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Welder - Pickering


Pickering, ON, CA, L1V 2R5

Req ID:  14603

Job Title: Welder – Pickering

Status: Regular Full Time

Education Level: Minimum Grade 12 Diploma and Certification of Qualification (456A) or experience defined below

Location(s): Pickering, ON

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

Travel: Yes – As required

Deadline to Apply: July 6, 2020 


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 qualified candidates to join our Maintenance team as Welder with openings at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, 40 km east of Toronto, along Lake Ontario.


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.



A Welder permanently joins pieces of metal or manufactured parts using metal filler and heat and/or pressure; builds structures and repairs broken or cracked parts according to specifications; and carries out special processes, such as welding studs and brazing. Specifically, a Welder:

  • Lays out, cuts, and forms metals to specifications
  • Fits sub-assemblies and assemblies together and preparing assemblies for welding
  • Uses three major types of welding: arc, gas, and resistance
  • Uses various welding and cutting processes to join structural steel and cut metal in vessels, piping and other components
  • Fabricates parts, tools, machines and equipment
  • Joins parts being manufactured, builds structures and repairs damaged or worn parts
  • Controls for quality before, during and after welding.



  • Have a minimum Grade 12 education



  • Hold a valid Certificate of Qualification (456A) or have 5+ years’ experience Pipe/welding with GTAW process on stainless steel & carbon steel;
  • Must be able to pass a 6G open root pipe test using the GTAW & SMAW processes (F6-F4).  The test specimen will then be subjected to NDE examination (non-destructive evaluation) consisting of visual, radiographic and destructive inspections for evaluation;
  • 5+ years’ experience, transferable CWB;
  • 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.



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
  • 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, 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., July 6, 2020.  The selection process includes testing and an interview in order to be a successful applicant.  You will also be required to provide proof of high school and/or college transcripts and Certificate of Qualification (please upload into your profile). 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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