Imerys Graphite & Carbon (former Timcal Graphite & Carbon)
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Imerys Graphite & Carbon is hiring Process Development Engineer
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Job description


We are looking for a Process Development Engineer, based in Bodio, Switzerland, joining our department of Industrial Development & Innovation.

Accountabilities & Competencies:

  • Permanent plant performance and process optimization in the plant

  • Process-trouble-shooting as well as process automation in close cooperation with the plant and the Engineering department

  • Systematically perform measurements for all relevant equipment and thermal and mechanical processes in order to access their efficiency and state

  • Objectives are:

    • Production and yields of furnaces, kilns and mills, within quality limits

    • New products development and industrialization

    • Electrical energy saving (kWh/t)

    • Automation (rationalization and optimal process control)

    • Related issues of EHS

  • Establish, implement, organize or make follow up of tools or procedures for continuous process control and optimization e.g.:

    • Standard measurements on furnaces, kilns and mills

    • Process performance key figures and improvement programs

  • New processes, equipment or installations/CAPEX:

    • Participates and support commissioning

    • Manages the de-bottlenecking of new and existing installations

    • Proposes modifications of existing pieces of equipment and procedures for continuous process improvement

    • Transfers new know-how to the plant

  • Participates and contributes on relevant events and meetings e.g.:

    • Projects team meetings

    • Technical development programs

    • Technical meetings

    • Working groups

    • Technical training

  • Training for production personnel :contributes to process topics and participates on programs, prepares training material

  • Participates or leads projects working groups:

    • Organizes meetings in cooperation with the team leader and participants

    • Maintains documentation e.g. in working group data base

  • Informs superior and plant management routinely about activities and immediately about urgencies

  • Guarantees and fosters compliance with EHS policies. Establishes safety culture and tackles specific actions to ensure health and safety prevention during all activities

Professional Education and Know-How:

  • Graduated engineer (Process, Mechanical), or equivalent
  • Practical experience in the field of inorganic chemistry
  • Consolidated knowledge of the manufacturing processes and of the related typology of equipment as well as of mechanical and thermal technologies with the applicable methods
  • Experience and know-how in the areas of process optimization instrumentation, measuring and control systems
  • Good know-how and practice of IT application

Languages: Excellent communication skills in Italian and English. German and/or French useful

Required skills:

  • Highly motivated, flexible, organized and self-starter

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Good organizational and project management skills

  • Ability to multi-task and re-prioritize regularly

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Team Player

  • Good knowledge of the most common IT programs (MsWord, MsExcel, MS Project, …)

We offer an attractive and dynamic working atmosphere in a truly multicultural and multinational environment together with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Imerys Graphite & Carbon (former Timcal Graphite & Carbon)

Address: Strada Industriale CH-6743-Bodio Postal Code: CH-6743 Website:

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