This is a regular series where we spotlight Bruce Power employees and what they do here at Bruce Power, as well as what they like about living in the area.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a Chemical Engineer currently working in Station Engineering at Bruce Power. I am responsible for the Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) program at both Bruce A and Bruce B. Outside of Bruce Power, I enjoy cycling to and from work, hiking the area’s many provincial parks, playing in the Port Elgin Community Band and relaxing on the surrounding beaches.
Tell us about your career and what brought you to Bruce Power?
Prior to being hired at Bruce Power, I worked at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and decided it was time for a change. Although I enjoyed research and development, I have always felt more actively engaged while providing station support and that my analytical and problem solving skills are better utilized in that capacity. I was hired into the pressure boundary section of Components and Programs Engineering, where my duties now include monitoring and evaluating piping for various types of degradation and advising on fitness for service. Bruce Power has provided the opportunity for new technical challenges and plenty of room for growth.
What do you love about living in the area?
One thing about this area is the sense of community. Bruce Power contributes in a big way by supporting a number of various events and initiatives. Small town life promotes healthy friendships and the desire to help each other succeed. This area offers a number of different activities for all seasons including hiking, cycling, swimming, canoeing, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, music and theatre. I also love not having to deal with city traffic.
What keeps you at Bruce Power?
Having worked at a number of different companies in the past, Bruce Power has provided me with a very rewarding experience and it’s where I want to stay for the rest of my career. My day-to-day activities keep me focused and engaged with plant operations and there are many different opportunities to move within the company, gaining knowledge and experience in diverse areas.
What do you enjoy most about your job and what are your future career goals?
My career provides me with various technical challenges and allows me to interact with multidisciplinary groups within both Bruce Power and the broader nuclear industry. I enjoy the flexibility to take on new roles within the company, as well as the focus on continuous learning so I can continue to expand my knowledge and apply my skills. Bruce Power is a place I feel I can make a significant contribution.