Electrical Control Tech’n/Technologist in Atikokan, Ontario

Ontario Power Generation


Electrical & Control Tech’n/Technologist


Atikokan, ON, CA, P0T 1C0

Req ID: 44741


Status: Regular Full Time

Working Conditions: On-Site

Education Level: CompletedHigh School Diploma or equivalent, plus a 2 year college diploma in a related field ofstudy

Location: Atikokan, ON

Number of Position(s):1

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes- 10%

Deadline to Apply: November 17, 2023

Electrify your career and help build a brighter tomorrow.

Every generation has a challenge that defines them. At OPG, we are calling on all innovators, disruptors, thought leaders and change-makers. Join us to electrify life in one generation and build a sustainable future powered by our electricity, our ideas, and our people. Join OPG and make history.

Whether you work in the skilled trades or are a business professional, a career at OPG is an opportunity to electrify your life on — and off — the job.


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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Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a dynamic, strategic and results-driven professional to join our team in the role of Electrical & Control Technician/Technologist.

Reporting to theTrades Management Supervisor, this position is responsible to maintain and overhaul all electrical/electronic/control/protection/telecommunication associated with a thermal generating station and facilities.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to OPG’s public outreach, engagement, and education efforts as part of the company’s commitment to growing its social license.


  • Install, commission, inspect, troubleshoot, service, maintain and overhaul and assist with the design for all electrical/ electronic/control/protection/telecommunication or testing equipment, associated with generating stations and facilities. Take appropriate preventative or corrective action.

  • Prepare electrical, control, instrumentation, protection and telecommunication sketches, drawings, and bills of material. Carry outdocument maintenance activities.

  • Co-ordinate large projects or highly complex maintenance enhancements related to the installation of new electrical systems, or the replacement of existing systems with different technologies.

  • Carry out contract coordination and inspections to ensure effective qualityassurance.

  • Assist in the design of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) programs as required for the efficient operation of the station. Experience in programming Allen Bradely.

  • Experience in networked PLC’s related to PLC maintenance, configuration, programming, testing, control systems expertise,troubleshooting field devices alarms/ failures.

  • Experience in Supervisory Control and DataAcquisition (Foxboro I/A), specifically integration, screen and tag modifications andverification of end devices interfacing with SCADA.

  • Experience with communications related to PLC’s, SCADA, Protections and Metering to troubleshoot communication failures tonetworked equipment.

  • Setup, install, programming and connecting of servers/ network switches/ modems/ routes/ gateways. Installation, repairs andcommissioning of new network cables..

  • Commission, programming, and perform field testing on various protection relays used in the power industry (GE, BECKWITH, SEL etc.) Install, commission, inspect and test High Voltage (HV) Equipment including; HV Breakers and HV Transformers.

  • Carry out a variety of measurements including testing of electrical, control and protection equipment to recognized standards andprocedures.

  • Determine generating system reliability and power system production. Develop and maintain supplementary computer programs tofacilitate analysis.

  • Participate in studies associated with energy production, load and capacity, demand management, etc., and provide regular and on- demand reports. Establish and maintain documentation / program files.

  • Perform Level 5 Work Protectionactivities.

  • Provide technical support, advice, coordination and assistance with regard to emerging work, projects and daily routines, including the development of technical/operational solutions to problems.

  • Prepare and modify technical procedures and standards and generatereports.

  • Accountable for the health, safety & well being of self and others, in accordance with technical/operating procedures and standards, and includes the development of technical/ operating solutions to problems.


  • Completed High School Diploma or equivalent, plus a 2 year college diploma in a related field of study.*

*Relevant Field of Education includes Instrumentation Tech/Technologist; Electrical Tech/Technologist’ Electronics Tech/Technologist; Electromechanical EngineeringTechnology


  • Valid Certificate of Qualification (309A/D or442A) preffered.

  • Valid Certificate of Qualification (447A) is considered an asset.

  • 5+ years of experience as an electrician in a maintenance setting.

  • Experience programming and troubleshooting Allen Bradely using control logixis considered an asset.

  • Experience programming and troubleshooting Foxboro I/A using control Archestra is considered an asset.

  • Experience programming and troubleshooting Ovation is considered an asset.

  • Ability to work at heights and in confinedspaces.

  • Ability to operate equipment such as elevated work platform.

  • Ability to work in hot and cold temperatures and environments.

  • Minimum a G class driver’s license in good standing.

  • Exceptional problem solving abilities.

  • Possess strong communication and interpersonalskills.

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.

What Makes a Career at OPG Different?

As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator,we’re building, expanding, and innovating the equipment and technology that keeps Ontario powered with clean, reliable energy.

At OPG, our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change:

Safety – it’s our business

Integrity – always lead with integrity

Excellence – never satisfied with good enough

Inclusion – working together for powerful outcomes

Innovation – creativity accelerates possibility

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.

Are you ready to start a career that has the power to electrify life on and off the job? Apply now.


Please submit your application online at https://jobs.opg.com/ by 11:59 PM E.S.T. , November 17, 2023. OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


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