New Graduate - Hydrometallurgy Junior Process Engineer

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Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 90362 

Job Category: Campus 

Location: Houston, TX, United States 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


If it isn't grown, it's mined. Our mining and metals teams help our clients to safely and sustainably mine the minerals and metals used in our everyday lives. Want to play a part of innovating and optimizing the mining life cycle on greenfield and brownfield facilities? Apply today!


Hatch serves the world’s metals industry with studies, design, engineering, development of innovative technologies, and project and construction management through to commissioning and operations for both greenfield and brownfield facilities.  As the metals industry faces new challenges and opportunities, our focus is on innovation. Join us in helping our clients develop new innovative and sustainable plants and to create measurable improvements to their operations throughout the entire mining lifecycle value chain.  
The Hatch Metals sector is seeking an Hydrometallurgy Engineering Trainee with interest in Process Engineering. Reporting to the Global Director, Hydrometallurgy you will support projects locally and globally based out of our Houston, Texas office location.  
You will: 
•    Be given opportunities to contribute to complex projects around the world in meaningful ways 
•    Work on problems and gain experience in the office and on project sites  
•    Collaborate with diverse teams locally and globally 
•    Work in an exciting environment where you can apply your academic learning on a daily basis 
•    Gain relevant experience and support in obtaining your professional designation   
•    Benefit from formal and informal mentorship from some of the leading minds and authorities in the industry 
•    Participate in local Professional Development Programs, Sustainability Week, Toastmasters, and more to develop your skills 
•    Join in charitable, social, and sports activities with other Hatch employees   

We’re entrepreneurs with a technical soul. Our flat organizational structure creates an atmosphere of openness and participation. We build practical solutions that are safe, innovative, and sustainable. Our ultimate goal is to achieve no harm for our people, our clients, and our communities. 
•    Assist in studies for various commodities including lithium-ion battery chemical related projects and rare earth element projects.
•    Prepare process design calculations and documentation, including development of mass balance models in simulation software.  
•    Evaluate Process Alternatives and Equipment/Technology Selection 
•    Evaluate Materials of Construction 
•    Provide process design requirements to other engineering disciplines.
•    Write Process Descriptions and Control Philosophies 
•    Work with the project team to prepare capital and operating cost estimates. 
•    Provide technical input/direction and assign work to designers, technicians and others, as required. 
•    Liaise with clients, contractor representatives and/or project field personnel as necessary to assist with meeting key project deliverables.  
Education and Experience:  
•    Must be working towards graduating, or recently graduated, with a Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or Extractive Metallurgy degree from an accredited University. 
•    Excel academically while being actively involved in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities at school or in the community 
•    Previous coop or summer work terms within metallurgical or chemical process plants or engineering is an asset  
•    Academic or work experience with process modelling, process equipment and developing process engineering deliverables is an asset 
•    Willingness and ability to travel to project sites including remote sites 
Competencies (knowledge, skill, attributes): 
•    Good understanding of engineering and business fundamentals as they apply to engineering problems and projects  
•    Ability to learn quickly and to take on new challenges  
•    Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills 
•    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail  
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills  
•    Show critical and creative thinking and problem solving, and brings forward solutions for our clients' toughest challenges 
•    Adapts and embraces change


Requirements for all sectors:

  • To live our manifesto. Our vision and values that set us apart from our competition, put our planet first, and make each day a step toward positive change. Read more here: Hatch Manifesto
  • Perform assignments related to your sector.
  • Assist with preparation of detailed design for projects.
  • Support preparation of drawings from detailed notes and specifications
  • Coordination with other technicians/engineers on projects
  • Provide support to Senior Engineers and Designers as and when needed.


What we offer:

  • Ability to apply your skills to challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects, while working alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people.
  • An exciting work environment involved in constantly evolving industry.
  • The opportunity to receive excellent mentorship from industry experts.
  • Challenging career with countless opportunities
  • Stability and consistency – our role here at Hatch are long term full time.  You are joining the Hatch team and family to grow your career in a way that suites you best.
  • Expected growth at Hatch:
    • Overall
      • You will be able learn about the different sectors, processes, people and culture that drives our business.
      • You will learn from others and develop relationships with your managers, colleagues, etc. 
      • Growth in our communities locally, but also thinking globally.
    • In 3 ways: Experiential, Exposure, and Education:
      • Experiential: 70% of learning is on the job, hands-on!
      • Exposure: 20% of learning- Talking with others, mentoring, professional development groups!
      • Education: Courses (online or in-person)- often created by Hatch specific to your role!
  • Company gatherings, happy hours, social interaction to build strong work relationships.
  • Social Activities: After work events (Top Golf, Barcadia, Virtual escape room)
  • Regional networking
  • Young Professional Groups (YP)
    • Orientation- young professional presentations/panels to start your career at Hatch.
    • YP (Young professional) Presentations- what it’s like to work on site.
    • KEG sessions (Keep Education Going)
    • PDP (Professional Development Program)


All applicants must submit a copy of their transcript (official or unofficial) with their application.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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