Operations Planner


Requisition ID:¬ 2814

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 3,900 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

  • Develops integrated daily and weekly production schedules from:

  • Scheduler's Master Plan, Maintenance Schedule, Engineering Plan, Staffing & Training Plans, Quality & Rework Plans, Logistics

  • Integrates weekly staffing schedule with input from Supervisors,¬ with maintenance to finalize weekly and daily scheduled work,¬ with engineering to ensure project work is planned and coordinated

  • Develops and communicates area daily work plans and priorities for the next 3 shifts

  • Coordinate plant grade changes, shutdowns, and startups and¬ the development of production labels

  • Updates/writes work instructions and zero energy permit forms as required.

  • Enter notifications as required for maintenance

  • Assist with month end inventory reconciliation

  • Orders area specific production supplies and consumables

  • Given guidance & priorities from Area Operations Lead, re-plans daily and weekly production to address operational and demand upsets

  • Coordinates the impact of production plan changes with other site functions¬ and¬ operational plant contractor services.

  • Maintains in in process inventory of materials.

  • Raw material inventory management. Order raw materials as required.

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

  • Supports zero energy and other safety initiatives in the plant

  • Monitors in process and finished product quality

  • Supports and conducts training activities and initiatives

  • Assist in troubleshooting of plant processes and equipment

Required Skills

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to resolve personnel, safety, contractual and carrier issues both independently and with appropriate resources efficiently and effectively

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (WORD and EXCEL) and SAP.

  • Must be able to maintain focus on Safety and Environmental in all activities and wear requisite PPE.

  • Ability to lead change initiatives and implement improvements

Required Experience

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering or relevant plant experience.



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EOE Statement: ¬ W.¬ R. Grace & Co.¬ is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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