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Environmental, Chemical & Safety Technician/Technologist - Timmins, ON


Timmins, ON, CA, P4N 7C6

Req ID:  6483

Status: Regular Full-time

Education Level: Grade 12 or equivalent plus two years of study in a related field; Post secondary degree/diploma in Chemistry, Chemical Technician considered an asset. 

Travel: Yes -  upt to 40%

Deadline to Apply: February 23, 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.



Please ensure you're aware of the location within the City of Timmins before applying to this position.  All applicants must be willing to be based in the Timmins, ON area.



Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a dynamic, consultative & results driven professional to join our team in the role of Environmental, Chemical & Safety Technician/Technologist, in Timmins, ON.  


Reporting to the Plant System Support Manager, the Environmental, Chemical & Safety Technician/Technologist provides technical expertise in the areas of chemical, environmental and safety 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.


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 conventional and chemical safety training and experience in an industrial generating utility environment. In accordance with prescribed safety procedures and regulations:

  • Provide technical expertise and assist in the implementation of corporate and local programs and projects, as it relates to the areas of Environment, Health and Safety, and Emergency Management
  • Provide environmental expertise, monitoring and sampling to support programs such as: Waste management, TDG, HAZMAT, Designated Substances, PCBs, Water/air quality, contaminated lands and site specific ECA requirements.
  • Provide health and safety expertise in regards to noise sampling and fit testing
  • Perform mathematical calculations and upload system data accordingly
  • Prepare and maintain reports and records
  • Prepare and update emergency response plans



  • Post secondary degree / diploma in Chemistry / Chemical Technician considered an asset. 



  • 8-10 years of demonstrated hands-on experience as a Environmental, Chemical & Safety Technician/Technologist or similar role
  • Prior experience an industrial / hydro-electric 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.


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.February 23, 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. If you require technical support in a format that is accessible to you, please contact