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Electrical and Control Technician - (Contract) - Pickering


Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 2R5

Req ID:  35538

Status: (up to Pickering End of Commercial Operation)

Education Level: Minimum Grade 12 diploma and Certification of Qualification (309A or 442A)

Location(s): Pickering, ON

Shifts(s): Shift Work (rotating days/nights)

Travel: Yes- As required

Deadline to Apply: September 17, 2021


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. 




OPG is looking for qualified candidates to join our Maintenance team in the role of Electrical and Control Technician - Electrician with openings at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, 40 km east of Toronto, along Lake Ontario.


As a TERM employee for Ontario Power Generation you will be a member of Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW) hiring hall and will be supporting the long-term life of the Pickering Generating Station.  You will receive an attractive wage and benefit package through CUSW.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.



  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and actively participate in the periodic teardown and internal inspection of major equipment and sub components.
  • 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.
  • Carry out a variety of measurements including testing of electrical equipment to recognized standards and procedures.
  • Determine generating system reliability and power system production. 
  • 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.




  • Grade 12 or equivalent




  • Hold a valid Certificate of Qualification (309A or 442A).  Crane experience as an asset;
  • Successfully pass all formal examinations during the initial training period including Radiation Protection;
  • Be prepared to work a rotating 12-hour shift, including weekend and holidays;
  • Have exceptional problem solving abilities;
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Have a high comfort level with computers;
  • If applicable, have Canadian equivalency of foreign education; and
  • Be eligible to work in Canada;
  • Strong commitment to Safety, Environmental Compliance, and Plant Reliability;
  • Proven organizational skills, high work standards, strong technical abilities and personal accountability;
  • Ability to maintain excellent records and documentation control;
  • Experience with reading and interpreting measuring tools, graphs, and technical manuals;
  • Experience in reading and interpreting wiring diagrams and demonstrate strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience in maintaining PLC systems;
  • Ability to work at height and in confined spaces.
  • Ability to operated equipment such as forklift and elevated work platform.
  • Ability to work in hot and cold temperatures and environments.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Hold a G class drivers licence 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, 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. 
  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees.  It is our utmost priority.  



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., September 17, 2021.  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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