Internship - Energy Optimization

Job location:
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
April 3, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08116

The Company

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.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water 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

Internship - Energy Optimization

Job Summary

Chemical Energy Optimization Intern

Project Name: Raymond Mill Optimization

Project Duration: 3 months 

Paid Internship: The pay rate for this internship is commensurate with the candidate's years of schooling and major. The pay scale is between $15 - and $26 per hour.


  • Mechanical, Chemical, or Industrial Engineering degree  preferred

  • Coursework Prerequisites: Preference for an intern who has progressed to later stages (degree-specific) portion of their program.  Example coursework: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, basic electrical / electronics.

Location: Roswell, GA with frequent visits to operations in NGA and others


Support the implementation of equipment and procedural upgrades to improve the reliability and performance of our Raymond roller mills



As a member of the Raymond Mill Optimization Project team, the successful candidate will support the:

  • Implementation of a comprehensive oil analysis program to detect lubrication or other issues with the mills, 

  • Upgrade of mill lubrication systems (physical equipment and controls), including specification of a common system design across multiple sites,

  • Identification and documentation of instrumentation maintenance best practices for devices that detect key operating parameters of the mills.

The successful candidate will work with Imerys professionals in the project management, maintenance and reliability, and automation functions in order to effectively implement the above.  


Following the internship, the successful candidate will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to solve practical operational issues encountered in mineral processing and other heavy industries.  

They will:

  • Understand the functionality and key attributes of critical mineral processing equipment (what the equipment does and how)

  • Understand common issues that can cause the equipment to not function properly (what can go wrong)

  • Identify and implement improvements to prevent the issues from occurring

  • Be able to work within a multi-function team to effectively address major equipment issues

What we offer you:

  • Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities

  • Continuous coaching & mentoring– We'll help you work with passionate people and also receive both formal training and mentoring from your manager

  • Visibility of Senior Leaders

  • Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core; we value every individual and encourage initiatives promoting agility and work/life balance

  • Priority in the selection process for Imerys Full-time positions – upon successful completion of your Co-Op and university graduation, you will be given priority in hiring into full-time positions

Intern/Co-Op details:

  • We provide relocation support to get you where we need you.

  • We offer competitive wages

  • We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. 

Position Type

Full time


Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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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.