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Chemical Operator Utility Trainee

Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Albany, OR, US, 97322

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 20389

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 is looking for a Chemical Operator to help us meet our growing demand. This position performs chemical processing operations and related activities in a safe and environmentally sound manner, as directed by the Shift Supervisor. This position is located in Albany, Oregon and works 12-hour shifts.  Overtime is paid for hours worked in excess of 10 hours each day. 

Pay rate is $25.29 / hour - $34.27 / hour.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate chemical processing equipment and computerized control equipment with a working knowledge of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) while following detailed operating procedures
  • Monitor process equipment, valves and pumps to ensure proper production conditions
  • Safely handle hazardous materials using proper personal protective equipment
  • Set up equipment such as pumps, reactors, centrifuges, and dryers in order to meet quality
  • Ensure a clean and organized work environment is maintained at all times.
  • Set up and charge raw materials to processing equipment
  • Transferring product (~2 lbs) using repetitive scooping motion with some twisting and/or turning.
  • Extended periods wearing chemical coveralls made of synthetic materials with sealed seams.  (Typically, in combination with a respirator).
  • Moving drums weighing up to 400 lbs. using a drum dolly or hydraulic drum lift.  Moving pallets weighing up to 1200 lbs using hydraulic pallet jack or electric fork lift.

Required Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or equivalent with solid mathematical skills.
  • At least 6 months manufacturing experience including shift work.
  • Ability to operate processing equipment and computerized control equipment; relevant production experience is preferred.
  • Solid mechanical skills with the ability to troubleshoot processing equipment
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Forklift certification or the ability to be forklift certified
  • The ability to bend, squat, and lift 45 lbs throughout the shift
  • The ability to work rotating (monthly) 12-hour shifts
  • The ability to climb and descend stairs throughout the shift
  • Basic understanding of chemistry, fluid flow, and heat transfer
  • Basic math skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of chemistry a plus


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance from start date
  • 401(k) match from start date
  • Additional retirement plan
  • 3 weeks of Paid Vacation
  • 40 hours of Personal Holiday
  • Sick Leave



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.


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.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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