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Analytical Reliability Coordinator

Date: Mar 2, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 6451

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

Based at the Curtis Bay Analytical Services Center, the Analytical Reliability Coordinator will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of analytical equipment in the Chemicals, X-ray, Surface Area, Physicals, and Ecat laboratories. This position is also responsible for ensuring the correct operation of the IT Systems for the lab.


  • Lead, demonstrate and ensure a strong safety culture with a particular emphasis on maintaining and improving equipment and facility safety
  • Responsible for the installation and qualification of all new analytical equipment ensuring protocols are followed and GMP guidelines are respected
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance is done on equipment and conduct or arrange for maintenance on lab equipment when it fails. Establish maintenance & scheduling process for analytical equipment
  • Support the overall capital plan and service plan for Curtis Bay ASC.  Manage service contracts and plan for upgrading and replacing equipment and facilities such that service levels meet the needs of internal and external customers
  • Engage in personal development through appropriate vendor training
  • Maintain inventory control of equipment repair tools and parts
  • Lead interactions with IT to ensure lab information systems are supported and performing as desired.  Lead projects when new instruments are interfaced to the GLIMS lab information management system
  • Manage service contracts with equipment vendors to ensure critical equipment is under contract.  Identify cases where service contracts are un-necessary
  • Train and develop lab staff to perform troubleshooting & maintenance that can be done by technicians
  • Conduct hands-on maintenance on lab equipment as necessary.  Arrange for vendor maintenance support when needed
  • Troubleshoot equipment when problems arise providing on-call 24/7 support if questions arise
  • Analyzing and documenting root cause of equipment failures and executing corrective actions

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated expertise in service and repair of analytical laboratory equipment
  • Bias for action
  • Demonstrated expertise with laboratory information management systems and computer interfaces
  • Strong safety focus
  • Ability to train others
  • Strong attention to detail

Required Experience

  • Associates Degree in technical field or B.S. or higher in scientific/engineering field
  • 3+ years of hand’s on experience in service and repair of analytical equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Lab Information systems preference




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.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore