Senior Process Engineer

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Created moment:
January 24, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 06780

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

Senior Process Engineer

Job Summary


Part of a team of process engineers within the Center of Excellence of PM EMEA Business Area the Senior Process Engineer works closely with with the different stakeholders to:

  • Study and develop new processes and optimising existing ones to meet New Business Opportunities, to enhance efficiency and cost competitiveness

  • Improve key minerals processing knowledges


Part of the Business Area Performance Minerals EMEA Center of Excellence.

BA scope is : 80 sites in 24 countries - 3700 employees - €1.2b revenue.

Part of a team of 4 process engineers reporting to the Industrial Process Manager of the Business Area.

The position can be located in one of our Sites in Europe with extensive travels (around 40% of the time). Some possible locations: Paris/Toulouse/ in France; Par Mor in the US; Rubi in Spain, Graz in Austria, Lixhe in Belgium.



  • Identify improvements on existing equipment or new installations in order to increase production or to improve quality, efficiency, safety and profitability.

  • Find ideas to upgrade existing processes and define new ones

  • Participates actively to the development of new products by bringing technical support and expertise

  • Actively support the BA projects managers in production capacities designing/engineering: define and specify Process Equipment, issue Process Specifications for Inquiry.

  • Develops a strong expertise in mineral processing and provides mentorship for the on-site process teams, also via technical trainings

  • Provide technical clarifications to suppliers and issue Recommendation for Purchase.

  • Process improvement will focus on mass balance, flow sheet optimization, equipment performance, etc. Productivity improvements will focus on debottlenecking, yield improvements, operating efficiency improvements, and product quality improvements.

  • Key interfaces: S&T teams, product managers, Industrial Project Managers and other Imerys Center of Excellence Department and BA Sites.



Education & Experience:

  • Engineer degree in process related field (Mining/Minerals Processing, Chemical, Metallurgy)

  • > 10 year experience in process engineering with Strong background in minerals processing

Technical Competencies & Soft Skills:

  • Good base knowledge of the main Process Unit Operations in Minerals processing

  • Extensive theoretical and practical knowledge in Thermal processes (Drying, Calcination)

  • Extensive theoretical and practical knowledge in Grinding and Classification systems.

  • Ability to make field measurements through specific Instrumentation (airflows, flue gas composition, etc)

  • Ability to perform and understand process modelling

  • Proficient knowledge in Process Safety of combustion systems (regulations, HAZOP,etc)

  • Knowledge on Control and Automation

  • Analytical and synthetic mindset

  • Problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated capabilities of reaching cost reduction and productivity by working on process improvement, development of new processes

  • Good communication skills

  • Cooperation mindset and openness to listen to the input from other departments and stakeholders

  • Fluent English, any other European languages will be a plus

Position Type

Full time



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