Sr Process Technology Engineer

Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 23165

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

Grace is seeking a Senior Process Technology Engineer to join our Process Technology, MT team! This role reports to Director Process Technology, MT and is located at the Curtis Bay Process Innovation Center. 

The primary function of this position is to develop and scale-up new or improved manufacturing processes to support the growth and productivity objectives of the Materials Technologies product line. 


⦁    Project planning and execution to drive projects from concept to commercialization, including startup and successful transfer to manufacturing. 
⦁    Apply sound engineering principles, rigor, and manufacturing experience to:

1.    Ensure safe, environmentally responsible processes are transferred to production.

2.    Solve chemical and process engineering problems related to new product and new manufacturing process concepts.

3.    Identify critical process parameters and develop functional FMEA, Cause and Effect Relationships and Critical to Quality Process Control Plan.

4.    Carry out experiments to determine the effect of processing variables on product properties and performance.

5.    Lead productivity projects in the manufacturing environment to improve quality, lower cost and increase rates.

6.    Troubleshoot new and existing plant processes.

7.    Provide necessary technical support for Process Design

8.    Identify applicable state of the art instrumentation, equipment, and alternate process technology to upgrade the capability of manufacturing processes.

⦁    Collaborate effectively with Research, Manufacturing, and Engineering for the introduction of new products and new plant capabilities, in global multicultural team environment.
⦁    Communicate projects updates, progress, risks, options, barriers, and recommendations, effectively to technical and non-technical audience.

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft.
  • Must be willing to wear PPE (Personal Protective equipment) including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, Level A suit, full face respirator
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility with highly hazardous materials

Required Qualifications

⦁    BS, preferably MS, PhD in Chemical Engineering or Chemical Technology.
⦁    10+ years’ experience in chemical manufacturing in the areas of operations, process development, scale up or productivity improvements.
⦁    Experience with commercial scale chemical reaction, washing, drying, milling, classification unit operations is required.
⦁    Lean Six sigma trained with demonstrated ability to utilize statistical techniques.
⦁    Must be able to travel when and as required by the business needs (travel anticipated 30%, with international travel.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven ability to work safely in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing environment.
  • 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.
  • 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, including vendor and supplier interaction, and ability to successfully handle multiple projects using self-directed work management style.
  • Ability to work in cross functional team (Marketing, R&D, Manufacturing, Process Design, 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 (salaried only)
Tuition Reimbursement
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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.


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