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Production Engineer

Date: Jul 1, 2019

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

W.R. Grace & Co., a leading manufacturer of Specialty Chemicals has an immediate need for a Production Engineer at its Curtis Bay facility.   The follow are the criteria needed for this position.

This position is responsible for product quality monitoring, analysis and control (response charts, sampling plans, GLIMS templates, quality release, CAR's ISO, etc).  Prepares standard operating conditions, interprets process results, recommends & implements corrective action for optimum plant operation (stream rate, yield, quality, CPK/Ppk, cost, etc) and applies Six Sigma and Lean methodologies to improve processes.  Determines and implements corrective action, conducts economic studies for optimization of production rates and costs, and for justification of projects concerned with plant changes and/or fixed capital additions, and supports the commissioning/start-up of the projects.  Prepares or assists in preparation of process designs including equipment specifications, PFD's, P&ID's and SOP's for modification of additions to existing plant and provides training for the Operations Team. Ensures that the plant meets ISO requirements and incorporates these standards into daily work.   

This position will also work closely with Operations to ensure the smooth functioning of the process.  Monitors and optimizes raw material yields including waste tracking and minimization (SARA, Title V, stack testing, etc).  Updates operating procedures, PFD's and P&ID's to account for process changes and maintains conformance to the PSM (PHA, MOC, PSSR, etc).  Is a team member of the Operations Area.  May backfill for Operations Planner.  Uses Six Sigma tools to drive productivity and performance improvements.  And other duties/assignments as necessary.

Assure regulatory compliance, including environmental and process safety, and a safe workplace for all employees.  Address hazards, deviations, and injuries in a timely manner.

The successful candidate will be able to learn processes quickly, work well with others at all organizational levels, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and changing priorities, lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams and troubleshoot plant problems.

Required Skills

To be successful in this position qualified candidate will have:

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment (leading and participating) with excellent interpersonal skills, make data driven decisions and implement recommendations, and learn and use Six Sigma tools to improve plant operations. 
  • Must have excellent communication (verbal and written)
  • Strong organizational skills, including leading ad hoc teams.
  • Must be able to maintain focus on Safety and Environmental in all activities and wear requisite PPE.
Required Experience
  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering.  Alternative engineering degree could be considered based on experience. 
  • 2 – 5 years engineering experience

Preferred Qualification:

  • Six Sigma and Lean experience preferred

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore