Skilled Trades

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Approximately 50 per cent of OPG’s current workforce are in the Skilled Trades, and there are many other positions held by skilled tradespeople that span different facilities and work environments province-wide.

As a skilled tradesperson working for OPG, you will play a vital role in powering homes and businesses across Ontario 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You will be a valued part of our team, making an important contribution to Ontario’s electricity needs.

Are You The Right Fit?

We look for enthusiastic, dedicated people who:

  • place safety as a priority
  • are team players
  • seek opportunities to grow and develop
  • want to put their energy to good use and make a valuable contribution in providing a vital Ontario resource
  • enjoy being challenged
  • are self-motivated and enjoy working in a quality control-driven environment

Areas Of Opportunity

To view the opportunities available at OPG and see which ones match your areas of expertise, view our job postings. Please note that if shift work is required for the position, it will be indicated in the posting.

Realistic Job Previews provide an overview of some of the key roles available at OPG, and the backgrounds typically required for each. We encourage you to view the previews for our common Skilled Trades or Engineering positions for more information on what your workday might be like:

  • Nuclear Operator:
    Power Engineer, Marine Engineer, Civil Engineer
     Realistic Job Preview
  • Mechanical Technician:
    Construction & Industrial Millwright, Boiler Maker, Mould Maker, Machinist, Tool & Die Maker, Steamfitter, Welder, and Refrigeration Mechanic
     Realistic Job Preview
  • Electrical & Control Technician:
    Construction & Industrial Electrician, Instrumentation and Control, Electronics
     Realistic Job Preview

Experience And Certification Requirements

The amount of experience required depends on the position. Mechanical Technician, Electrical & Control Technician, and Inspection & Maintenance Technician positions require a Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) or Certificate of Apprenticeship (C of A). Many of the positions also require completion of at least a two-year college program or equivalent. The specific job posting will indicate what experience is required.