Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is a Crown corporation wholly owned by the Government of Ontario and established in 1999. As Ontario’s largest clean electricity generator, OPG produces about half of the province’s power using its diverse portfolio of publically-owned generating assets. OPG owns and operates 2 nuclear stations, 65 hydro-electric stations, 2 biomass stations, 1 thermal station and 1 wind turbine. The Company’s 9500 employees are a vital ingredient to their success. They are focused on taking care of the environment and on continuing to work safely while making a difference to the world in which they live and work.
Producing approximately 60% of OPG’s power, the nuclear stations are the clean-power workhorses in their fleet. They rely on them to produce stable base load energy with virtually no air pollution. To maintain these valuable assets, OPG began refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in 2016 and investing in the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station to ensure it continues safely operating until 2024.
The Opportunity: OPG is seeking a Manager, Plant Maintenance for the Darlington Refurbishment project. This is a key position, responsible for ensuring that specified preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance is carried out efficiently and safely with the highest level of services; on-time and within budget. This role will oversee projects on generating units, Unit 0 and associated systems to maintain material condition of station equipment and facilities required for a high level of reliability and operability for the planned life.
Darlington Refurbishment is one of the most exciting mega projects within the nuclear industry. After six years of planning, extensive inspections and benchmarking, 40 years of operational and project management experience, and a ground-breaking nuclear training and testing facility…..Darlington is ready for refurbishment! This $12.8B refurbishment of all 4 nuclear units is a long-term, highly complex, multi-stakeholder, multi-project undertaking. The Project Assurance & Contract Management Group plays an integral role in the success of Darlington Refurbishment.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where the successful candidate will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.
Position Title: Manager, Plant Maintenance
Reports To: Director of Maintenance
Location: Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
OPG is seeking an experienced Nuclear Maintenance Leader with the following:
- Ensure the planning and assessment of all department maintenance work to be performed.
- Develop a Maintenance Department budget and staffing plan for approval by the Director of Operations and Maintenance and operate within the approved budget.
- Define procedures and the preventive maintenance methods (consistent with Ontario Power Generation, Nuclear standards and programs) to maintain material condition of station equipment and facilities, and ensure all approved procedures are followed and maintained.
- Ensure the establishment and maintenance of station-level processes for performance of all maintenance work consistent with Ontario Power Generation, Nuclear standards and programs.
- Ensure the identification of the skill and knowledge requirements of maintenance roles, identify deficiencies and initiate corrective actions e.g., skills training.
- Identify and acquire new tools, methods and technologies to facilitate equipment testing, diagnostics and maintenance.
- Ensure that the training of maintenance staff is appropriate to cope with the field installation of permanent changes.
- Ensure that all maintenance activities are performed in a conservative fashion with due regard for nuclear, radiological, environmental and industrial safety.
- Ensure that the maintenance records meet Ontario Power Generation, Nuclear and station standards in accordance with approved procedures.
- Oversee and ensure support for the Corrective Action Program and continuous improvement in Maintenance including Benchmarking and Self Assessments.
- Ensure Maintenance rework is current with industry best practices.
- Continually seek out and pursue opportunities to improve the maintenance program and increase the performance of site operations.
Education and Certifications:
- Senior nuclear plant maintenance experience
- Minimum 10 years of technical and mechanical trades experience in a high technology service field or equivalent amount of engineering (civil/electrical/mechanical/industrial) experience
- 5+ year’s leadership/management experience
- Experience within a heavily regulated/procedural Industrial/Utility organization
- Prior experience and knowledge of working on nuclear reactor systems/buildings
- Exhibits strong leadership qualities and possesses well-developed analytical and communication skills both verbal and written
- Experience in directing work in a technical service environment
- Demonstrated ability to provide direction, including providing advice and influencing personnel to make good decisions, improve inspection equipment performance and successfully implement component/equipment upgrade programs
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize work activities to satisfy changing requirements
- Demonstrated ability to accurately control costs and work performance
- Demonstrated ability to influence others to achieve results
- Experience in developing and implementing technical solutions
- Experience in directing troubleshooting activities when equipment fails to operate
- Experience in adding value to the results obtained by staff through concise and accurate reports
- Ability to exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct
- Technical or Community College in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology is an asset.
- Professional Engineering (P.Eng) designation is an asset.
- Knowledge of physics, chemistry, metallurgy, mechanical/electrical/electronic engineering normally acquired in a four-year university degree (asset).
Compensation: The successful candidate will be offered an attractive salary, excellent benefits, and relocation assistance.
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