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Human Resources Generalist

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21043 

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

We are hiring an experienced Human Resource Generalist to join our onsite HR team at our Baltimore/Curtis Bay, MD manufacturing site.  You will be involved with full life cycle recruiting, onboarding processes, HR projects and programs, training, labor relations/employee relations, and investigations.  This position requires excellent organizational skills, and the ability to handle sensitive information confidentially. 


  • Provides general human resources services for the organization to include labor/employee relations, recruitment, staff development and succession planning, and administration of company policies.
  • Work closely with managers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the company’s hiring needs and meet competitive hiring goals and expectations.
  • Manage the full recruiting lifecycle across a variety of open roles helping management find, hire, and retain quality talent.
  • Proposes, develops various human resources policies and procedures.
  • Participates in employee career development, discussing careers paths with line managers and recommending suitable candidates for promotion. 
  • Responsible for aspects of labor relations to include administering labor policies, participation in contract negotiations, interpretation of the collective bargaining agreement, and coordinating the grievance process as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Responsible for employee relations to include providing advice and counsel on personnel issues, investigating and responding to employee concerns/questions, Supports employee communications functions.
  • Management of Employee Leave Programs
  • Conducts research, assimilates data and creates appropriate reports for HR metrics.
  • Conduct training for line management in areas of expertise.
  • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements at the Site.
  • Assures environmental compliance and a safe working environment for employees at the Site.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Human Resources or related field
  • 3+ years professional experience supporting a diverse employee population, to include exempt and union personnel.
  • Experience with HRIS systems, preferably SAP Success Factors.
  • Excellent communications skills to include written and verbal communications as well as active listening.
  • Interpersonal savvy to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment skills as well as ability to make appropriate, timely decisions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing setting.
  • Kronos experience
  • Results and action-oriented approach to work.
  • Leadership of focused projects.
  • Functional knowledge of online HR tools and resources.
  • Creative approaches to challenges, opportunities and problem solving..
  • Professional in Human Resources 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