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Nuclear Operator In-Training


Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 2R5

Req ID:  1995

Status: Term Contract

Education Level: Minimum Grade 12 diploma from a Secondary School that includes Grade 12 University preparation courses in math and physics and/or chemistry.

Location: Pickering, ON

Shifts: Requires rotating shift work including days and nights on weekdays, weekends and holidays

Travel: Yes- 10%

Deadline to Apply: May, 26, 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.



OPG is looking for dedicated, results driven and dynamic professionals to join our team in the role of Nuclear Operator In Training located in Pickering, Ontario.

This position is a training program to become a Nuclear Operator. Training can take up to 18 months to complete depending on the assigned stream.

Nuclear Operators are responsible for keeping the nuclear generating station running. They make rounds of their designated areas within the plant to check and maintain the operating status of equipment, complete routines and regular inspections and perform tests on equipment.

Responsibilities of a Nuclear Operator may include:

  • Checking the status of equipment and systems to detect/assess problems and provide information to maintenance to assist in repairing equipment
  • Adhere to safety procedures to proactively prevent workplace accidents and immediately isolate and contain any problems that may arise
  • Document and record routine maintenance activities
  • Assist with testing functionality of 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.

To meet the challenges of this dynamic opportunity, you must: Successfully pass all formal examinations during the initial training period including Radiation Protection. You must also be prepared to work rotating shift work including days and nights on weekdays, weekends and holidays.



  • Perform field operations and activities in accordance with approved procedures, under the supervision of a Supervising Nuclear Operator.
  • Involvement with commissioning, start-up, running and shutdown of various nuclear station systems.
  • Working safely with various types of equipment.



You must meet at least one of the following education requirements: 

  1. Secondary School Diploma that includes Grade 12-U (university) preparation courses in mathematics and in physics and/or chemistry; 
  2. Secondary School Diploma plus a College Power Engineering Diploma (1, 2 or 3 year program)
  3. Secondary School Diploma plus a four year University Engineering Degree in a relevant discipline
  4. Secondary School Diploma plus a two or three year College Technician/Technologist Diploma in a program below (or the equivalent):


    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
    • Electronics
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Power Line
    • Stationary Engineering



A minimum of 70% cumulative GPA in your qualifying program above is required.   In order to be considered, you must upload this supporting transcript to your application and will be asked for an official copy of this transcript should you be selected for an interview. If applicable, you must have Canadian equivalency of foreign education.



  • Possess good communication skills (both verbal and written), consistent with Grade 12 English requirements
  • Have a valid Class G Ontario driver's license (or able to obtain one before the start of employment)
  • 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 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
  • 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.May, 26, 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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