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Project Technician - Mechanical (TERM Employee)


Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 2R5

Req ID:  3096

Status: Term Contract (approved up to March, 2021, in accordance with the current Nuclear Service Agreement – possibility of extension)

Education Level: 2-year technician / technology college diploma/program in either mechanical, civil or electrical disciplines.

Location(s): Pickering, ON

Shifts(s): Days, occasional shift work to support field work

Travel: up to 10%

Deadline to Apply: September 26, 2019


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 consultative and results driven engineering professionals to join our team at our Pickering Nuclear Generating Station on a temporary TERM basis in the role of Project Technician across three primary disciplines: Mechanical, Civil and Electrical & Controls.


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 First Line Manager, the Project Technician - Mechanical will be working within the Field Engineering department, which performs duties supporting safe operation of our nuclear facilities while focusing on quality control inspections, work planning assessments, liaising with project stakeholders, supporting contract partners and oversight of field activities.


The role of Project Technician - Mechanical is responsible for checks and tests, drawing and code interpretation, report writing, quality inspections and quantity measurements to ensure assigned systems/facilities are installed and functioning in accordance with design specifications, satisfying the requirements of the applicable Quality Assurance (QA) program


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.



  • Work in accordance with prescribed safety procedures and regulations.
  • Support station with work planning, assessing, inspections and site walk downs.
  • Maintain Quality Assurance program and all aspects of Quality Control (QC) and Quality Surveillance (QS) programs ensuring all QA procedures are satisfied. Assigned duties will encompass office and field elements.
  • Review and become familiar with applicable drawings, specifications, procedures and codes involving assigned systems. Assist in the resolution of constructability, installation/modification issues.
  • Provide advice to and liaise with project stakeholders, and external suppliers with on such items as material specifications, material deficiencies, and substitutions facilitating successful project implementation.
  • Schedule adherence meeting established milestones are critical to safe operation of the station.
  • While overseeing contractor activities at the workplace. Verify contractor progress and report deviations from approved Inspection & Test Plans schedules to appropriate supervisor for resolution.
  • Accountable for the health, safety and well-being of self and others.
  • Accountable for maintaining minimum training requirements while being mentored with experienced staff, potential for radiological work as an ARW (Atomic Radiation Worker).



  • Completion of a 2-year technician / technology college diploma/program in either mechanical, civil or electrical disciplines.


  • 3+ years of experience as a Mechanical technician;
  • Comfortable working at heights, confined spaces and wearing radiation protective equipment executing assigned duties.
  • Ability to read & understand construction drawings;
  • Advanced skills and working knowledge in MS-Office (Particularly Excel and Access); strong knowledge in data management is a bonus.  Visio and Asset Suite 7 experience is an asset;
  • Work as part of a team in a fast paced, dynamic environment, with tight deadlines and expected high level of detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare effective documentation and establish collaborative internal and external relationships;
  • Mechanical – Experience with piping systems pressure boundary codes/governance, and welding, NDE techniques and HVAC experience is an asset;
  • Days based organization, but flexibility required to work shifts and weekends as necessary.
  • The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.

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, 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.September 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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