Process Engineering Internship

  • Imerys
  • Sylacauga, AL, USA
  • Jan 23, 2020
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MERYS 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. 

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School