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W. R. Grace Production Engineer in Baltimore, Maryland

Production Engineer

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Date:Jan 25, 2023

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21555

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

W.R. Grace has an opening for a Production Engineer at its Curtis Bay, MD facility. As a Production Engineer you will report to the Operations Manager and be responsible for improving plant processes, and provide engineering support for maintenance, EH&S, and quality improvements.


  • Ensure product quality through monitoring, analysis and control (response charts, sampling plans, GLIMS templates, quality release, CAR's ISO, etc).

  • Prepare standard operating conditions, interprets process results, recommends & implements corrective action for optimum plant operation (stream rate, yield, quality, CPK/Ppk, cost, etc)

  • Apply Six Sigma and Lean methodologies to drive productivity and performance improvements.

  • Determine and implement corrective action, conducts economic studies for optimization of production rates and costs, and for justification of projects concerned with plant changes and/or fixed capital additions, and support the commissioning/start-up of the projects.

  • Prepare or assist in preparation of process designs including equipment specifications, PFD's, P&ID's and SOP's for modification of additions to existing plant and provides training for the Operations Team.

  • Ensure that the plant meets ISO requirements and incorporate these standards into daily work.

  • Work closely with Process Technology and Quality to ensure the smooth functioning of the process.

  • Monitor and optimize raw material yields including waste tracking and minimization (SARA, Title V, stack testing, etc).

  • Update operating procedures, PFD's and P&ID's to account for process changes and maintains conformance to the PSM (PHA, MOC, PSSR, etc).

  • Is a team member of the Operations Area. May backfill for Operations Planner.

  • Assure regulatory compliance, including environmental and process safety, and a safe workplace for all employees; Address hazards, deviations, and injuries in a timely manner.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment (leading and participating) with excellent interpersonal skills, make data driven decisions and implement recommendations.

  • Learn and use Six Sigma tools to improve plant operations.

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering; Alternative engineering degree could be considered based on experience.

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience

  • Must have excellent communication (verbal and written)

  • Strong organizational skills, including leading ad hoc teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a manufacturing facility preferred

  • Six Sigma and Lean experience preferred (Green/Black Belt Certification)



  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance and Disability

  • Grace Wellness Program

  • Flexible Workplace

  • Retirement Plans

  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • Parental Leave (salaried only)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Company Donation Match Program



Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market:Baltimore

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