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Maintenance Coordinator

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

We are hiring a Maintenance Coordinator to work at our Curtis Bay/Baltimore, MD manufacturing site who will report to the Operations Manager. You will be the main point of contact for maintenance related issues and work in a cross-functional team setting for optimizing cost, safety, and utilization. As a Maintenance Coordinator you will provide oversight and coordination of the Operations and Maintenance activities.


  • Actively supports the GRACE vision to be the safest, cleanest, and most environmentally responsible chemical plant for the world. 
  • Ensures work is being performed according to the GRACE policies, procedures, and guidelines. 
  • Responds to, and ensures timely completion of, maintenance-related environmental, health and safety issues, such as, but not limited to, PHA, PSSR, MOC, LDAR and safety items. 
  • Communicates and coordinates with Operations, Safety, and Environmental to accurately prioritize environmental, health and safety-related maintenance activities. 
  • Actively improves unit availability by increasing equipment reliability. 
  • Participates in troubleshooting equipment issues. 
  • Actively supports equipment improvement (e.g. PM) by communicating observed deficiencies and coordinating efforts with Reliability team. 
  • Maximizes unit performance by prioritizing, scheduling, and coordinating maintenance-related activities. 
  • Plans and coordinates equipment availability for maintenance activities including PMs. 
  • Ensures environmental, health and safety items are scheduled appropriately. 
  • Uses the area work order backlog to help define look-ahead schedules for optimal execution of work. 
  • Participates in daily meetings with Maintenance to review current schedule execution and generate the next day’s work schedule. 
  • Assists in evaluating and categorizing work for the development of a comprehensive turnaround work scope, and coordinates major routine maintenance activities (non-turnaround) that require unit outages. 
  • Thoroughly understands and applies the Grace’s EIP “Best Practice” workflows to coordinate and manage Operations/ Maintenance interactions. 
  • Reviews notifications for accurate prioritization, data entry, and duplications and retrains when not being followed. 
  • Has work notification approval authority in SAP. 
  • Recommends adjustments and improvements to the maintenance workflow completion. 
  • Actively participates in the asset team to achieve safety, production, reliability, and financial goals. 
  • Assists in keeping key performance indicators (KPIs) in line with company goals. 
  • Monitors budget for the area, focusing on maintenance expenditures. 
  • Reviews plans for future maintenance and reliability improvement activities. 
  • Routinely reviews and reports on the backlog.
  • Reviews maintenance completed jobs in the field before being accepted and able to close work. 
  • Confirms readiness of planned work in the field before putting in on the schedule for execution, i.e. scaffold in place, insulation removed, abatement, etc. 
  • Facilitates a daily meeting with Maintenance and Operations representation to review current schedule execution and generate next day’s schedule
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • 3-5 year's experience in a Chemical, Industrial, or Manufacturing setting to include experience with Budget, Cost, Risk, Schedule, and Estimating
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of chemical manufacturing plants and/or related industries.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in an industrial environment; preferably a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience as an operator or maintenance
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate critical path activities, risks and track metrics.
  • Proficient using Prometheus, SAP, MS Office systems and other data management, accounting systems.

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a laboratory environment with highly hazardous materials
  • Ability to work in a high hazard environment, including adverse weather conditions, elevated spaces, confined spaces, extreme temperatures, and noisy surroundings.
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility with highly hazardous materials
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft.
  • Must be willing to wear PPE (Personal Protective equipment) including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, Level A suit, full face respirator

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore