Mechanical Technician
Brookfield Renewable
Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0, CAN
7d ago

Reporting to the Manager, Operations, or designate, the Mechanical Technician’s main responsibilities are to repair, maintain, and install hydroelectric generation equipment.

This position is a permanent, full-time union (PWU) position.


  • Install, commission, inspect, troubleshoot, service, maintain and overhaul all mechanical equipment and components associated with generating stations and facilities.
  • Take appropriate preventative or corrective action.

  • Maintain and operate precision machines and shop tools required to carry out work assignments, including the fabrication of components and the use of specialized tooling.
  • Carry out equipment noise, balancing and vibration measurements for maintenance of stationary and rotating equipment, and testing of mechanical equipment.
  • Fabricate, assemble and repair metal components, including highest level of welding required.
  • Perform a wide variety of non-destructive examinations / testing (NDE / NDT Level 1) of major and auxiliary equipment.
  • Perform studies associated with the development or acquisition of NDT techniques / equipment.

  • Co-ordinate large projects related to the installation of new systems or the replacement of existing systems with different technologies.
  • Carry out contract coordination and inspections to ensure effective quality assurance.

  • Align machines using precision equipment such as dial indicators and laser-alignment tools.
  • Perform work protection code (WPC) activities up to the level trained.
  • Act as an operator agent.
  • 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.
  • Prepare mechanical and civil design sketches, drawings, and bills of material. Carry out document maintenance activities.
  • Plan, generate and review reports.
  • Accountable for the health, safety and well being of self and others, as per established technical / operating procedures and standards, and includes the development of technical / operating solutions to problems.
  • Requirements

  • Strong safety orientation, proficient in oral and written communication, demonstrated effective conflict resolution skills, and able to work in a team environment;
  • Excellent working knowledge of industrial safety regulations, procedures, rules and practices;
  • Demonstrated recognition of the value of job planning and scheduling;
  • Possess strong written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will be a licensed Industrial Mechanic (Millwright);
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of industrial safety regulations, procedures, rules, and practices;
  • Work experience in the hydroelectric power generation industry is an asset;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in similar functions;
  • Travel, as required;
  • Hold and maintain a valid Ontario Driver’s License and must possess and be able to maintain a level of physical and medical fitness necessary for the safe completion of the requirements of this position.
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