Senior Packaging Engineer in Paris at Imerys

Senior Packaging Engineer in Paris at Imerys

Company Name: Imerys | Location: Paris | Type: Job | Last Date to Apply: 2021-02-18

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. If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at

The Position
Senior Packaging Engineer

Job Summary

Job Summary/Purpose

In the framework of the Group Continuous Improvement program, called I-Cube, the senior packaging engineer provides technical expertise in packaging in order to ensure a high standard of packaging process performance throughout the Imerys plants.

He/she is also in charge of leading Packaging optimisation projects at Group level taking advantage of his/her general Packaging knowledge and related process topics (powder behaviours for instance). These projects, often conducted in collaboration with our Purchasing team, aim at reducing the costs of packaging for Imerys whilst ensuring the best service to our customers.

He/she is responsible to develop the packaging know-how by providing audits, surveys, training sessions in the packaging expertise field as well as support networking within a decentralized Group.

He/she is involved in technical communities facilitation like (I3, Process, Maintenance), for instance by transferring Good Practices from one BA to another one.


Scope: Imerys Worldwide, requiring travelling around 30/50% of the time or in virtual mode thanks to new remote systems.

Nature Of Customers
Internal : All Group entities External : Service providers

Key Tasks And Responsibilities

Packaging expertise support
Bring his/her expertise in Packaging in order to help improving the packaging performance at Imerys:
By organizing packaging efficiency assessments (diagnosis/audits), identify areas of improvement across various Imerys plants and help them build / implement improvement action plans. By supporting plants on specific packaging improvement requests. By helping the teams to find ideas to upgrade existing packaging lines and define new ones. Packaging improvement will focus on productivity optimisation thanks to
packaging lines OEE optimization (speed, performance, quality) FTE organisation in the packaging zones optimisation, Waste analysis and reduction (products, bags, pallets, plastic film..), Filling rate of the bags or big bags or bulk, Bag design optimization in collaboration with purchasing Improvement of flow sheet & equipment performance, etc . All the technical solutions for packaging improvement have to be evaluated considering CAPEX and OPEX. Thanks to his/her expertise, the packaging engineer will be able to assess and improve as well the safety of the employees working on the packaging lines
Project management
Support BA or Group project managers for Capex with new packaging lines implementation. Lead at Group level, packaging project optimisation with process or maintenance engineers and I3 champions
Identify the sites that have common issues with their packaging lines Gather good practices from the sites and share them in order to improve overall performance Collect inputs from external companies like suppliers, consulting companies… to feed the reflection and generate new ideas of optimization Work on packaging standardization in order to reduce costs Manage the project thanks to project management methodologies Communicate on project deliverables and be sure the BAs have taken into consideration the outputs of the projects.

Provide internal Packaging optimisation trainings to the Maintenance engineers, Process engineers, I3 champions, purchasing population across Imerys plants
Provide “standard” training modules (packaging efficiency analysis, for instance) Design specific training modules to answer specific plants/BAs requests
Process Community/Networking
Share knowledge within various communities like process engineers community Promote networking within the Group by encouraging sharing information and good practices, through events, webinars, e-community management, etc.

Graduated from an engineering school


At least 10 years’ experience in packaging and process engineering field including expertise in:
General process techniques ( mass balance, sampling, yield optimisation, etc ) Excellent knowledge in Packaging equipment, Packaging efficiency and projects Very good project manager and has led several packaging projects Scientific / analytical training; at ease with data; Six sigma training is a +

Technical Skills
Able to understand the specificity of the industrial minerals industry and able to adapt to the various Imerys contexts that means lots of optimisation have to be done on existing packaging lines without big capex involvement. Wide experience in packaging technologies Knowledge in material balance, simulation softwares for optimisation

Fluent English compulsory, any other language skills appreciated

Imerys Soft Skills
Adaptability Rigor Good interpersonal skills Ability to prioritise tasks Analytical and synthetic mind-set Autonomy Team Spirit

Specific Job Skills
Project management skills Must be soon credible across the group as an expert in Packaging Ability to work in a transversal mode (with the BAs, with the other departments in the Group COE..) Open minded, adaptable, able to work in a team inside every plant Able and happy to communicate his enthusiasm and experience to engineers Oral and written communication, able to convince the management of the plant regarding proposed solutions, and transmit a clear message, based on mass and mineral balances, cost analysis Ability to facilitate a worldwide technical community on the packaging topic.

Imerys s SA Is a Company That Is Handi-capable

Position Type Full time
Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

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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.