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Process Technology Engineer

Date: Oct 18, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 19228

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

WR Grace is seeking a Process Technology Engineer to develop and scale-up new or improved manufacturing processes to support the growth and productivity objectives of the Materials Technologies product line. This person will report to the Director of Process Technology, MT, located in Curtis Bay, MD. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Project planning and execution to drive projects from concept to commercialization, including startup and successful transfer to manufacturing. 
  • Apply sound engineering principles, rigor and manufacturing experience to:
    • Ensure safe, environmentally responsible processes are transferred to production
    • Solve chemical and process engineering problems related to new product and new manufacturing process concepts
    • Identify critical process parameters and develop functional FMEA, Cause and Effect Relationships and Critical to Quality Process Control Plan
    • Carry out experiments to determine the effect of processing variables on product properties and performance
    • Lead productivity projects in the manufacturing environment to improve quality, lower cost and increase rates
    • Troubleshoot new and existing plant processes
    • Provide necessary technical support for Process Design
    • Identify applicable state of the art instrumentation, equipment, and alternate process technology to upgrade the capability of manufacturing processes.
  • Collaborate effectively with Research, Manufacturing, and Engineering for the introduction of new products and new plant capabilities, in global multicultural team environment
  • Communicate projects updates, progress, risks, options, barriers and recommendations, effectively to technical and non-technical audience

Required Skills

  • Proven ability to work safely in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing environment
  • Strong background in chemistry and engineering fundamentals. Candidate must be able to apply fundamental engineering concepts to develop robust technical solutions for implementation in commercial manufacturing operation
  • Applies Statistical techniques (DOE, Regression, Anova, SPC, Hypothesis Test, Process Capability Studies) for process development and process improvement
  • Ability to work in cross functional team (R&D, Manufacturing, Process Design, Pilot Plant) to drive project results
  • Ability to develop, scale-up, improve, troubleshoot and transfer new processes to manufacturing
  • Strong bias for action with a natural curiosity and ability to learn

Required Experience

  • BS in Chemical Engineering or Chemical Technology
  • 5-10 years’ experience in chemical manufacturing in the area of process development, scale up and productivity improvements
  • Must be able to travel when and as required by the business needs (travel anticipated 30%, with international travel)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree or PhD in Chemical Engineering or Chemical Technology




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.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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