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Manager Work Centre/Maintenance


Niagara Falls, ON, CA, L0S 1L0

Req ID:  963

Status: Regular Full Time

Education Level: 4-year university degree, Engineering, Science or Business

Location(s): Niagara, ON

Travel: Yes- 10%

Deadline to Apply: February 24, 2019

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.


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a dedicated and results driven leader to join our team in the role of Maintenance Work Centre Manager for our Niagara Operations within our Renewable Generation division.

Reporting to the Production Manager, Hydro / Thermal, the Maintenance Work Centre Manager offers a unique opportunity in industrial maintenance management to provide leadership and direction to drive safety, equipment reliability, achieve business goals and improve refurbishment operations in a safe and functional environment.

This role supervises a team to execute site work programs in a safe and cost-effective manner to support operations, quality, environmental, stakeholder, and worker and public health and safety objectives.

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. 



  • Manage assigned resources in a multi-unionized environment
  • Manage the maintenance strategy, annual work plan, and annual outage program.
  • Provide variance explanations and assessments to support appropriate decision-making.
  • Achieve year-end projection requirements for the budget, performance achievement plans and issues of significance.
  • Manage schedule and cost for planned maintenance outages.
  • Provide assessment and advice on the maintainability and operational performance of systems and quality and quantity of maintenance work performed by maintenance.
  • Schedule and execute assigned work identified in the annual plan and respond to emerging conditions to assure timely action.
  • Execute outage plans within windows provided by the business, remaining flexible to maximize revenue.
  • To support, influence and encourage initiatives to improve the effectiveness of maintenance execution equipment to Engineering & Planning.
  • Establish procedures and documentation to ensure that all services provided by the units in the section meet user requirements and standards of performance. 
  • Ensure that adequate backup procedures for the continued provision of the unit's services are maintained and tested at regular intervals


  • 4 year university degree, Engineering, Science or Business
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) designation is an asset but not a requirement  


We are looking for a seasoned maintenance management professional with the following: 

  • 8+ years of related project/program management experience in turn around projects, petroleum, power plant, utilities, petrochemical, heavy industrial programs and projects;
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience in a unionized environment;
  • Advanced skills and working knowledge in MS-Office (Particularly Excel and Access) and strong knowledge in data management;
  • Exhibit strong leadership qualities and possess well-developed analytical and communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Ability to effectively interface, build and sustain relationships with other departments and key stakeholders;
  • Ability to work autonomously, quickly understand business processes and their risk implications, analyze complex situations to reach appropriate conclusions; 
  • A results-oriented focus is essential, as is the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and effectively deliver on projects;
  • High level of self-motivation, integrity, confidentially, and accountability;
  • Ability to present information clearly and effectively;


As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, 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, 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.February 24, 2019.  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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