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Senior Process Engineer

Job location : Paris , France
Created moment : 11/17/2020 - 01:00
Job reference : REQ - 03527

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


In the framework of the Group Continuous Improvement program, called I-Cube, the senior process engineer provides technical expertise in Process Engineering (Génie des Procédés) in order to ensure a high standard of process performance throughout the Imerys plants.


He/she is also in charge of leading Process projects at Group level taking benefit of his/her general Process knowledge.

He/she is responsible to develop the mineral process know-how by providing coaching & trainings, as well as support networking within a decentralized Group.

He/she is involved in a Process community facilitation, for instance by transferring Good Practices from one BA to another one.



Scope: Imerys Worldwide, requiring travelling around 50% of the time or in virtual mode thanks to new remote systems.


Nature of customers : 

  • Internal : All Group entities

  • External : Service providers




Process engineering support

  • Bring his/her expertise in Process engineering in order to help improving the process performance in Imerys:

    • By supporting I-Cube assessments (diagnosis/audits), identify areas of improvement across various Imerys plants and help them buiding/implementing improvement action plans.

    • By supporting plants on specific requests.

    • By helping the teams to find ideas to upgrade existing process and define new ones. 

    • 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.

    • All the technical solutions have to be evaluated by the team considering CAPEX and OPEX.


Project management

  • Leads specific projects at Group level on generic subjects

    • Identify the sites that have common issues

    • Gather good practices from the sites and share them in order to improve overall performance

    • Collect inputs from external companies like suppliers, consulting companies… to feed the reflection and generate new ideas of optimization

    • Manage the project thanks to project management methodologies

    • Communicate on project deliverables and be sure the BAs have taken into consideration the outputs of the projects.



  • Provide internal trainings to the Process engineers population across Imerys plants

    • Provide “standard” trainings modules (sampling, mass balance, …)

    • Design specific training modules to answer specific plants/Divisions requests


Process Community/Networking

  • Facilitate the process engineers’ community

  • Promote networking within the Group by encouraging sharing information and good practices, through events, webinars, e-community management, etc.



What other functions are performed in this position that might not be considered essential?




  • Graduated from an engineering school



10 years’ experience in physical process including expertise in:

  • General process techniques ( mass balance, sampling, process master, etc )

  • Knowledge on specific process (for instance Grinding, wet separation, dry separation…)

  • Scientific / analytical training; at ease with data; Six sigma training a +

Technical skills: 

  • Able to understand the specificity of industrial minerals industry

  • Wide experience in ore treatment and physical separation technologies 

  • Knowledge in material balance, simulation softwares regarding beneficiation process of ore



  • Fluent English compulsory, any other language skills appreciated


Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics (Identify skills/attributes required for this position which may include leadership, problem solving, interpersonal, communications, planning, team participation skills, and/or language requirements.)



  • Adaptability

  • Rigor

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to prioritise tasks

  • Analytical and synthetic mind-set

  • Autonomy

  • Team Spirit



  • Project management skills

  • Must be soon credible across the group as an expert in Process engineering

  • Ability to work in a transversal mode (with the BAs, with the other departments in the Group COE..)

  • Open minded, adaptable, able to work in a team inside every plant

  • Able and happy to communicate his enthusiasm and experience to our young engineers

  • Oral and written communication, able to convince the management of the plant regarding proposed solutions, and transmit a clear message, based on mass and mineral balances, cost analysis

  • Ability to facilitate a worldwide process community without direct hierarchical position


Imeryss SA is a company that is handi-capable

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.

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