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October 15, 2021

Candace Louttit, Bruce Power

This profile is part of a series in support of Take Our Kids to Work Day on November 3, 2021. Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada. With the pandemic continuing to change how students learn, the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day presented by RBC Future Launch will be back with a virtually delivered look at the world of work for Grade 9 students across Canada.
 
This year’s theme – You Belong Here! – will expose young minds, as they enter their first year of high school, to a wide range of careers reflecting the full diversity of students, interests and the future world of work.
 
To learn more and register, go to takeourkidstowork.ca.

Job title: 

Mechanical Maintainer

Q1: What dangers are there working in your profession? What do you do to protect yourself?

We have to constantly be thinking about radiation, which you can’t see, hear or smell. When we are working on equipment we need to continually think about pinch points, rotating equipment ,and heavy lifting. We have monitors that we use to test/check for radiation. We always wear gloves while working except while using certain rotating equipment where it is not safe to wear gloves because they could get caught.

Q2: What led you to choose the career you are in?

I decided to become a tool and die maker because I enjoyed working with my hands. I did not enjoy sitting in a classroom but found shop class a lot of fun and interesting. I knew a few tool and die makers that seemed to make a lot of money so that helped to make my decision, and it was a good choice.

 
 
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