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A Northland career provides an opportunity to do more, learn more, and grow more. As an international clean and green energy producer, we offer opportunities for co-op students, recent graduates and experienced professionals. Whether you’re just starting out or expanding your career, think about becoming part of our team.

JOB OPENINGS

Location: Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Position: Operations Relief Supervisor
Employment Type: Management
Job Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Rotating 12 Hour Shifts Days and Nights, 24/7
Job Closing Date: August 3rd, 2018

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Position Requirements:

In the role of Relief Supervisor, you will report directly to the Plant Manager Chief Operating Engineer:

  • Hold a valid Ontario 2nd Class Operating Engineer’s Certificate, Ontario Standardized
  • Hold class G driver’s license
  • Good knowledge of electricity generation and related regulations
  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of GE Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines, HRSG and Wood Fired Biomass Boilers.
  • Successful completion of a Functional Fitness Evaluation (FFE) based on the Physical Demands of the position, Police background check and substance testing.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities with effective communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to assist in training others.
  • Demonstrate a safety oriented attitude.
  • Be responsible for providing shift coverage for plant shift supervisors as required, for example vacation, training, and illness.
  • This fulltime position requires relocation to Kirkland Lake Ontario, and to maintain permanent residence within 50 Km of the Power Plant, within 6 months from date of hire.
Key Accountabilities:

When providing shift coverage, you will:

  1. Ensure daily production targets are met
  2. Complete reports, file at site and send to Northland head office as required
  3. Directly supervise shift operating crews on a 24/7 shift schedule
  4. Ensure water quality targets are met and maintained
  5. Issue Work Orders to ensure the plant and its equipment is properly repaired and maintained
  6. Participate in informal daily workplace meetings with the Plant General Manager, Chief Engineer, Maintenance Manager, and Electrical Coordinator to review and plan Operations and Maintenance, Environmental, and Health & Safety activities.

Please note that the above is a summary only and we reserve the right to change your reporting requirements and assign you to other duties as may be required. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

All interested applicants please forward resumes to careers@northlandpower.com
**Please include Job Application – Operations Relief Supervisor - KLPC in the Subject line.**

Disclaimer:

This document is a guide. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of the job as described herein are not inclusive and are subject to change.

Please note that all internal candidates will be given first consideration for this position.

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Location: Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Position: Plant Engineer
Employment Type: Management
Job Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Salary Position - Days

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About Northland

Northland Power Inc. (“Northland” or “NPI”) is an independent power producer dedicated to developing, building, owning and operating clean and green power projects in Canada, Europe and other selected jurisdictions. Northland is focused on the development of sustainable power generation. Our facilities produce electricity from clean-burning natural gas and renewable resources such as wind, solar and biomass.

These are the values shared by Northlanders. If you also share these values, we would like to hear from you.

Honesty & Integrity — Doing the right thing for all our collective stakeholders

Respect — For ourselves, our partners, our host communities – and the environment

Commitment — Seeing a project or challenge through to its successful conclusion

Having Fun — Feeling passion and enthusiasm for our work drives our efforts

Pursuit of Excellence — Striving to be the best in everything that we do

Collaboration — Listening, sharing and working cooperatively is key to our success

Creativity — Finding innovative solutions that stimulate positive change and growth

Safety — Ensuring the health and safety of our people, partners and stakeholders is our top priority

About the Kirkland Lake Facility

The Kirkland Lake Facility operates three 22 MW General Electric LM 2500 gas-fired turbines with heat recovery steam generators and two (one 20 MW and one 25 MW) steam turbine-generator sets as well as one 30 MW General Electric LM2500 Plus gas turbine peaking unit. In addition, the facility burns biomass utilizing 3 x 48kpph wood boilers. There are Power Purchase Agreements in place with the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation for both wood and gas production until 2030.

Plant Engineer Position:

The Plant Engineer reports to the Plant Manager and coordinates with all plant personnel to resolve problems, and provide technical support. The Plant Engineer will implement innovative engineering solutions for operations and maintenance issues; support capital project design, planning, and execution; and optimize maintenance practices to ensure safe, reliable operations and lowest total life cycle costs in accordance with industry accepted engineering practices, governing regulations, and Northland Power procedures. Assignments will involve external contact with engineering firms, sales and service personnel, and vendors to discuss new implementation or modifications to existing equipment.

