Process Innovation Engineer

Job location:
Toulouse, France
Created moment:
October 5, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06231

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Process Innovation Engineer

Job Summary


-Contribute to the development of new innovative processes, breakthrough, lab to pilot.
-Choice of the industrial route for new products in order to reduce the time to market as well as Capex cost. 
-Support to optimize conventional processes using brand new methodologies as well as support around existing methodologies and subjects
-Contribute to  and implement technical strategies for new sustainable processes including design and acquisition of necessary pilot facility and equipment
-Contribute to open innovation and proactive collaboration
-In charge of projects related to new process ways of manufacturing sustainable products.  (collaborative or not) 

-Works closely with Application scientist to provide Technical solution to create NBOs. 
-Strong interactions with the engineering and industrial processes of IMERYS during the Handover Phase. 
-The candidate will be expected to  work transversally within his/her Business Area and possibly with the others.
-The candidate reports to the Process Innovation Director.  
-In touch with potential funds, academic labs, external private companies

-Lead large collaborative projects
-Ability to design new innovative processes at industrial scale 
-Advanced engineering studies, write engineering reports 
-Economical calculation and evaluation of profitability of processes (OPEX-CAPEX evaluations)
-Attend suppliers trials for process developpement
-Conduct literature and IP landscape evaluations in support of assigned projects, Write Invention -Disclosures/Reports, drafts IP and assists in prosecuting patent applications
-Contribute ideas/ data/ findings and comments to proposals, plans and other research development activities
-Interpret, evaluate, and communicate research data and results for research projects 
-Participate in cross-functional teams for especially complex and new to Imerys projects and technology developments
-Attends technical conferences related to his field
-Leader and contributor in key team’s projects 

- 5 years of experience minimum in development of new processes, or in a relevant adjacent field
-Experience in project management 
-Master / Engineering degree / PhD in a relevant academic field: process engineering, chemistry engineering, material science with a sensibility concerning sustainable development, environmental stakes (CO2, climates challenges…)
-Safety focused 
-Result oriented and project priority focused
-Ability to work in a team
-Ability to communicate with different stakeholders 
-Self-motivated, keen on problem solving,
-Be able to analyze and make scientific assumptions
-Reporting project progress 
-Expertise in industrial development processes
-Ability to effectively communicate (written and oral) French/English
Toulouse, France and travels are expected on our Pilot Plant Site (Lixhe, Par Moor, Salin de Giraud)

Position Type

Full time



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