CBU CO-OP ONLY: Engineering Student – Maintenance Execution – Ontario Power Generation


JOB TITLE: Maintenance Execution Co-op or Developmental Student – Summer 2017
LOCATION: Pickering, Ontario
STATUS: Co-op or Developmental Student – Summer 2017 (May to August)
EDUCATION LEVEL: Minimum completion of first year
SHIFT(S): Days
TRAVEL: Not required

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 Maintenance Department, which is located in Pickering, Ontario, approximately 40 kilometres East from Toronto, 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:

  • Exposure to operation and maintenance practices of a nuclear power plant
  • Opportunities to solve problems and develop databases/programs to improve departmental efficiencies and productivity
  • Nuclear training and development
  • The opportunity to work in a professional environment
  • The opportunity to implement scheduling best practices
  • Work scheduling and coordination experience


  • 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.

Preference may be given to the candidate who has the following skills and qualification:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Access Database
  • Able to multi-task and manage deadlines
  • Able to work both independently as well as in a team environment



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

  • Supporting, developing, and implementing methods to improve efficiencies of our work program
  • Developing and maintaining database systems for various work groups within the Maintenance department
  • Problem solving and determining methods to improve efficiencies in work reporting
  • Working with First Line Managers to support various department initiatives
  • Developing and implementing a restructuring of the Maintenance department organizational charts
  • Developing and maintaining spreadsheets/databases to assist in the improved efficiency and accuracy of maintenance-based reporting tools
  • Using the maintenance reporting tools to develop proposals and implement field solutions to improve plant reliability

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 in advance.