Nuclear Waste Operator


Kincardine, ON, CA, N0G 2T0

Req ID:  43088

Job Title:  Nuclear Waste Operator

Status: Regular Full Time

Education Level: Minimum High School Diploma plus a 2 or 3-year Power Engineering college diploma

Location(s): Tiverton, ON

Number of Positions: 5

Shifts(s): Days & Nights: Rotating 12 hour shifts

Travel: Up to 10% - Durham Region

Deadline to Apply:  Monday, June 12 2023

OPG continues to set the bar for environmental protection, community involvement and economic impact—all while safely keeping the lights on. 


Now we’ve set our sights on being a net-zero carbon company by 2040 and a catalyst to help the economies where we operate achieve net-zero by 2050.  


OPG operates a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar. We are also a clean tech leader and innovator, offering challenging and unique work opportunities. Help us use our power to change the world.  


BE THE GENERATION to help build a brighter tomorrow. 




Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a results-driven team players to join our organization in the role of Nuclear Waste Operator at our Nuclear Sustainability Services Facility (NSS-W) located in Tiverton, ON


Working in accordance with prescribed safety procedures and regulations and reporting to the Section Manager, Western Waste Operations, the Nuclear Waste Operator will be responsible for operating NSS-W systems, equipment and devices according to approved procedures and practices. The Nuclear Waste Operator will operate field equipment and control room panels as well as they perform field activities within the conditions set forth in approved programs, procedures, and instructions to meet established targets in the areas of quality, environment, health, safety, cost and staff development.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in being Ontario’s low-cost electricity generator of choice.



•  Identify potential incidents and non-compliance to applicable Acts, Regulations, Licenses and Approvals for immediate evaluation of reporting needs.

•  Execute control room activities and / or execute field work in accordance with approved procedures.

•  Monitor and perform routine and periodic sampling of all effluent and emissions from the NSS-W facility to make certain of compliance with governing Acts, Regulations, Licenses and Certificates of Approval.

•  Restrict facility access to qualified staff or adequately supervised non-NSS-W staff based on an assessment of potential conventional hazards and changing radiological conditions.

•  Maintain control of licensed radioactive sources and dosimetry control on schedule back shifts.

•  Participate in the development and review of work plans, operating procedures, temporary instructions, job and task analysis and operational flow sheets.

• Perform of routine inspections, commissioning, testing and troubleshooting of operating systems, equipment and devices.

• Participate in the identification of hazards, substandard conditions and practices, formal analysis of jobs and tasks, reporting of incidents, response to emergencies and abnormal conditions, identification of specialized work permit and rule needs, identification of assessment of potential industrial health and hygiene hazards.

• Expected to be knowledgeable in the use of protective equipment and executing the work in a safe manner

• Effectively execute duties associated with Specialized Work Permits (ie: Confined Space, Excavation, Work Protection, Hot Work).

• Prepare quality preparation of logs, reports and records. 

• Accountable for the health, safety and well-being of self and others, in accordance with technical/operating procedures and standards, and includes the development of technical/ operating solutions to problems. 



• Minimum High School Diploma plus a 2 or 3-year Power Engineering college diploma



• Minimum of 3 years’ of experience operating combustion systems, process and auxiliary equipment in an industrial environment, preferably from a Thermal Generating Station, Marine or Stationary Power Plant.

• Highly knowledgeable on the Legislation / Acts, Regulations, Codes and Standards that govern the management of Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Operations

• Possess detailed understanding of operating parameters and reporting requirements as specified in applicable Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Operating Licenses, Environmental Protection Act – Regulation 558 [347], MECP Certificates of Approval and their conditions of issuance

• Keep informed on equipment and procedural developments

• Effectively maintain the skills / knowledge necessary to respond appropriately to any normal / abnormal, upset or emergency condition.

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

•  Be eligible to work in Canada


As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, OPG offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a fast-paced work environment. 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 the province’s wellbeing.  

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 and OPG’s clean electricity is helping decarbonize other sectors. 

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. 

• Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate. 

• Partner with Indigenous communities and support local businesses. 

• We support employment equity, diversity and inclusion. 


Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., June 12 2023.  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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