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Sr Process Technology Engineer

Date: Mar 21, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

 

Requisition ID: 6557

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

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 Advanced Refining Technologies product line, a Grace-Chevron joint venture focused on hydroprocessing catalysts.  

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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:
    • 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 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.
  • Identify applicable state-of-the-art instrumentation, equipment, and alternate process technology to upgrade the capability of ART manufacturing processes.
  • Collaborate effectively with the R&D, Manufacturing, and Engineering teams for the introduction of new products and new plan.
  • Communicate projects updates, progress, risks, options, barriers and recommendations, effectively to technical and non-technical audience.
  • The role will require periodic travel to ART plants and toller facilities for project discussions and execution.

Required Skills

  • Proven ability to work safely in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing environments.
  • 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, ability to successfully handle multiple projects using self directed work management style.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, scale-up, improve, troubleshoot and transfer new processes to manufacturing.

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree: MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Material Science
  • Minimum 3+ yrs. of experience in process development or manufacturing in chemical process industry
  • Lean Six sigma- Green belt trained with demonstrated ability to utilize statistical technique

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with commercial scale chemical reactions, washing, drying, extrusion, milling unit operations
  • Direct experience with alumina, hydroprocessing catalysts, zeolites or related inorganic materials

 

 

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.


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