Quality Assurance Coordinator

Date: Sep 1, 2023

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22352 

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

W. R. Grace is a seeking a Quality Assurance Coordinator at our Curtis Bay site. This person will report to the Sr. Quality Manager.


  • Reviews in process and finished product quality; coordinates activities required for timely product disposition, including review of adherence to sample plan dispositions lots in the quality system and SAP; reconciles inventory at the time of release; creates internal CAPA for non-conforming lots; manages waiver and expedited release process 
  • Manages QI inventory in SAP; interacts with CSR and S&OP Groups 
  • Ensures compliance to ISO 9001 by supporting implementation and facilitation of continuous improvement initiatives throughout the Quality Management System (QMS) e.g. CAPA, Internal audits, QC/Lab interfaces, Document Management System (DMS)
  • Supports the deployment and assessment of the QMS, including supporting the trending and data-input for key performance metrics related to the health of the QMS
  • Works with Operations team by providing visibility to current and past Quality performance and supporting optimizations
  • Interfaces with Directors, Managers and Operations Supervision in reference to quality issues
  • Supports MOC tasks to maintain local product specifications & templates in the lab testing system (GLIMS)
  • Produces Approved Manufactured Lots (AML) in accordance with specifications; produces Certificates of Analysis; serves as POC for sales and Logistics in AML and C of A issues
  • Maintains records of daily product releases, production and quality critical logs, In-Process and finished product SPC/SQC charts as required by the business or plant operations
  • Supports customer complaint investigation and coordinates response
  • Audits existing ISO and GMP quality systems; generates CARs as appropriate; Recommends quality system improvements and assists Production departments with implementation, including Document Control and Retain Room Organization. Verifies CAR responses, prepares audit reports and tracks progress
  • Interface with QC lab to insure timely response to plant analytical needs and works with Chemist

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma with proven technical inclination and a minimum of three to five years related experience (Alternatively, a STEM degree with 1-3 years experience in quality assurance, product testing and/or product specification reporting may be substituted)
  • A minimum of three years of quality management systems experience - preferably in a manufacturing / chemical plant environment
  • Results oriented self-starter, excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and able to adapt to fast-changing priorities.  Passionate about meeting customer expectations, strong in mathematical / statistical concepts, and able to use both to act decisively using fact-based conclusions


Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001, SPC/SQC, cGMP and Six Sigma is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software packages, particularly Excel.  Minitab knowledge 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

U.S. Employee Benefits Summary (grace.com) 

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore