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Process Controller

Date: Nov 9, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

We're hiring a Process Controller II to work at our Curtis Bay/Baltimore, MD manufacturing site, the largest site in our domestic portfolio.

This position is responsible for obtaining product samples from the production process, preparing the samples for various tests, performing the tests, analyzing the results, making process decisions based upon relevant data, and leading several components to support the overall effectiveness of the Process Control Lab as well as supporting the site Quality Assurance team.  This position is embedded in a GMP manufacturing site. Position is in a fast-paced environment; effective communication and prioritization skills are critical to be successful in this role. Decisions made in this role can have significant financial impact on plant performance.  This position will ensure compliance with environmental, health, and safety standards, as well as identifying, reporting, and resolving hazards.  


  • Responsible for creating Process Controller work schedule and for filling in as needed to maintain 24/7 lab coverage.
  • Responsible for training new Process Controllers.
  • Interacts closely with the PC and Operations groups in a team environment to ensure effective group dynamics.
  • Supports process controllers with equipment issues and is capable of troubleshooting instrumentation problems. Ensures integrity of lab instrumentation and results via use of standards and verification of test results.
  • Manages and coordinates all resampling requests for QA department.
  • Responsible to administer the requirements of the microbial testing program.
  • Responsible for ensuring reduced frequency testing is completed as required by company procedures.
  • Manages and stocks lab supplies, up to and including ordering new inventory.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance, including environmental and process safety, and a safe workplace for all employees.  Ensures proper housekeeping.  
  • Perform rudimentary product disposition and Amalgam data entry activities.
  • Support/lead investigations and continuous improvement projects.
  • Support the Process Control Lab Supervisor and the site Quality Assurance group for product trials, and instrument and method validations.
  • Backfill for the Process Control Lab Supervisor during vacations.
  • Depending on business conditions, may be temporarily reassigned to support the needs of the Curtis Bay site.

Required Qualifications

  • STEM degree, preferably in chemistry or chemical engineering
  • 2-5 years of laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Broad chemical plant and / or maintenance knowledge and experience



  • 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

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore