Sr Process Technology Engineer

Date: Dec 2, 2023

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22508 

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

The primary functions of this position are to develop and improve new and existing manufacturing processes, and to scale up new products to support the growth and productivity objectives of the Refining Technologies product line. 
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Provide Process Technology and manufacturing expertise to Global Operations 
  • Collaborate effectively with the R&D, Manufacturing, and Engineering teams for the introduction of new products and new plant process capabilities.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex manufacturing problems leveraging specific product line expertise.
  • Project planning and execution to drive projects from concept to commercialization, including start up 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 (CTQ) Process Control Plans
  • 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, Fungibility and Capital projects.
  • Identify applicable state of the art instrumentation, equipment, and alternate process technology to upgrade the capability of manufacturing processes.
  • Serve as a key process consultant to the technical and management staff of the product line including on trends and developments in specific area of expertise. 
  • Mentor junior professionals within FCC Process Technology and Operations organizations 
  • Communicate projects updates, progress, risks, options, barriers, and recommendations, effectively to technical and non-technical audience.

Required Qualifications

  • BS, MS, PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Material Science with a minimum of five years’ experience in a Manufacturing role with particular emphasis on the large volume production of catalysts, zeolites, or industries with similar unit operations. 
  • An established and well-respected technology leader with the proven ability to form strong working relationships across manufacturing sites.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to work safely in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Statistical techniques (DOE, Regression, Anova, SPC, Hypothesis Test, Process Capability Studies) for process development and process improvement.
  • Sound Project Management Skills, ability to successfully manage multiple projects using self-directed work management style.
  • Ability to lead and work in cross functional teams (R&D, Manufacturing, Process Design, Engineering, Pilot Plant) to drive project results.
  • Demonstrated 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.


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 
Tuition Reimbursement
Company Donation Match Program

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore