Production and Project Engineer

Job location:
Morgongiori, Italy
Created moment:
September 29, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06414

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

Production and Project Engineer

Job Summary


The Production and Project Engineer will assist the Site manager in leading the operation of the Perlite comminution and classification plant, including production planning and maintenance.

He/she will strive to sustain the products quality, and to improve safely the efficiency and conditions of the plant with a particular focus on energy, towards minimum operating costs.

He/she will ensure all activities in charge are in compliance with regulations and Imerys policies, in particular as they regard environment, health and safety, labour. 

He/she will provide to subordinates relevant operating procedures, instructions, and training for their missions, manage their performance and support their development.

He/she will lead projects, likewise SAP implementation, in collaboration with Hub and BA support functions


  • Part of Performance Minerals EMEA Business Area, Italy Hub.

  • PM EMEA industrial footprint: 80 sites in 24 countries - 3700 employees - €1.2b revenue.

  • Imerys Perlite Sardinia  is a drying/milling and classification  plant producing 70kT /yr of dry sized perlite , bulk and in Big Bags

  • The role is reporting to the Site manager of Imerys Perlite Sardinia 

  • The role subordinates are 2 supervisors (production and maintenance), 4 workers and 4 subcontractors



  • Ensure the implementation on site by employees and contractors of all Environment, Health and Safety applicable regulations and Imerys protocols and policies

  • Develop / update risks assessments and safe methods of work

  • Maintain and improve safe work conditions (eliminate or control hazards)

  • Address all observed/reported unsafe conditions and behaviours 

  • Investigate root causes (RCA) and remediate all near misses/incidents/accidents

  • Lead by example in developing the safety culture in the organisation

  • Take corrective actions from EHS audits

People management:

  • Communicate to subordinates clear objectives, priorities, work procedures and instructions

  • Leads daily shop floor production meetings

  • Manage employees performance, including through disciplinary process if required 

  • Improve employees skills and competencies

  • Encourage employees commitment and motivation

  • Apply to self and employees the Imerys Code of ethics, and Diversity and Inclusion policy

Production & Continuous Improvement

  • Establish weekly production plan, to satisfy orders on time and manage stocks

  • Supervise production and providing appropriate instruction to the team

  • Establish and track key performance indicators (KPI) in the perimeter in charge

  • Ensure  process efficiency such as crushing, drying, classification, energy savings,  yield, quality 

  • Fully understand and continuously improve the production processes by applying Lean Manufacturing methods and Industrial Continuous Improvement systems.

  • Lead and roll out continuous improvement processes / methodologies to develop lines performance

Project Support:

  • Find & investigate ideas to improve the efficiency of various processing units, or to support new products development, or to adapt the products mix demand

  • Provide data to analyse investment opportunities to expand capacity or improve yield and efficiency

  • Assist on the on-going projects such as SAP implementation, solar generation project, port relocation, silos capacity increase 

  • Keep updated the CAPEX tracker for the site.

Data/ Reporting

  • Feed SAP with needed Production Maintenance Quality information

  • Maintain accurate data/records/documentation as required

  • Responsible of all required reporting on his/her perimeter


  • Collaborate with Italy Hub & BA teams: EHS, Continuous Improvement I3, Purchasing, Centre of Excellence engineers, project managers, Supply Chain Teams, Sales & Marketing teams, financial controllers, ...)

  • Liaise with contractors/suppliers and other stakeholders of the plant


  • Enthusiastic, hands-on engineer with a genuine interest in machines and team working,

  • Engineering Degree preferably industrial, mechanical or process,

  • Desirable 2/3 years of experience in manufacturing/industrial/mining

  • Mandatory fluent Italian & English

Knowledge, skills,

  • Ability to team working, and to evolve in a matrix organisation

  • Dedicated, open minded, flexible, multitasking

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • IT Literacy (spreadsheet, data crunching, presentation)

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.