The Role of the Plant Engineer:
  • Administers and monitors the plant performance monitoring system. Prepares reports and generates trends and data as required.
  • Analyzes equipment failures, incidents, accidents, and unusual events, and provides analyses, root cause analysis, recommendations, recommended recovery plans, reports, and appropriate follow up of cost effective solutions to prevent reoccurrences.
  • Leads and coordinates projects aimed at improving the efficiency, reliability, and safety of facility operations.
  • Participates in the administrative maintenance of plant operating manuals, technical references, prints, diagrams, and preventive/predictive maintenance records and ensures that vendor maintenance reports and repair records are properly filed and kept up-to-date.
  • Participates in Environmental Health & Safety aspects of the overall plant by establishing and maintaining a high level of professional, personnel, and equipment safety and environmental consciousness and compliance of standards and practices.
  • Contributes to the culture of continuous improvement and suggest better ways of doing things to improve controls, drive efficiencies and add value. Will implement a Management of Change “MOC” process for the site and maintain the associated ongoing administration of the MOC program.
  • Assists in developing the annual budget and in identifying and implementing plant and/or profitability improvement projects. Provides technical support in bid preparation specifications, evaluation of bid proposals, and monitoring contractor work to assure contract compliance. Manages capital improvement projects to ensure budgetary guidelines and contractual guarantees are met.
  • Respond quickly to plant conditions or requirements which may involve extended and/or abnormal work hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Plant Manager. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of the jobs as described herein are not exclusive and are subject to change.
Qualifications:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Must possess a high level of attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal safety and safety of others;
  • Innovative, self-motivated, professional, and able to work and contribute in a fast-paced, multi-discipline team environment;
  • Ability to work independently to organize, plan, coordinate, and manage multiple projects simultaneously including providing daily field support;
  • Ability to embrace and lead change;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with project management principles and practices;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of PC-based computer systems and software applications with an emphasis on Microsoft Project, Excel, Access and AutoCad;
  • Working knowledge of NERC, NPCC, and IESO standards preferred.
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering;
  • Professional Engineer designation recognized by PEO or equivalent or EIT;
  • Progressive experience in power plant related design and maintenance activities is an asset;
  • Previous hands on experience at a combined cycle power plant is an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience working with SCADA/DCS and historian systems
This position requires candidates to:
  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license;
  • Provide a driver's abstract for review;
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including drug and alcohol testing;
  • Successfully complete a security clearance/criminal record check.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please note that the above is a summary only and we reserve the right to change your reporting requirements and assign you to other duties as may be required.

All interested applicants please forward resumes to careers@northlandpower.com
**Please include Job Application – Plant Engineer KLPC in the Subject line. **

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WHAT NORTHLANDERS VALUE
Since we started in 1987, Northland has focused on sustainability - the ability to build value today, while protecting the future. We work hard to be wise in our investments, safe and efficient in our operations, friendly to our environment and fair in all our dealings.

Our values stem directly from Northland founder James (Jim) Temerty. Jim’s distinguished career as an entrepreneur and philanthropist reflects a history of successful business initiatives balanced with a keen focus on making a positive impact in support of numerous healthcare, educational and cultural initiatives. Northland started out as a small company built on family values and although today the Northland team is over 300 strong – and growing – our values have not changed.

OUR VALUES
  • Honesty & IntegrityDoing the right thing for all of our collective stakeholders
  • RespectFor ourselves, our partners, our host communities – and the environment
  • CommitmentSeeing a project or challenge through to its successful conclusion
  • Having Fun Feeling passion and enthusiasm for our work drives our efforts
  • Pursuit of ExcellenceStriving to be the best in everything that we do
  • CollaborationListening, sharing and working cooperatively is key to our success
  • CreativityFinding innovative solutions that stimulate positive change and growth
  • SafetyEnsuring the health and safety of our people, partners and stakeholders is our top priority
What is it like working at Northland? A retired Northlander shares his experience:

People often think that there are trade-offs in business. Can a company be focused on improving the environmental prospects of the planet and be profitable? In a competitive “dog eat dog” world, can a company maintain its honesty and integrity while still “winning the business”? Can a company grow and keep its original values and spirit?

My last seven years at Northland have shown me that when a company is made up of talented people, with strong principles and character, a great organization can achieve great success without making trade-offs. I’ve come to see and admire Northland as a unique and special company that has proven it can:

  • Be focused on environmental sustainability AND be a financial success story.
  • Be started on a foundation of integrity and honesty AND maintain those values as we’ve grown into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise.
  • Be highly intelligent, solution-driven AND be caring about each other as well as the communities where we operate and develop projects.
  • Be super diligent AND take risks (we just manage them very effectively).
  • Be award winning AND remain humble.
  • Be hard working AND still find time for fun.
  • Become a multinational company AND still feel like a family.

Northland has had an amazing past AND faces a great future because it is an “and” company. For me personally, it has been a privilege to be part of the Northland team.

John Wright,
2015
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