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Maintenance Engineer

Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21648 

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

Grace is seeking a Maintenance Engineer to join our Curtis Bay, MD facility.  This role reports to our Lead Reliability Engineer.  The Maintenance Engineer will provide support for solving maintenance and reliability issues and coordinate external support for maintenance troubleshooting.  



  • Participates in safety programs and initiatives
  • Manages unit shutdown planning & execution
  • Develops and manages equipment maintenance plans including developing and updating PM, PdM, and CBM routines, and equipment lists in SAP, DMS, etc
  • Tracks, manages, and analyzes area asset reliability data
  • Identifies and scopes potential reliability improvement projects and conducts Bad Actor analysis
  • Performs FMEA’s and RCFA’s to ensure long term maintenance equipment problems are appropriately investigated with solutions implemented.
  • Participates in Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) including GMP and PSSR and Management of Change (MOCs)
  • Manages small projects including contract bidding and supervision to commissioning and startup activities
  • Identifies critical spares and recommended spare parts inventory levels
  • Improves maintenance management processes & SOPs and supports training of area personnel
  • Provides input to weekly maintenance schedules
  • Writes and edits SOP/work instructions
  • Supports Purchasing/Goods Receipts/New Vendors/Requisitions
  • Redlines Engineering Drawings and documents and manages area equipment files
  • Assists with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs
  • Reviews major purchases and capital projects to optimize life cycle costs
  • Assists in tracking maintenance metrics for area of responsibility.
  • Provides independent quality control of in house and outside contract services

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a laboratory environment with highly hazardous materials
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility 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.
  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field 
  • 3-5+ years Maintenance/Engineering experience in process manufacturing environment. (Chemical, Paper, Metals, Refinery)
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and other maintenance scheduling tools
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - work with multiple departments to solve problems
  • Understanding of industry design and repair standards and maintenance practices.
  • Knowledge of proper equipment design, operation and materials of construction.
  • Knowledge of Engineering codes and standards such as ASME, API, ANSI, etc.
  • Experience with piping systems especially inspections and weld repairs
  • Knowledge of equipment monitoring such as Vibration Analysis, Ultrasound, Oil Analysis and Infrared Thermography
  • Knowledge of machinery lubrication

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using SAP PM 


  • 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


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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