Process Engineering Internship

Location: Sylacauga AL Posted Date: January 24, 2020
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Employer Job Id: REQ-02794 Careermine Job Id: 1830840
The Company Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,800 employees around the globe can thrive. We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers' challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.
We can offer you a variety of work and real opportunities to make an impact and be part of our evolution. If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at

The Position Process Engineering Internship

Job Summary
Function: Process Engineering

Project Name: Process Capability Determination

Project Duration: 3 month internship - preference to stay for Fall CO-OP

Starting date: As soon as available

Project Location: Sylacauga, AL

Project Mentor: Industrial Support Process Manager and Senior Process Engineer

Desired Degree: Chemical, Process, Geology, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering

Coursework Prerequisites: Mechanical,Chemical or Process Engineering, Materials Flow, Thermal Dynamics.  

IMERYS is the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for the industry. We transform a unique range of minerals to deliver essential functions that are critical to our customers' products and manufacturing process. We are seeking to fill our talent pipeline within our internship program. 

The Sylacauga facility is primarily engaged in the mining and mineral processing of calcium carbonate. Safety, Quality and respect for the environment are essential guidelines the site strives to respect and enhance.

Project Scope:

This project will focus on improving the efficiency of the wet plant. Reducing waste and improving recovery will represent a significant variable cost savings for the plant. We are looking at reducing spillage around equipment (Ball Mill, Grinders, Screens…) and improving the recovery of the flotation process.  

Project Description:

  • Detailed mass balance of the plant to identify and quantify waste

  • Develop optimum equipment and process settings and configuration resulting in the establishment of standard operating procedures that optimize efficiency of the plant

  • Generate quantifiable and executable plan to improve wet plant recovery

  • Safer and healthier work environment created due to the elimination of dust and spillage which support Imerys EHS initiatives.

 Project Learning Objectives:

  • Mass, Mineral and Water Balance

  • Sampling technique and Quality Control 

  • Mineral processing equipment : Grinding (Ball Mills, Pendulum Mills...) Beneficiation (Flotation), Classification (Centrifuges), Drying, Dewatering.

Your Skills and Abilities:  

  • Team player

  • Fluent in English (written/spoken)

  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and priorities

  • Autonomous, creative, rigorous, motivated

  • Analytical / synthesis skills

  • Comfortable with computers and software, proficient with Google Suites and Vizio, or ability to learn quickly

  • Able to work in a hot/cold, humid, wet, dusty and loud environment. Use of PPE required

  • Position offers exposure to different work environments, between office, lab, and plant (inside and outside), involving walking and climbing stairs, ladders and conveyors. 

Position Type Full time
Intern - 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.