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Ontario Power Generation General Tradesperson in Cornwall, Ontario

General Tradesperson


Cornwall, ON, CA, K6H 5V1

Req ID: 45048


Status: Regular Full Time

Working Conditions: On-Site

Education Level: Grade 10, or equivalent.

Location: Cornwall, ON

Number of Position(s):2

Shifts(s): Monday - Thursday; 6:30am - 4:30pm

Travel: Yes- 10%

Deadline to Apply: February 26,2024

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 General Tradesperson.

Reporting to the Service Trades Supervisor, this position is primarily responsible for performing basic trades operations, janitorial and custodial work.

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.


  • Carryout excavating, sandblasting, application of protective coatings, rough grinding, and lubrication of equipment, as well as housekeeping and janitorial tasks.

  • Maintain and repair roads, drainage systems, including snow-removal and ground maintenance.

  • Assist in performing routine tasks involving, erecting, dismantling, reassembling, moving, loading and unloading, and servicing, materials, structures, furniture, buildings, hardware, equipment, and vehicles.

  • Responsibilities are consistent with training and experience for performing basic trades operations.

  • In accordance with prescribed safety procedures and regulations, performs routine service trades duties.

  • Accountable for the health, safety and well-being of self and others, in accordance with procedures and standards.

  • Operates portable, hand- and power-driven tools and equipment.

  • Perform work protection code (WPC) activities up to the level trained.


  • Grade10, or equivalent.


  • 3+ years of maintenance/janitorial or custodial experience, ideally in an industrial environment

  • Ability to stand for long periods.

  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment (able to lift up to 50 lbs.)

  • Must have a valid G license.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work inside or outside (in all types of weather)

  • Able to work alone or as a collaborative team player.

  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills

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 by 11:59 PM E.S.T. , February 26, 2024. OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.