Continuous Improvement Engineer

Job location:
Home Based - United States
Created moment:
October 26, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06495

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.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at

The Position

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Job Summary

Job Summary

In your role as the Continuous Improvement Specialist, you will be part of the Global Operational Excellence team to globally implement the next phase in the Imerys Continuous Improvement plan. After spending two years in this accelerated development program of implementing this phase at 4 plants in the US, you will have an opportunity for your permanent home in a variety of roles and locations. Please note, this is a rotational role - you will spend 4-5 months at different sites across the US for approximately 2 years.

  • You will facilitate the implementation of practices and digital/non digital based working tools to improve capabilities of managers and employees at designated site

  • Collaborate and work closely with all site organizational levels, from site manager and members of site management to shop floor as needed

  • Support applying full methodology, on site and hands on, including Site Engagement and Preparations, Training and Coaching, Work processes and Work environment optimizations and Impact improvements 

  • Take active part in governance activities related to implementation, which includes reporting, governance meetings and problem solving (as applicable) related to the implementation activities and to the implementation methodology 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • This assignment will start with one wave (4-5 months) of On Site, On the Job Training, supported by external consultancy, in order to showcase ICube Path Forward Implementation impact on a site, and to build GTI (and Site Local team) capabilities. These capabilities will set GTI member’s abilities to perform the following: 

  • Support on site Level 4 implementation activities

  • Take part in applying implementation methodology for the first wave on site (4-5 months), including:

  • Prepare implementation tools (templates, training decks, work environment etc.)

  • Train and coach site disciplines as needed

  • Support Site current state and potential assessment

  • Support designing and planning the 1-3 years implementation plan, deriving the first wave scope and targets

  • Support implementation using “sprint” approach

  • Take part and facilitate governance activities

  • Coach and Train site team to be able to take over all activities and autonomously run next waves

  • Support full handover to site team

  • Contribute to codifying knowledge and lessons learned into ICube Path Forward Play Book (TBD)  

  • Skills and Attributes Requirements

  • Good knowledge of mining/manufacturing in industrial environment

  • Proven experience in operations 

  • ICube/Lean methodology is a plus

  • Project management skills, organized, time conscious, result oriented, etc 

  • Analytical/synthesis skills, structured, able to “connect the dots” 

  • Influencer, communicator, strong advocate of CI

  • Autonomous, creative, rigorous

  • Team player, ability to work in multi-cultural and geographical environment

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (and Google suite a +) and strong skills in learning new IT tools.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, required

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Operations

  • Lean Six Sigma certification preferred

Position Type

Full time



Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

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.