumentation and data acquisition.


The Electrical and Control Technician is accountable for the inspection and maintenance work required on the Facilities high, medium and low voltage systems, distribution, controls and other equipment with a focus on fire alarm systems. 


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and long-term management of nuclear waste. 



  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and actively participate in the periodic teardown and internal inspection of major equipment and sub components, with a focus on fire alarm systems.
  • Install, commission, inspect, troubleshoot, service, maintain and overhaul and assist with the design for all electrical/ electronic/control/protection/telecommunication or testing equipment, associated with generating stations and facilities. 
  • Prepare electrical, control, instrumentation, protection and telecommunication sketches, drawings, and bills of material.
  • Assist in the design of computer programs as required for the efficient operation of the station.  
  • Carry out a variety of measurements including testing of electrical, control and protection equipment to recognized standards and procedures. 
  • Determine generating system reliability and power system production.  Maintain supplementary computer programs to facilitate analysis. 
  • Participate in studies associated with energy production, load and capacity, demand management, etc., and provide regular and on-demand reports.  Establish and maintain documentation / program files.
  • Provide technical support, advice, coordination and assistance with regard to emerging work, projects and daily routines, including the development of technical/operational solutions to problems.
  • Provide instrumentation & controls technical support in the areas of:
  • Condition assessment
  • Performance analysis
  • Equipment modifications and integration
  • Detailed design
  • Procurement of equipment
  • Commissioning of new equipment/systems.




  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Minimum 8,000 hours of Industrial and/or Construction & Maintenance and/or an instrumentation and control technician apprenticeship.




  • A valid Red Seal Certificate in Industrial 442A and/or Construction and Maintenance 309A and/or 447 Instrumentation and Control Technician;
  • Registered as a current Canadian File Alarm Association (CFAA) Fire Alarm Technician is considered a highly desirable asset;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as an industrial or construction electrician and/or instrumentation and control technician;
  • Experience in maintaining PLCs, industrial control networks and SCADA systems;
  • Strong commitment to Safety, Environmental Compliance, and Plant Reliability;
  • Proven organizational skills, high work standards, strong technical abilities and personal accountability;
  • Strong computer skill in MS Word and Excel;
  • Experience with reading and interpreting measuring tools, graphs, and technical manuals;
  • Ability to maintain excellent records and documentation control;
  • Flexibility to work shifts if required (infrequent);
  • Valid G-class Driver’s License in good standing;

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 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
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to our future

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., April 5, 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.  If you require technical support in a format that is accessible to you, please contact





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