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Electronics, Instrumentation, Control & Safety Technician/Technologist (Term Employment)


Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 2R5

Req ID:  13761

Status: Term Employment.  Review posting for more details on Term employment with OPG.

Education Level: Minimum completion of Grade 12; plus three (3) years of concentrated study in a related field such as instrumentation or electronic technology.

Travel: Yes up to 25%

Deadline to Apply: July 5, 2020


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 looking for a dynamic, consultative & results driven professional to join our team at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station on a temporary TERM basis in the role of Electronics, Instrumentation, Control & Safety Technician/Technologist.  


As a TERM employee for Ontario Power Generation, successful candidates will become members of the Power Workers Union (PWU) hiring hall and will be supporting the long-term life of the Pickering Generating Station. Successful candidates will receive an attractive wage and benefit package including life insurance, drug and dental plan and retirement program through the Power Sector Benefit Trust. Members of the PWU have the protection of a collective agreement governing working conditions. For details on working for the PWU hiring hall and accompanying benefits, please visit  


Reporting to the Plant System Support Manager, the Electronics, Instrumentation, Control & Safety Technician/Technologist provides technical expertise in the areas of electronics, instrumentation, and radiofrequency broadcast issues as they relate to OPG facilities, including workplace hazards and are responsible for interpreting environmental and health and safety legislation, chemical and waste management related to OPG operations.


The Electronics, Instrumentation, Control & Safety Technician/Technologist is responsible to design, construct, develop, test, modify, evaluate, repair, and calibrate radiation protection, conventional safety, protective clothing and equipment, analytical instrumentation, control and electrical equipment at various locations as assigned by supervisor. Contribute to the solution of problems associated with new or modified equipment and aid in the introduction of new equipment.


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.



