Current Opportunities

Operator, Process (Board) - Power Engineer

Date Posted: May 8, 2024

Location: MULTIPLE, SK, CA

​Locations - Estevan, SK & Coronach, SK
Opportunities - Permanent Full-Time 


At SaskPower, we generate more than just electricity for Saskatchewan people. We offer some of the best jobs in the province. Our challenging careers will help you grow while being surrounded by a team committed to safety, openness, collaboration and accountability.


SaskPower is actively recruiting Power Engineers (Process Operators) for our generation facilities in southern Saskatchewan. Located in either Estevan or Coronach, ideal candidates will possess a 1st or 2nd Class Power Engineer's Certificate and Valid Operating License and be committed to continuous education and professional development. Candidates should be ready to provide direction and participate in the efficient operation of plant equipment to meet SaskPower's generating requirements.  


SaskPower offers a competitive salary and benefits package. NEW Base Rates start at $65.34/hr for 2nd Class Operators and $70.03/hr for 1st Class Operators. Monthly License Premiums and Location Allowances are also provided for eligible positions/locations. 


Diversity and inclusion are a priority for the organization. If you’re someone who thrives in a team environment and doesn’t shy away from a good challenge, join us!


The candidate pool will be reviewed on a regular basis. Candidates of interest will be contacted directly for an invitation to participate in the recruitment process. SaskPower will continue to source candidates for open positions until all are filled.


This is a safety-sensitive position, the successful candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing to comply with SaskPower’s Fit for Duty Policy.




The employee in this classification is, on assigned shift, responsible to direct and participate in the efficient operation of plant turbines, generators, boilers, emission control systems and associated auxiliaries to meet generating requirements.



• Ensure the readiness of boilers, turbines, generators and associated equipment to meet peak load demands, spinning reserves and emergency operating requirements
• Operate, commission, monitor and troubleshoot turbines, generators, boilers, emissions control equipment, electrical apparatus, mechanical equipment and hydraulic machinery and take corrective action to maintain the security of the plant system and optimize plant availability and efficiency
• Monitor and interpret pressure, temperature, combustion and other parameters to ensure the plant is operating within allowable tolerances and take corrective action, as required
• Convey operating information to the system control centre, perform generation and switching instructions and coordinate plant and system operational requirements
• Conduct inspections, analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions and take corrective action, as required
• Participate in preventative and corrective maintenance programs
• Issue and arrange for appropriate equipment access permits and perform switching as authorized in accordance with the Standard Protection Code
• Interpret plans, drawings and specifications related to operation of plant equipment
• Maintain operating logs adhering to applicable regulations
• Compile and maintain records detailing work performed, problems encountered, resources used, equipment malfunctions and/or corrective action taken and prepare various reports of information related to plant operation
• Inform incoming shift personnel and other persons concerned of matters requiring attention and the operating status of plant equipment
• Provide technical expertise and support to internal and external groups
• Adhere to applicable safety and environmental standards, regulations and corporate commitments
• Participate in continuous educational and professional development, both internal and external and driver’s licencing upgrades, as required by the position
• Maintain a clean and orderly work area
• Direct, coach, train, orient and work effectively with other staff
• Other related duties, as assigned



• Second Class Power Engineer’s Certificate and valid Second-Class License, or equivalent
• Possess the ability to make and implement sound decisions under emergent conditions
• Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position
• Ability to cooperate and deal tactfully with others
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to update and maintain applicable licences, as required
• Valid Class 5 driver’s licence


In the event there are no fully qualified applicants, applicants possessing a 3rd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate and six (6) of six (6) papers required towards the 2nd Class Power Engineer’s Certificate may be appointed.

 This position falls within the scope of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 2067.

Candidates under consideration may be required to participate in an assessment process consisting of any/all of the following: interview, abilities test, case study and/or presentation.

SaskPower offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Diversity and inclusion are also a priority for us. At SaskPower, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace and having a workforce representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to selections based on merit and to the full participation of diversity groups. These groups include the four equity groups recognized by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission: Indigenous Peoples, Members of Visible Minority Groups / Racialized Groups, Persons with Disabilities and Women in Under-Represented Roles, as well as LGBTQ persons and Newcomers to Saskatchewan.  Visit our website for details.


Please apply by May 1, 2024  to be considered for our opportunities!

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