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Project Engineer

Job location : Lompoc, California
Created moment : 04/15/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04096

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

Project Engineer

Job Summary

Project Engineer – Lompoc, CA

If you are looking for a career growth opportunity in a profitable mining operation located in the beautiful Central Coast of California, with easy access to hiking trails and the ocean, this job is for you.

JOB SUMMARY: The Project Engineer will be responsible for industrial projects by organizing and controlling project elements in support to the engineering strategy. In addition, the role will provide the necessary technical evaluations and quantification of project variables to assure successful operation of completed installations. 

This role is based in Lompoc, Central Coast of California, with approximately 20% travel to other plants located in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.


  • Develop testing processes, and perform testing and validation of new designs
  • Generate working prototypes for beta testing and customer demonstration
  • Perform engineering calculations to support design work
  • Create and review technical drawings, plans, and specifications using computer software
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary engineering maintenance and operations teams, and work with vendors and contractors
  • Perform detailed documentation to track project development and design process
  • Ensure project timeline is met and project stays within budget
  • Have familiarity with Project management and tools 
  • Ensuring each project stays within the allocated budget and timeframe 
  • Scheduling meetings and updating status regularly 
  • Help maintaining Capital project approval process from start to finish developing and maintaining the budget 
  • Update management on forecasting and reporting on capital spend
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules and regulations 


  • Bachelor's Degree – Engineering or Chemical
  • 5+ years of experience working in engineering projects for heavy process industry
  • Firm grasp of engineering concepts, and experience in designing mechanical and electro mechanical systems and products
  • Strong leadership, organizational and time management skills 
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work long hours to finish targets 
  • Excellent math skills: ability to apply advanced mathematical principles and statistics to solve problems
  • Experience using CAD software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, 3D and 2D modeling tools or similar
  • Exceptional technical and problem-solving skills and reasoning ability
  • Knowledge of procurement and engineering equipment and construction contracts, ideal

Position Type

Full time



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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.

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