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Co-Op Opportunities with the Hargrove Team

We Serve Clients Across the Globe

Rewarding Career

The right people in the right place at the right time starts with you. If you are looking for a rewarding career in an employee-owned company, you will find it with Hargrove. We serve clients across the globe by pairing expertise and passion to meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Our Teammates have a drive to expand their knowledge and contribute to the success of the organization.


“The co-op experience at Hargrove Controls & Automation provides invaluable insight into what life would be like as a controls engineer, which is a perspective that cannot be seen from the classroom.”

Sean Phillips, PE Project Manager (Hargrove Co-Op 2014–2015)

Real World Experience

Competitive Pay

Hargrove offers competitive pay starting at $22/hour and provides Co-Op students with real world experience and hands on involvement in client facing projects. Our students will be exposed to multiple industries throughout their time with our company, such as pulp and paper, discrete manufacturing, specialty chemicals, oil and gas, along with many more.

Develop Your Skills

Diverse Assignments

Co-op assignments will be diverse, aiming to help our students develop a variety of important skills that will allow them to succeed both professionally and academically. Our students will be involved in designing graphics that will be utilized by operators working on-site, while also being exposed to light computer coding and the configuration of modules used in control and safety systems.


“Not only did I get exposure to engineering, but I also developed a lot of valuable soft-skills that translated well when I went back to school.”

Caidey Anne Whatley Engineer (Hargrove Co-Op 2017-2018)

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Become a Co-op

1. All Co-Op applications must be submitted via here.
2. Each applicant must select one category in which to submit their application (i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical/Process, Controls and Automation, HR, IT, Accounting, etc.) then select Co-Op from the drop down list based on the location they are interested in. Please only select one location. The category selected should reflect each student’s field of study.
3. Co-Ops will be expected to participate in regular meetings during their tenure with Hargrove
4. Co-Ops will be expected to give a final presentation at the end of the semester recapping their experience with Hargrove


“Going into my first rotation, I truly did not know anything about controls engineering or how it would relate to my major, chemical engineering. By the end of my first rotation, I had learned how to program PLCs, how the intricate design of a control system brought an entire process to life as well as how it kept the operators and product safe. Besides the technical education I obtained, I was able to work with a team of experienced engineers as well as other co-ops on real client facing projects. This experience taught me how crucial it was for clear communication and organization of information and schedules. What I loved most about my experience as a co-op is that it was real work and real engineering experience. I got to see projects through and implement them on client sites and see my finished product in action.”

Megan McIntosh Engineer (Hargrove Co-Op 2014-2017)

Come Co-Op with us!


  • Chemical plants, pulp and paper mills, manufacturing facilities, pharmaceutical researchers – all those companies you could go work for as an engineer? Those are our clients. And their projects are our projects.
  • Instead of making an impact in one industry – make an impact in them ALL!


  • Our clients and our projects change the world. Here are just a few examples.
  • Renewables and Recyclables – Imagine this – after using a plastic straw, you bury it in the ground. In a few months, there’s no more straw. One of our clients makes just that – they are a pioneer in biodegradable plastics.
  • Sustainable Energy – One of our clients is building solar sites that capture solar energy to put it back into the power grid during peak usage time. This minimizes the impact to power generation facilities in a sustainable way.


  • Through the Hargrove Foundation, we give back to the communities where we work and live.
  • The Hargrove Foundation is a grassroots effort; the organization has no paid employees and is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors consisting of both Hargrove Teammates and outside community members across the country.
  • The Hargrove Foundation recently celebrated their ten-year anniversary, and achieved a significant milestone in 2021, having distributed more than $2 million to charitable causes across the country.
Let’s get to work

View our current co-op opportunities and apply to be part of the Hargrove team.