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Sr. Chemist

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

WR Grace is a leading Manufacturer of Specialty Chemicals and is seeking a Sr. Chemist for the Analytical Services Center at our Baltimore/Curtis Bay, MD Plant. 


  • Supervises and develops a team of 5-10 technicians; may also have indirect reports.
  • Performs chemical analyses and scientific tests using both routine and special techniques in compliance with all safety standards.
  • Responsible and held accountable for compliance with all Critical Life Safety Policies, Environmental, Health and Safety training, policies and procedures.
  • Active leadership in multiple safety programs, along with the ability to work safely and maintain a clean and orderly lab environment
  • Collects, analyzes and processes laboratory samples.
  • Records results of tests, organizes data, performs basic advanced computations, and prepares reports and analyses using standard procedures and guidelines.
  • Installs, operates, maintains and repairs laboratory test equipment, apparatus, systems and supplies. Provides technical support to customers as applicable by lab area.
  • Demonstrates a culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure analytical data and services meet internal and external customer needs and expectations, including customer visits and audits.
  • Developing a multi-discipline team to support the ASC
  • Makes a significant contribution to the development of the ASC with a focus on efficiency and continuous improvement. 
  • Supports a cadence of Best Practices shared among sister sites. 

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. or higher in Chemistry or related scientific fields require
  • Prior experience in laboratory environment required.
  • Will typically have at least 3-6 years related technical experience
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a laboratory environment required
  • Cross functional technical expertise in laboratory environment required
  • Work with a cross-functional team to deliver method updates and improvements through Management of Change.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong safety focus. Holds safety as a top priority while working in a team setting.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills with advanced knowledge in chemistry, math, and computers.
  • Familiarity with computer programs such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Minitab. Self-direction and the ability to work according to priorities are necessary.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills along with computer experience are important. 
  • Has intermediate to advanced skills in an analytical or scientific method or operational process.
  • Displays strong Grace leadership behaviors.
  • Results-focused with strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrates consistent commitment and driving improvement to KPI’s
  • Demonstrates solid understanding of cross functional laboratory techniques



  • 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

Other Compensation

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore