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Senior Automation Specialist

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Date: Nov 7, 2022

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 70161 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a Control System Programmer with experience in metals, mining and/or infrastructure projects. The successful candidate should have experience executing projects ranging from writing PLC programs, to designing and programming the layout for complex HMIs across a range of platforms. 


As the successful candidate, you will: 

  • Act as the lead PLC/DCS/HMI programmer for projects including managing team, progress, cost, schedule etc.
  • Review and understand control system design, process requirements, to develop software functional specification.
  • System integration, software test planning, testing and commissioning.
  • Develop end-user operations and maintenance support documentation and procedures
  • Interface with clients, develop commercial proposals and support business development


You bring to the role: 

  • University Degree or College Diploma in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or Computer Science (Essential/Minimum)
  • 8 Years relevant experience. (Essential/Minimum)
  • Control System design and delivery, preferably in a diverse set of roles (e.g. engineer, designer, software programmer, commissioning engineer)
  • Modern industrial control and protection systems (PLC/DCS/SCADA), and Data Historians. Experience with a variety of platforms (Allen Bradley, ABB, Schneider, Delta V, etc.) is preferred.
  • Software programming in ladder logic, function block diagram, structured text and sequential function charts
  • Familiar with formal software engineering standards and approaches
  • Experience with digital communications and fieldbus technologies, networking and hardware
  • Plant and facility commissioning
  • Must be well versed in current statutory regulations, industry standards and recommended practices and a practical sense in applying such references; DCS and PLC control system hardware and architecture


Why join us?

What we offer you?


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


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, 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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