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Registered CFAA Fire Alarm Technician (Contract up to 2026)

Location: 

Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 2R5

Req ID:  40339

Status: Term Contract (up to 2016))

Education Level:  Minimum Grade 12 diploma and a Registered CFAA Fire Alarm Technician in good standing with the Canadian Fire Alarm Association

Location(s): Pickering, ON

Shifts(s): Days and/or Rotating Shift including nights, weekends and holidays

Travel: Some- As required within Durham Region

 

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.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

 

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for dynamic, strategic and results-driven professional to join our team in the role of Electrical and Control Technician.

 

In a TERM employee role at OPG, you will be supporting either the Pickering or Darlington Maintenance organizations up until 2026. As a condition of employment, you will be required to become a member of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW). You will receive an attractive wage in accordance with the OPG – PWU collective agreement and a pension and benefit package through CUSW.

 

Following your TERM position, as a member of CUSW, you will have access to long-term employment opportunities, attractive wages, benefits, and pension in accordance with the CUSW collective agreement while working with OPG, or one of its vendor partners, on future projects in Nuclear and Renewable Generation, including Small Modular Reactors and Pickering Safe Storage.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 

 

An Electrical and Control Technician will be responsible for: 

 

  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and actively participate in the periodic teardown and internal inspection of major equipment and sub components, with a focus on fire alarm systems.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the design of computer programs as required for the efficient operation of the station.
  • Carry out a variety of measurements including testing of electrical, control and protection equipment to recognized standards and procedures.
  • Determine generating system reliability and power system production.  Maintain supplementary computer programs to facilitate analysis.
  • 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.
  • Provide instrumentation & controls technical support in the areas of:
  • Condition assessment
  • Performance analysis
  • Equipment modifications and integration
  • Detailed design
  • Procurement of equipment
  • Commissioning of new equipment/systems.

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Have a minimum Grade 12 education;

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Registered CFAA Fire Alarm Technician in good standing with the Canadian Fire Alarm Association
  • 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

 

WHY OPG? 

 

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.  

 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Please submit your application online at https://jobs.opg.com/.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS 

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. 

If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact AODA@opg.com

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