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Shift Supervisor FCC

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 3334

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 3,900 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

W. R. Grace & Co. a leading manufacturer of Specialty Chemicals is seeking a Shift Supervisor to work at its Curtis Bay facility. This position will be responsible for overseeing the operation and safety of its employees during both day and night shift.

 Background Information:

All employees at the Curtis Bay Site are expected to work safely. Each employee has environment, health and safety roles and responsibilities. The employee is required to participate in achieving compliance with our EHS Policies including, but not limited to, emergency preparedness and response as defined in site-wide and local area documentation. 

Job Description

  • Directly supervises employees in the specialty chemicals manufacturing setting.
  • Analyzes production to estimate worker hours and create production schedules that meet both internal and external needs.
  • Conducts off shift/last minute call-ins for coverage and ensures payroll accuracy within work hour tracking system.
  • Responsible for start-up, shutdown and normal process operation to include manual operation of the process using field controls.
  • Assure regulatory compliance, including environmental and process safety, and a safe workplace for all employees.  Address hazards, deviations, and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Facilitates team root cause analysis (RCA) and carries out initial incident investigations.
  • Directs response to emergency situations to include emergency shutdown procedures.
  • Coaches and counsels operations personnel in the assignment of duties.
  • Conduct regular area tours and shift meetings to engage each team member and address performance issues.
  • Interfaces with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met.
  • Inspects and measures product to verify conformance to specifications. Utilizes quality control system, SPC and response charts to implement corrective actions in a timely manner.
  • Directs workers in adjusting equipment and processes to correct products which fail to meet quality standards.
  • Assesses team capability and coordinates/fulfills team training requirements
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Interprets various sets of data and determines how to resolve/troubleshoot complex equipment/systems
  • Maintain housekeeping standards (5S) by performing requisite audits.
  • Complete all regulatory testing and conduct safety meetings for operations personnel as required.
  • Enter SAP notifications as required for maintenance and indentifies/facilitates required work permits (Zero Energy, Line Break, etc.) including ‘redlining’ of such documents.
  • Verifies that maintenance work has been completed and closes out corresponding work orders.
  • Inform operations personnel of planned maintenance by action as a liaison between maintenance and operations through effective communication.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Analyzes and resolves production issues to include enforcing labor relation's policies and resolving grievances.
  • Maintains time and production records; including daily shift reports clearly communicating performance/issues.


Required Skills

  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Change management
  • Customer service
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Delegation
  • Planning/Organization
  • Analytical
  • Professionalism

Required Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • 5+ year’s supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shift work to include both day and night.
  • Demonstrated experience with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work.
  • Previous experience with performance appraisal performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and conflict resolution.


  • Preferred Experience
    • Proficient in MS Office.
    • BS in Engineering preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to act in a safe manner and teach employees on safety standards.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability to direct and motivate employees



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.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore