Plant Engineer/Officer (Mechanical)


Timmins, ON, CA, P4N 7C6

Req ID:  42790

Status: Regular Full-time

Working Conditions: Hybrid Working Environment

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; Professional Engineer Designation (P.Eng) with PEO or equivalent, or intent to obtain P.Eng. Designation considered an asset.

Location(s): Timmins, ON

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes- 25%

Deadline to Apply: June 16, 2023


BE THE GENERATION to help build a brighter tomorrow.


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 cleantech leader and innovator, offering challenging and unique work opportunities. Help us use our power to change the world. 




Please ensure you're aware of the location within the Timmins, ON area before applying to this position.  All applicants must be willing to be based at our Timmins location to support Northeast Operations and to be considered for this position.  




Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is seeking a result driven Engineer to join our Renewable Generation team in the role of Plant Engineer/Officer at our Timmins, ON location.


Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Plant Engineer/Officer contributes and performs work that is necessary for the continuous safe, efficient and economical commissioning and operation of hydroelectric generating station assets.


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.



  • Conduct mechanical engineering assessments, studies, inspections, investigations, designs, and evaluations for continuous safe, efficient and economical commissioning and operation of hydroelectric turbine generators, turbine regulating equipment, flow control equipment, lifting equipment and associated  auxiliary plant systems (Service Water Systems, Fire Protection Systems, Compressed Air Systems, Drainage and Dewatering systems, Domestic Water and Sewage Handling Systems, HVAC, Oil Handling Systems and Elevators).
  • Assist with the preparation of drawings, technical specifications, construction estimates, Inspection-Test Plans and Commissioning Plans.
  • Provide technical information, as directed, for hydroelectric station maintenance, operations, performance, design and commissioning.
  • Support project management activities (e.g., front-end planning, cost estimating, quality monitoring).
  • Collaborate with customers, stakeholders, consultants, contractors, and government agencies as required.
  • Respond to emergencies, equipment failures or unsatisfactory performance, conduct field investigations, prepare technical reports, and recommend actions.
  • Prepare plans, standards and technical procedures for inspection, maintenance and asset-life management programs.
  • Participate in technical studies.
  • Serve on project teams or task groups.
  • Participate and contribute to Pre-start health and safety reviews, investigation of safety or technical incidents.




  • 4-year university degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Eligibility to become a Professional Engineer in Ontario an Asset




  • 2 years Mechanical Engineering experience in hydro-electric generation, else transferable experience in an industrial setting
  • Eligibility to be registered with PEO as an EIT & committed to obtaining & continuously maintaining an Unrestricted P. Eng. certification in good standing in the Province of Ontario while in this position is an asset
  • Exposure to working in an industrial environment with rotating machinery, materials, welding, regulated pressure boundary and field trades support.
  • Exposure or knowledge of working in an electricity generating facility (hydropower), is considered an asset.
  • Experience with planning and conducting assessments, testing, studies, inspections, investigations, design, evaluations, construction monitoring & maintenance of mechanical works associated with generating stations.
  • Experience using AutoCAD is an asset.
  • Theoretical knowledge of or exposure to the OH&S Act and Regulations, especially for Industrial Establishments (Ont Reg 851) & Construction (Ont Reg 213) and various codes and standards associated with mechanical engineering and application of their requirements.
  • Field Engineer experience is an asset.
  • Valid Class G Ontario driving license (or equivalent) in good standing.
  • Requirement to travel via road, airplane, float plane, helicopter, boat on short notice, up to 25% of time (though actual amount of travel is normally minimal in nature).
  • Ability to independently problem solve with methods and tools required for mechanical engineering applications.
  • High integrity, upholding company values including H&S, and protection of the environment.
  • Experience and ability as a team player to understand and manage the interrelationships of various internal and external groups in order to facilitate objectives and ensure projects satisfy stakeholder requirements.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable leading meetings and giving presentations.
  • Have a strong interest in fast-paced, challenging work environments where showing initiative and self-motivation are assets.
  • Proven track record on delivering results.



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, 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.

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.

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.
Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., June 16, 2023.  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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