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Maintenance and Reliability Engineer

Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

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

All employees at the Curtis Bay Site have environment, health and safety roles and responsibilities and are accountable for achieving compliance with our EHS Policy including emergency preparedness and response as defined in site-wide and local area documentation. The Maintenance Engineer at the Curtis Bay has the following responsibilities:

  • Identifies, initiates, coordinates, and completes maintenance process improvement opportunities.
  • Assure regulatory compliance, including environmental and process safety, and a safe workplace for all employees.  Address hazards, deviations, and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Works with Project Engineering with Process Safety Management implementation in Maintenance + Engineering; i.e., work practices, design and repair standards, management of change, Mechanical Integrity, etc.
  • Performs FMEA’s and RCFA’s to ensure long term maintenance equipment problems are appropriately investigated with solutions implemented.
  • Facilitates positive change in the Maintenance organization by pro-actively driving department initiatives.  Acts as a change agent in implementing cross-functional plant business objectives.
  • Reviews major purchases and capital projects to optimize life cycle costs
  • Assists in tracking metrics and generating the monthly maintenance report for area of responsibility.
  • Assists maintenance personnel by troubleshooting and resolving equipment problems as necessary
  • Provides input into capital budget to drive improved reliability
  • Proactively identifies development opportunities to build reliability expertise
  • Provides independent quality control of in house and outside contract services
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.
  • W.R. Grace is an EOE employer. M/W/V/D encouraged to apply. Drug Free Workplace!

Required Skills

  • Proactive problem solving approach focused on action.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Project and Office and other maintenance scheduling tools.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills - work with multiple departments to solve problems.
  • Understanding of company and industrial design and repair standards and maintenance practices.
  • Knowledge of proper equipment design and proper operation.
  • Knowledge of Engineering codes and standards such as ASME, API, ANSI, etc.
  • Experience using SAP PM a plus.
  • Knowledge of API standards for tank inspection and repairs.
  • Experience with piping systems especially inspections and repairs.
  • Knowledge of equipment monitoring such as Vibration Analysis, Ultrasound, Oil Analysis and Infrared Thermography.
  • Knowledge of industrial lubrication.

Required Experience

  • BS Degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering OR currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5+ years of engineering/maintenance experience in a manufacturing envioronment. 
  • 5+ years engineering/maintenance experience, preferably in heavy manufacturing or chemical environment. 

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