Process Specialist

Job location:
Gleason, Tennessee, USA
Created moment:
May 15, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08256

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

Process Specialist

Job Summary

Process Specialist

Gleason, TN

The primary job purpose is to develop, engineer, and analyze plant process systems for improving efficiencies on existing systems and new processes.  In this role, the Process Specialist is expected to 1) quantify and communicate processing technology to Management,  2) troubleshoot production circuit issues, 3) supervise and direct plant trials, 4) directly participate in the commissioning Plant Process technologies, 5) participate as required on internal or customer process improvement teams. 6) Manage the plants continuous improvement activities, and 7) Manage the parts warehouse

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the effective implementation of the process management system

  • Maintain the Process Management Systems for the Site

  • Develop solutions to problems. Find & implement ideas to improve the profitability of various processing units. 

  • Identify problems related to routine work & determine solutions within scope of prescribed methodology

  • Assist in estimating materials, time & cost of projects. 

  • Assist in evaluation & selection of equipment & materials. 

  • Assist in driving plant productivity using six sigma or lean manufacturing methods

  • Productivity improvements will focus on debottlenecking, yield improvements, operating efficiency improvements, and product quality improvements. 

  • Responsible for preparing financial analyses of each process improvement to determine the impact to the business and the project priority.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

  • Spare parts warehouse management

  • Site champion for corporate lean initiatives


Skills and Attributes Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of engineering principles, theories, concepts & techniques.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities

  • Strong math and analytical skills are required

  • Knowledge of statistical analytical techniques and concepts

  • Demonstrated self-starter who is self-motivated 

  • Strong personal computer skills including Google Applications preferred

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma

  • 20% Travel (to Crenshaw, MS)


Education/Experience Requirements

  • BS, Mechanical, Systems or Equivalent experience 

  • Minimum 3 years heavy industrial experience, working on process flow

  • Project management experience a plus

Required Activities

  • Work is performed in the process/production areas. Standing and walking frequently up to 60% of work time.  Sitting up to 40% of work time.  Lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds occasionally up to 25% of work time.  Climbing stairs occasionally up to 10% of work time – ability to work at heights.  

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.