Engineering and Applied Science Graduate Trainee

Job Information
Author staffingopg
Date December 7, 2016
Type Full Time
Salary To be negotiated - To Be Negotiated
Location Durham Region (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville), Kipling or Tiverton, Ontario Renewable Generation & Power Marketing: Toronto, Niagara, Renfrew, or Kingston
Category Engineer
Contact Information
Please submit your application online at by Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:59 pm E.S.T. OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

GENERATE a future of possibilities.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is an Ontario-based electricity generation company whose principal business is the generation and sale of electricity in Ontario.  Our focus is on the efficient production and sale of electricity from our generation assets, while operating in a safe, open and environmentally responsible manner. 

As one of North America’s leading electricity producers, Ontario Power Generation offers challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value – and where you can realize your personal and professional goals.


Join the Engineering & Applied Science Graduate Trainee Program and launch your career with OPG!

OPG has a diverse power generating portfolio consisting of Nuclear and Renewable Energy.  Our Nuclear fleet operates the Pickering and Darlington Nuclear Power Stations, with ten operating reactors.  Renewable Generation & Power Marketing (RGPM) operates 2 biomass units, 4 dual gas/oil units and 65 hydroelectric stations, all which play a vital role in helping to power Ontario. 
We are currently recruiting for new graduate opportunities in our Nuclear and Renewable Generation & Power Marketing business units.  Our unique trainee program allows professionals to obtain a broad understanding of the nuclear, hydro/thermal, market operations and asset & transmission management businesses through developmental rotations in various technical departments.  Throughout the program, recent graduates work closely and will be supported by a network of dedicated OPG employees that include emerging leaders within the organization as well as seasoned staff who are ready to coach and mentor.  The graduate trainee program is focused on building a foundation of talent  that will lead OPG  into the future.

Expect to be challenged!

Our new graduate hires will apply their professional skills and experience in providing  station operational support, design and implementation expertise in instrumentation, process control, software engineering, computer system engineering,  project management, market operations and asset and/or transmission management.

Specifically, responsibilities may include:

  • Working with a multi-disciplined team of engineering and technical specialists to support the operation of the various mechanical and electrical systems.  The team contributes to the overall objective of achieving an integrated environment dedicated to the safe and reliable operation of OPG’s plants;
  • Developing and executing projects (preventative and corrective maintenance) in compliance with customer expectations and the industry’s demanding set of regulations and standards;
  • Maintaining written documented processes and procedures to reflect improved operating methods and additions to all supported systems; and,
  • Completing ongoing training and certifications to ensure skill levels are sufficient and up-to-date.

Successful candidates will learn on the job and be required to complete assignments supporting locations throughout the province.  A moderate amount of travel can be expected during the training period. 

Please Note:  There is no public transit to most of OPG’s locations.  All hires into our Graduate Trainee Program must arrange for their own transportation.  Some shift work, for short durations, will be required during the program.

This is an ideal role for a recent or soon-to-be Engineering graduate interested in gaining field engineering work experience and putting a solid education to work in a practical setting.

We are seeking new graduates in the following disciplines:
Engineering:  Mechanical, Electrical, Electrical with P&C Specialty, Civil, Chemical, Nuclear, Computer, Software, Engineering Sciences, Mechatronics, Materials/Metallurgy, Industrial, Environmental, and Engineering Physics.
Applied Science:  Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Math.
The successful candidates must be willing to learn, to take initiative, to trouble-shoot, and to problem solve while possessing a “can do” attitude with a track record in leadership and successes in varied endeavours.
Other critical skills you must have to be considered: 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver reports, briefings, project plans.
  • Good organizational and leadership skills, and to be a self-starter who can work both independently and in a team environment that is dedicated to engineering excellence and best practices.

In addition to the above skills, it would be beneficial to also have: 

  • Practical experience gained during summer/co-op/intern employment or other work experience in a technical, process or manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated safety consciousness.
We offer an environment that will support you in reaching your potential.  OPG supports the principles and practices of diversity.

Please submit your application online at by Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:59 pm E.S.T. OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.
You must be eligible to work in Canada.
Successful applicants will begin their career with OPG in May/June 2017.
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