CBU CO-OP ONLY: Health and Safety, Engineering or Applied Sciences Co-op – Ontario Power Generation


JOB TITLE: Health and Safety, Engineering or Applied Sciences Co-op or Developmental Student – Summer 2017
LOCATION: Bowmanville, Ontario
STATUS: Co-op or Developmental Student – Summer 2017 (May to December)
EDUCATION LEVEL: Minimum completion of second 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 Darlington Conventional Safety Department, which is located in Bowmanville, Ontario, approximately 75 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:

  • Opportunities to develop team and individual contribution work skills
  • Opportunities to exercise and improve verbal and written communication skills
  • Presentation experience and skills
  • Opportunities to utilize and improve time management and work ethic skills
  • Opportunities to utilize and improve technical skills and problem solving skills


  • You must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • We are searching for an enthusiastic Health and Safety, Engineering or Applied Sciences student who has completed a minimum of 2 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.

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

  • Knowledge of and experience with workplace hazardous materials/chemicals and industrial hygiene principles
  • A sound understanding of the practical application of rules and procedures
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with a variety of Windows and Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Access



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

  • Participating as a member of our health and safety team, working with experienced professionals supporting health and safety programs with a focus on hazardous materials management
  • Performing Hazardous Materials Assessments
  • Monitoring for hazardous materials and advising on the safe handling of materials using sound industrial hygiene practices
  • Reviewing and recommending changes to ensure that safe work practices are employed to minimize hazardous exposures
  • Creating Hazard Information Sheets (HIS) associated with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) / Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Providing support and coaching to clients
  • Other assignments may include, but are not limited to, developing and maintaining training aids, delivering presentations at department and/or safety meetings and supporting programmatic self assessments

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.