Student - Thermal Co-op

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Date: Feb 25, 2024

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 89998 

Job Category: Energy; Campus 

Location: Tampa, FL, 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.


Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain - upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our vision of a low-carbon world and help make positive change!


Hatch is currently seeking a Thermal Co-op Student for our Thermal Group, located in our Tampa, Florida office, starting January or May 2024. If you have strong communication skills, a positive attitude and understand innovation, we want to hear from you! We always look for the top engineering students. Be prepared to be thrown into problems and to work on things that you've never done before. We are proud to say we are self-starters, motivated by challenge and have a good sense of humor.  We are looking for team players to contribute and learn.


The Thermal Business Unit at Hatch works in all aspects of thermal power generation, including a wide range of advanced and state-of-the-art power and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) concepts, including the development of new applications for:

  • Fossil fuel conventional thermal power plants
  • Simple and combined cycle plants
  • Integrated gasification combined cycle plants with chemical polygeneration plants
  • Cogeneration and district heating systems
  • Fluidized bed applications using coal and petcoke
  • Reciprocating engine power plants
  • Energy from waste
  • Biomass
  • Biofuels and biogas
  • Process off-gases
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Geothermal
  • Compressed air energy storage


Responsibilities Include:

  • Solve challenging problems pertaining to thermal power generating systems and thermal conversion of energy
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment, with focus on thermal power systems
  • Actively participate in the creation of the technical reports and presentations to clients
  • Assist the research and development of thermal technologies



  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with an interest in power generation systems and machinery
  • Interest in Energy and Power Systems
  • Strong academic record


What you will learn:

  • As much as you are willing to accept
  • Report writing skills
  • Good understanding of all components in a thermal power plant
  • Latest technologies and projects in the industry around the world
  • Hatch has a long tradition of mentorship and you will get to work with experienced Engineers who love their work and who will provide guidance throughout your work term


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.


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