New Graduate - Junior Control and Automation Engineer

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Date: Feb 11, 2024

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 89735 

Job Category: Engineering; Campus 

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, 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. 


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, a full-service engineering consultancy, is currently seeking a Junior Control and Automation Engineer with the desire for a challenging career in the engineering consulting field. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire knowledge in control systems, instrumentation and electrical interface systems, SCADA and telemetry, and the application of ISA to engineering and design. In addition to theoretical engineering and design work, candidates will gain valuable on-site practical experience.



  • Provide Instrumentation and Control System engineering design support to multidiscipline teams on maintenance, expansion, and new construction projects.
  • Participate in site evaluations and data collection.
  • Participate in P&ID development and the creation of all associated lists (i.e. instruments lists, etc.)
  • Assist in the preparation of equipment specifications and instrument data sheets.
  • Update motor schematics, loop drawings, layout drawings and instrument location drawings.
  • Assist in the preparation of PLC, DCS and HMI programming and functional descriptions.
  • Provide on-site construction, commissioning, and start-up support.



  • Must have or currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with an interest in Controls or Computer Science.
  • Minimum of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Aptitude for working on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Commitment to achieving engineering excellence.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to various practical problems.
  • A desire to learn and continually develop.
  • Strong personal commitment to safety.
  • Previous Co-op or Internship experience is an asset.


 Requirements in general 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. 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

  • Stability and consistency – our role here at Hatch are long term full time.  We are not like other companies that hire for one project and do mass layoffs. You are joining the Hatch team and family to grow your career in a way that suites you best.
  • Our goal is to convert 100% of students/coops/interns to full time offers.
  • 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- developing relationships with your managers, colleagues, etc. 
      • We want to learn from you too!  Share your referrals for us to connect with and interview, let us know what you are reading/learning about, fill us in on your university events!  Help us both flex our growth mindsets!
      • 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)
  • Challenging career with countless opportunities
  • The opportunity to receive excellent mentorship from industry experts.
  • An exciting work environment involved in constantly evolving industry.
  • Ability to apply your skills to challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects, while working alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people.


Note: All applicants must submit a copy of transcript (official or unofficial) upon 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.


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