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Production Engineer

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

Grace has an immediate need for a Production Engineer at its Curtis Bay, MD, facility. This person will report to the Operations Manager. 


  • Ensure product quality through monitoring, analysis and control (response charts, sampling plans, GLIMS templates, quality release, CAR's ISO, etc).   
  • Prepare standard operating conditions, interprets process results, recommends & implements corrective action for optimum plant operation (stream rate, yield, quality, CPK/Ppk, cost, etc) 
  • Apply Six Sigma and Lean methodologies to drive productivity and performance improvements. 
  • Determine and implement 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 support the commissioning/start-up of the projects.   
  • Prepare or assist 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.
  • Ensure that the plant meets ISO requirements and incorporate these standards into daily work.   
  • Work closely with Process Technology and Quality to ensure the smooth functioning of the process. 
  • Monitor and optimize raw material yields including waste tracking and minimization (SARA, Title V, stack testing, etc). 
  • Update 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. 
  • Assure regulatory compliance, including environmental and process safety, and a safe workplace for all employees; Address hazards, deviations, and injuries in a timely manner.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 – 5 years engineering experience
  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering; Alternative engineering degree could be considered based on experience. 
  • Must be able to maintain focus on Safety and Environmental in all activities and wear requisite PPE.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a manufacturing facility preferred
  • Six Sigma and Lean experience preferred (Green/Black Belt Certification)


  • 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