Control & Automation Engineering Trainee- Sudbury

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 90233 

Job Category: Campus 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 

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. 


Join our Project Delivery Group (PDG), a dynamic team of professionals passionately committed to world-class project delivery across the globe. With expertise in sustainable studies, asset building and operations, and industry-leading efficiencies, our best-in-class team leverages methodologies, governance and systems that are unparalleled in the engineering space. 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.


Hatch is seeking an Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering new grad with interest in Control Systems and Automation in our Project Delivery Group. Reporting to the Control and Automation discipline lead Engineer, you will support projects globally working from our Sudbury office located with opportunities in other Hatch offices and at project job sites.


What Will a Career at Hatch Offer You:

You will:

  • Be given opportunities to contribute to complex projects around the world in meaningful ways
  • Work on challenging projects and 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
  • Benefit from formal and informal mentorship from some of the leading minds and authorities in the industry
  • Participate in local Professional Development Programs 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


  • Work independently and as part of a team to complete control and automation  engineering design deliverables for a variety of projects.
  • Prepare Control and Automation deliverables, including but not limited to:
  • Instrumentation and Control Design Criteria
  • Communication design criteria (wireless networks, fiber optic networks)
  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Procurement packages for instrumentation and plant control system equipment (specifications, technical bid evaluation, vendor data review)
  • Engineering Lists (Instrument Index, I/O Lists, Cable Schedules, material take-offs)
  • Design Deliverables (Interconnection diagrams, Loop Drawings, Layout drawings, Installation drawings, Control Panel Layouts, Control System Architecture)
  • Functional Descriptions and Control Philosophy
  • Program using PLC and/or DCS as per project requirements
  • Develop factory acceptance test and software acceptance test checking procedures
  • Become knowledgeable about instrumentation and control equipment design  and their practical applications, regional codes and standards, various engineering design tools and applications, and Hatch’s quality procedures
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-discipline environment to deliver the best solution for our clients
  • Assist our senior engineers and designers with their responsibilities including but not limited to checking engineering deliverables, attending design reviews, quality reviews and participating in site inspections and walkdowns.
  • Willing and able to travel to project sites (office and construction) including remote site locations

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelors of Applied Science, Masters of Applied Science, or Masters of Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Must be working towards graduating in 2024, or recently graduated, with a  degree in Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering.
  • Excel academically while being actively involved in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities at school or in the community
  • Interest in Control Systems engineering and communication systems will be considered an asset.
  • Previous coop or work terms in the controls, automation and electrical engineering design and execution will be considered an asset
  • Technical experience with controls systems design, databases, programming, ability to use data-centric design tools and proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Sharepoint, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc) will be preferred.


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
  • Shows critical and creative thinking and problem solving, and brings forward solutions for our clients' toughest challenges
  • Adapts and embraces change

For more information on our graduate recruiting process visit

Note: Applicants must submit a transcript (official or unofficial) and portfolio upon application to be considered for the role.


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.


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