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Process Controller

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

 Grace is seeking a Process Controller to join our Quality team! This role reports to our Quality Lab Leader located at Our Curtis Bay Facility. This position is responsible for obtaining product samples from the production process, preparing the samples for various tests, performing the tests, analyzing the results, and making process decisions based upon relevant data.   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.   


  • Performs the various tests in accordance to established methods, analyzes the results, and dictates any needed process adjustments in a coaching capacity.
  • Interacts closely with the Operations group in a team environment to ensure effective group dynamics.
  • Use statistics and SPC tools to evaluate data and trends to effectively identify changes in process and/or instrumentation behavior; and responds accordingly as appropriate.
  • Recognizes and promptly investigates any test results not within established specifications; including monitoring and verifying key process attribute trends.  Follows established protocols to address out-of-specification situations, up to and including stopping the process.
  • Interacts with the Analytical Services Center for high priority samples, monitors for completed results, interprets same, and dictates process adjustments as needed.
  • Inputs and retrieves information from the laboratory data management system.
  • Operates analytical instrumentation, and is capable to troubleshoot simple equipment problems.
  • Responsible for all lab instrumentation during shift.  Ensures all lab instrumentation is functioning to expectations via use of standards and verification of test results.
  • Manages and stocks lab supplies on each shift, 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.  
  • Depending on business conditions, may be temporarily reassigned.

Required Qualifications

  • STEM Degree, preferably in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering; Minimum of 7 years’ experience in Laboratory environment with demonstrated skills in analytical testing, quality controls testing, and/or testing product samples for specification requirements in lieu of degree.
  • Team Leadership skills and the ability to prioritize effectively are critical attributes.
  • Brand chemical plant and/or maintenance knowledge and experience re also a plus.



  • 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