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Production Engineer

Requisition ID:¬ 2905¬ 


Grace is 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 3,700 people in over 30 countries.




Job Description


W.R. Grace & Co., a leading manufacturer of Specialty Chemicals, has an immediate need for a Production Engineer at its Curtis Bay facility.¬ ¬ 


This is an entry level engineering position designed to build a strong process and operational knowledge base for employee development into more senior technical and operational roles within the site.¬  This role will involve periods of shift work and front line leadership as a direct supervisor for operator teams.


Duties include:



  • Serving as a process expert on shift to support troubleshooting and optimization activities

  • Working closely with technical and operations teams to ensure the smooth functioning of the process.¬  Monitor and optimize raw material yields including waste tracking and minimization.¬  Updates 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.¬  Uses Six Sigma/LEAN tools to drive performance improvements.¬ 

  • Kickoff the start of the shift with the operators to set goals and expectations

  • Conducts regular area tours

  • Wraps-up the shift with the operators and conduct shift-handoff meeting with the next supervisor

  • Develops shift reports and communicate performance / issues in area daily meetings

  • Facilitates Root Cause Analysis (RCA) with team

  • Manages/prioritizes schedule breaks and changes to daily work assignments

  • Manages Operator accountability - coaching & performance management

  • Conducts off shift /last minute call-ins for coverage

  • Inputs maintenance work notifications and approves/coordinate Priority 1 (P1) maintenance work

  • Identifies and facilitate required work permits

  • Verify completed maintenance work and TECO maintenance work orders

  • Manages payroll/KRONOS accuracy

  • Responsible for information gathering and Step 1 response for grievances

  • Conducts regular area tours to:

    • Engage each team member

    • Address performance and resolve issues

    • Ensure cleanliness and 5S of area

    • Assess and confirm safe behaviors and conditions




Required Skills



  • Ability to maintain constant focus Safety and Environmental improvement

  • Strong interpersonal skills ‚€“ listening, coaching, verbal and written communication

  • Strong technical problem solving aptitude

  • Ability to make data driven decisions and implement recommendations to improve plant operations

  • The successful candidate will be able to quickly learn the production process, work with others at all organizational levels, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and changing priorities, and lead cross-functional teams and troubleshoot plant problems.



Required Experience



  • Relevant engineering coursework ‚€“ chemical, mechanical, or electrical

  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering (preferred), Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.¬ ¬ 



Preferred Qualifications



  • Co-op/Internship in manufacturing industry preferred.



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