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Manufacturing Leadership Program

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20918 

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 recruiting for future leaders interested in the manufacturing environment to join the Grace Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP). The Program is designed for individuals who demonstrate strong leadership and management potential and have a strong interest in the manufacturing field. MLP’s have the opportunity to 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. 

Throughout the program, MLPs complete 3 rotations designed to provide a range of manufacturing experience while strengthening leadership skills. Rotation disciplines include the following:


  • Process Engineering - Lead a manufacturing process improvement project.
  • Project Engineering – Participate in the management of a capital project.
  • Maintenance & Reliability – Lead project work to improve maintenance and reliability.
  • 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.


The following list is our US locations where MLP’s can be assigned. Note: locations can be modified based on business needs. 

  • Lake Charles, LA
  • Albany, OR
  • Curtis Bay/Baltimore, MD
  • Chicago, IL
  • East Chicago, IN
  • Tyrone, PA
  • South Haven, MI
  • Pasadena, TX
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Columbia, MD (corporate headquarters)

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • 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

  • B.S. in an engineering discipline is required, preferably Chemical or Mechanical with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Prior meaningful work assignments such as a co-op or summer internship, success in the classroom, and prior leadership experience.
  • Must be willing to relocate during the program approximately every 12 months and be willing to work at any Grace site or plant that you are assigned.


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 
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