  • Responsibilities are consistent with health physics, radiation protection and conventional safety training and experience associated with a large utility generating station and laboratory environment. In accordance with prescribed safety procedures and regulations:
  • Contribute to the solution of a variety of problems regarding the design and construction of protective clothing and associated equipment as required to meet the specific needs of Nuclear facilities, transmission facilities (eg. lines, transformer stations, forestry department) and specialized facilities as required at Nuclear Stations. Assist in the design and construction of prototype protective clothing and equipment, incorporating modifications as necessary to meet user requirements and approval of Section Manager.
  • Perform a trouble-shooting and repair service in an instrumentation laboratory setting, or at various locations, involving radiation protection, conventional safety, analytical instrumentation and control equipment through the application of tests as required such as electrical, electronic, pneumatic, or hydraulic, to ensure that the repaired equipment meets its performance specifications. Prepare appropriate reports outlining equipment faults and test procedures used, and forward to Section Manager for review and approval.
  • Be knowledgeable of radiation protection and the use of contamination control equipment as well as the nuclear station environment and its safety procedures, in order to provide assistance to the Section Manager with the introduction of new or modified clothing and equipment to client groups. Provide advice on the use, maintenance and alterations of existing systems and procedures, to accommodate revised suit/equipment requirements. Determine if problems exist with the user technique or design of clothing/equipment through observation under normal operating conditions and by soliciting user's opinions on product effectiveness. Make repairs, alterations or additions as necessary to meet user's needs. Discuss design problems with Section Manager, and proceed with selected modifications and alternatives provided. Prepare and submit to supervisor for approval, manufacturing detail drawings and specifications, graphs, charts, cost estimates, etc., relative to the manufacture of the final product for use in the tendering process.
  • Participate in performance studies regarding respiratory protective equipment and protective clothing used in environments contaminated with tritiated water vapor, sodium chloride and dioctylphalate aerosols to determine levels of protection being provided. Select, setup, and calibrate measuring equipment necessary for the test to be performed in accordance with equipment requirements and desired test procedures established by Section Manager. Perform quality assurance tests. Test the equipment/clothing in these contaminated environments or operate the various devices used in monitoring the test being conducted in accordance with test parameters established by Section Manager. Perform bioassay measurements limited to the liquid scintilation process to assess tritium uptakes of test subjects, and measure tritium content of air and water samples. Process measurements, calculate results using appropriate algebraic/statistical equations and perform established regression analysis where appropriate. Maintain complete records of activities for Section Manager's review.
  • Perform preventive maintenance of our facilities including air/ refrigeration systems, instrumentation and control systems, complex electrical/electronic metering devices and equipment, such as programmable controllers and other software-control equipment, at various locations as assigned. Make routine visual, instrumental, mechanical, electrical and electronic checks on metering equipment to ensure it meets the standard requirements. Clean, calibrate, lubricate and adjust equipment as required to achieve specified efficiency and accuracy. Perform other routine maintenance tasks, as identified, for specific pieces of equipment at various field locations. Make recommendations to Section Manager regarding changes in the preventive maintenance program in order to improve the reliability of the equipment.
  • Inspect, install, calibrate, modify, evaluate and test unusual and/or complicated new or existing radiation protection, conventional safety and analytical instrumentation, control, and electrical metering equipment, as directed by Section Manager. Review pertinent drawings, inspect equipment, test calibration and perform tests required to evaluate equipment performance. Discuss with Section Manager, the theory of operation, methodology test requirements and the like. Prepare reports, specifications and work procedures and submit to Section Manager or review and approval.
  • As assigned, design, develop, test, and install prototype radiation protection and conventional safety instrumentation such as, Warning Energized Line Device, Live Line Verification Device, Pole Tester, C-14 Area Monitor or Automatic Irradiator. Fabricate metal parts as required for the construction of prototypes or modifications/repairs of existing equipment. Discuss with Section Manager or other designated personnel the performance, reproducibility, accuracy, and test requirements of the instrumentation being developed. Prepare pertinent drawings and documentation and submit to Section Manager for review and approval. Calibrate instruments, prepare tests for evaluation of equipment and submit report to Section Manager for review and approval.
  • Assist Section Manager in the training of Ontario Power Generation, Nuclear (OPG, N) personnel in the installation, maintenance, calibration and trouble-shooting of portable and fixed safety instrumentation used in OPG, N such as Portal and Stack Monitors, TLD Readers, radiation instruments, gas meters, etc. Participate in preparing and presenting training courses by giving practical demonstrations of equipment and explaining results. Prepare on occasion, related training material as assigned by Section Manager.
  • Conduct tests in hazardous laboratory settings involving high voltage equipment, toxic gases, chemicals and radioactive gases and materials. Prepare reports, specifications and safe test and work procedures and submit to Section Manager for review and approval.
  • Provide assistance to the Section Manager in the design, development, procurement, and testing of safety instrumentation which is not commercially available. Design and build working models from user requirements, specifications or guidelines provided by the Section Manager and suggest design changes where appropriate. Canvass the appropriate industrial sectors to ascertain capabilities for mass production and advise Section Manager of findings. Catalogue and evaluate designated equipment available in the industrial sectors. Work in conjunction with manufacturers who have been contracted to do the work with respect to providing technical details and answering their concerns. Maintain an awareness of new products, materials, application and work methods through the review of periodicals, maintenance of files of manufacturers' literature, or by attending trade shows. Advise Section Manager with regards to potential application to protective equipment and clothing.
  • Obtain and process information using manual and computerized systems to keep files of operating procedures, calibration results, deficiency reports, evaluation reports, descriptions, spare parts, specifications, preventive maintenance methods and purchase records up-to-date. Recommend modifications to instrumentation, control and electrical metering equipment through the review of own and other work records. Submit written recommendations to Section Manager.
  • On occasion, measure and evaluate hazards from ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, physical and chemical agents at various locations. Discuss with the Section Manager or other designated personnel, and obtain technical guidance on the nature of the hazard, methodology or measurement, safety precautions and the like. Inform other internal personnel of required safety precautions.
  • Assist in the maintenance of section test equipment, including preparation and implementation of quality assurance programs. Participate in keeping the laboratory and test areas in a clean, orderly state.
  • Conduct tests, perform maintenance and install metering equipment at field locations in accordance with the safety regulations prescribed by the local authority. Conduct tests at manufacturers' laboratory settings in accordance with their safety regulations. When necessary, attend training courses provided by line management.
  • Generate technical drawings of mechanical parts and assemblies using basic Computer Aided Drafting systems (CADS). Use machine shop tools and equipment such as lathes, milling machines, drills, band saws, welding torches, etc., to produce and modify prototypes from technical drawings.
  • Perform all aspects of work protection code (WPC) activities up to the level trained.
  • Be accountable for the health, safety and well being of self and others, in accordance with technical/ operating procedures and standards, including the development of technical/operating solutions to problems.  



  • Minimum completion of Grade 12; plus three (3) years of concentrated study in a related field such as instrumentation or electronic technology.
    • Post secondary degree / diploma in Electronics / Instrumentation / Broadcast considered an asset



  • Minimum of 2-years up to 10-years of demonstrated hands-on experience as an Electronics, Instrumentation, Control & Safety Technician/Technologist or similar role.
  • Prior experience an industrial / nuclear environment an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills required to work with both internal and external stakeholders and Government agencies.
  • Well versed in MS Office applications and advanced functionality including, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Must hold a valid G-class drivers license in good standing.



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.

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,
  • 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.July 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.

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