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Manufacturing Leadership Program

Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226 Pasadena, TX, US, 77507 Chicago 71st, IL, US, 60629 Baton Rouge, LA, US, 70805 Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665 Columbia, MD, US, 21044 Albany, OR, US, 97322 Tyrone, PA, US, 16686

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 19721 

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

W.R. Grace is recruiting for future leaders interested in the manufacturing environment to join the Grace Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP).  Our program provides individuals with a three-year experience that is focused on developing high-potential employees for possible leadership positions within Grace’s global manufacturing organization. During the program, there are 3 rotations designed to provide a range of manufacturing experience while strengthening leadership skills. Assignments include time in Grace’s manufacturing sites such as Lake Charles, LA, Albany, OR, Curtis Bay, MD, Chicago, IL, Tyrone, MI and Columbia, MD (our corporate headquarters).  Program participants are partnered with a senior-level mentor who will follow their progress throughout the program while providing guidance and support.    


Throughout the program, employees learn about the many aspects of our business, receive leadership, supply chain, finance, and Six Sigma training, and develop a professional network for sharing ideas and best practices around manufacturing excellence.

In the Manufacturing Leadership Program participants will have the opportunity for job rotations through multiple disciplines including:


  • Process Engineering - Lead a manufacturing process improvement project 
  • Project Engineering – Participate in the management of a capital project 
  • Productivity– Lead a six-sigma supply chain/operations project
  • Sales & Operations Planning– Work in conjunction with the sales, manufacturing, and supply chain departments to ensure the right product is made and delivered to our customer 
  • Production Supervision- Lead a manufacturing team of hourly employees 
  • Environmental, Health & Safety -      Lead project work associated with EHS corporate and plant initiatives
  • Strategic Sourcing - Lead/participate in sourcing and project deliverables


NOTE: You must be willing to relocate every 12 months to any Grace plant or office that you are assigned. Relocation assistance is available.

Required Skills

Grace’s MLP's are designed for individuals who demonstrate strong leadership and management potential and have a strong interest in the manufacturing field.


  • B.S. Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Resumes must include your cumulative GPA)

Required Experience

  • Prior meaningful work assignments as a co-op or summer intern, success in the classroom and prior leadership experience

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