Natural Minerals Intern
The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
The PositionNatural Minerals Intern
Joining the global R&D team for Imerys Performance Minerals based in Johns Creek, GA, the intern will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of mineral-assisted solid / liquid separation processes. Every clear fluid you experience, from edible oils, to beer and wine will have been filtered, likely with one of our products. Our industrial customers use our minerals to aid the clarification of a diverse range of liquids - from beer and wine, mining fluids, biological serums and foodstuffs. The intern will join an active project team focused on a particular customer or manufacturing process.
Project Description/ Deliverables:
Whilst minerals have been used for over a 100 years, new filtration challenges continue to be presented to us by our customers. One project is developing a new type absorbent filtration solution aimed at enhancing the purification of renewable diesel feedstocks. The interns will be hands-on in the laboratory for ~70% of their time, executing their designs-of-experiment modifying the physical and chemical properties of the filter aids and see how they perform in challenge tests. The other ~30% will be spent on experimental design and data analysis.
The deliverable will be a bullet point research report plus supporting slide deck, proving a specific structure-property relationship between prototype products and a customer specification.
Project Learning Objectives:
The interns are expected to develop independent observation/thinking, efficient experimental design, the ability to draw conclusions based on statistical analysis of data, and gain experience of working in an industrial research environment.
Our Intern/Co-Op program provides an opportunity to apply the concepts you learned in college classes to real world experience, including:
The opportunity and freedom to drive improvements, in an informal and non-hierarchical culture
Broad based experience gained through exposure to multiple projects, businesses and organizations
The opportunity to communicate, collaborate and influence across boundaries
Unique experiences and increasing responsibilities within an exciting business.
We are looking for interns who are:
Recent Graduate with BS or MS Chemistry / Mat Sci / Chem Eng. Or an Undergrad entering their final year of either degree program
Have excellent oral and written communication skills
Love to solve problems in a collaborative environment
Are legally authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for current or future work authorization or visa sponsorship for employment
Will pass a drug screen and background investigation
Position TypeFull time
andIntern (Fixed Term)
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