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I-Cube Engineer

Job location : Amal, Sweden
Created moment : 09/02/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04785

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

I-Cube Engineer

Job Summary

I-Cube Engineer

Function: Local Opex, I-Cube Engineer, Calderys, Åmål

Experience:  3+ years of OpEx management

Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life. Our success is built on our people and creating an environment where our 18,300 employees around the globe can thrive.

High Temperature Solutions (HTS)/Calderys is an Imerys Business Area which serves three core markets – Refractory solutions, Foundry & Metal flow, and Absorbents.

We combine unique business expertise to provide customized and innovative solutions from our 35 plants along with end-to-end value-added services to all our customers.

Being an international business, we offer to our more than 2500 employees a world of opportunities in our various locations in 33 countries.

We put to work over 100 years of expertise to foster a positive impact for all our stakeholders. Every day we build a sustainable future through teamwork, customer orientation, and proactive mindset.

We are a company where performance is recognized and learning is promoted; an environment where you can grow and fulfill your potential; a workplace where every day is a new day and it is NEVER BORING!

You’ll be joining a diverse and inclusive workplace:

With an active presence across the world, at Imerys, we strive to recognize, accept and value differences as an asset, fostering an inclusive environment based on mutual respect and dignity. Imerys is working to reinforce diversity and inclusion (D&I) across the Group, with a focused program  to create a workplace culture that celebrates and makes the most of everyone’s unique differences.

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Coordinate  industrial / I-Cube / Supply Chain / continuous improvement programs to improve site cost competitiveness and efficiency of processes, practices and organizations of site


  • Leads Continuous Improvement programs deployment across the site by supporting the 2 pillars of I3  : improving Working conditions with MUST HAVES and generating margin improvement

  • Manage local operation projects either linked to improvement or renewal of current process equipment

  • Cultivates and promotes a strong continuous improvement culture across the site 

  • Shop floor support to analyse processes and practices to enable safety / efficiency / quality continuous improvement initiative generation, also with the support of Imerys Centers of Excellence and other Business Areas Centers of Excellence

  • Find ideas to upgrade existing processes and define new ones

  • When required, participates actively to the development of new products by bringing technical support and expertise

  • Actively support Plant manager in production capacities designing/engineering: define and specify Process Equipment, issue Process Specifications for Inquiry.

  • Conduct some I-Cube assessments on site with the support of the Business Area Opex Department

  • Generates detailed continuous improvement initiatives across the site to generate savings 

  • Leads effective operational processes’ implementation

  • Provides technical support and expertise to on-site teams for I-Cube deployment and improvement projects

  • Monitors progress of continuous improvement projects and related savings, including process management improvement, process modification, energy optimization

  • Maintains and creates appropriate documentation for reports, project execution, and data analysis 

  • Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with Plant Manager and I Cube teams

  • Develops a strong expertise in mineral processing and provides mentorship for the on-site process teams, also via technical trainings

  • Submit regular reports reflecting project financials, expenditures, savings, and any site performance KPI applying also best practices when required.

  • Provide technical clarifications to suppliers and issue Recommendation for Purchase.

  • Facilitate/lead lean workshops (Kaizen, Hoshin,...) for quick improvements

  • Culture changes: support behavior changes (agile way of work,..) to sustain continuous improvement efforts beyond project activities. 


Educational Background

  • Engineer or equivalent work experience

  • Lean Six Sigma certification (Green or Black) is a plus 

Key competencies 

  • Ability to perform and understand process modelling

  • Demonstrated capabilities of reaching cost reduction and productivity by working on process improvement, development of new processes

  • Strong Continuous Improvement culture and methods (project management, Kaizen, 6-sigma, value stream mapping, …)

  • Strong Analytical skills, incl. research

  • Problem solver

  • Strong Project Management skills

  • Technical / process expertise

  • Ability to positively influence teams in a matrix organization

  • Able to organize training paths for all levels of the organisation

  • Cooperation mindset and openness to listen to the input from other departments and stakeholders

  • Swedish and English required 

It´s a plus 

  • Good base knowledge of the main Process in Minerals processing

  • Ability to make field measurements through specific Instrumentation (airflows, flue gas composition, etc)

  • Knowledge on Control and Automation

  • Google suite


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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