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Operations Supervisor

Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

Grace is seeking an Operations Supervisor - FCC for our Curtis Bay, MD location. All employees at the Curtis Bay site are expected to work safely. Each employee has environment, health and safety roles and responsibilities. The employee is required to participate in achieving compliance with our EHS Policies including, but not limited to, emergency preparedness and response as defined in site-wide and local area documentation.


  • Directly supervises employees in the specialty chemicals manufacturing setting.
  • Assure regulatory compliance, including environmental and process safety, and a safe workplace for all employees.  Address hazards, deviations, and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Analyzes production to estimate worker hours and create production schedules that meet both internal and external needs.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shift work to include both days, nights and weekends.
  • Responsible for start-up, shutdown and normal process operation to include manual operation of the process using field controls.
  • Ensures compliance with all environmental, health and safety standards. Identifies and reports or resolves hazards.
  • Directs response to emergency situations to include emergency shutdown procedures.
  • Coaches and counsels operations personnel in the assignment of duties.
  • Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met.
  • Inspects and measures product to verify conformance to specifications. Utilizes quality control system, SPC and response charts to implement corrective actions in a timely manner.
  • Guides workers in adjusting equipment and processes to correct products which fail to meet quality standards; shows strong technical ability.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards by performing requisite audits.
  • Complete all regulatory testing and conduct safety meetings for operations personnel as required.
  • Enter SAP notifications as required for maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • 3+ year’s supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Demonstrated experience with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning and assigning work.
  • Previous experience with performance appraisal performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and conflict resolution.
  • Strong leadership capabilities to guide and motivate employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to act in a safe manner and teach employees on safety standards.
  • Proficient in MS Office.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore