CBU CO-OP ONLY: Engineering or Applied Science Student – Ontario Power Generation


JOB TITLE: Engineering or Applied Science Co-op or Developmental Student – Summer 2017
LOCATION: Thunder Bay (Burwood), Ontario and Atikokan, Ontario
STATUS: Co-op or Developmental Student – Summer 2017 (May to August)
EDUCATION LEVEL: Minimum completion of first year
SHIFT(S): Days
TRAVEL: Yes – 10%

GENERATE a future of possibilities

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.

We are excited to offer a student placement in our Engineering and Technical Services Organization, Balance of Plant Department, which is located in Thunder Bay and Atikokan, Ontario. We hire dozens of students each term, and we work hard to keep them challenged and provide learning opportunities.  In fact, many of our students return for a second term because the OPG experience is so valuable.  So tell us what areas you’re interested in and we’ll tell you what you can accomplish in the months you’re with us, while you enjoy networking with your peers in a flex-time and business-casual work environment!

This job will provide you with the following professional development:

  • The opportunity to learn to practically apply the theories of mathematics, physics, chemistry, metallurgy, thermodynamics, strength of material, electricity, electronics, etc. in an industrial environment
  • Technical writing skills as required for the preparation, presentation and implementation of procedures, instructions, comprehensive reports, etc.
  • The opportunity to be part of a team of professional engineers providing day to day support to a production facility
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • The necessary safety training that is required for work at an industrial site (WHMIS, Working at Heights, Confined Space, etc.)


  • You must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • We are searching for an enthusiastic Engineering student who has completed a minimum of 1 year(s) and will be returning to university or college (full time) upon completion of this work term or requires one final work term to graduate.
  • This placement may involve some travel.  A valid “G2” driver’s license is required.  Ready access to a vehicle would be an asset.



As the successful candidate, you may have the opportunity to assist in a variety of work assignments which may include:

  • Provide assistance to the plant Thermal Station Engineers that support the systems necessary for the continuous safe, efficient and economical operation of the thermal power plant
  • Assist in developing work methods or procedures, arrange for the maintenance of equipment, prepare technical reports summarizing equipment operation and/or deficiencies and make recommendations as required
  • Investigate incidents of failure and/or unsatisfactory performance of equipment, endeavoring to isolate the problem(s) and recommend improvements and/or corrective measures
  • Assist in preparing detailed estimates in support of the maintenance and capital work programs

Application Details

 NOTE: All students applying for student positions at OPG must be returning to full-time studies upon completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made for students who require a work term in order to graduate. You will be required to show an OPG hiring manager your transcript, should you be invited to an interview.

If you are ready to be challenged, please apply on-line only at www.mypowercareer.com , no later than midnight, February 3, 2017.

If your school requires a separate application through their own process, you are still required to apply at our staffing website http://www.mypowercareer.com . OPG will only consider applications submitted to our website.

If you are interested in becoming a CBU Co-op student, please contact your Student Placement Officer: carly_turnbull@cbu.ca

OPG sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  In the event you are invited for an interview, please note you will be required to provide transcripts.  If you receive an interview, please notify the hiring manager of any accommodations you may require for the selection process.

OPG supports the principles and practices of diversity Accommodation:

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Power Generation’s Accessibility Standard, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known by in advance.