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Technician Specialist

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 19469 

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

This Technician Specialist is responsible for safely and efficiently performing pilot plant experiments in support of specific product lines at the Process Innovation Center (PIC). This role is essential to scale-up and develop new products and processes, provide step-out productivity through new technology exploration, provide manufacturing support, support product market development, and support capacity expansion and capital projects.

Duties and Responsibilities include:  

  • Working under the broad guidelines set by the supervisor, is responsible for proper selection, set-up, and adjustment of experimental materials and equipment – operate and maintain all lab/pilot plant equipment in specific product line, recognize deviation from usual equipment operation and make necessary adjustments, input data into computer
  • May perform technical service support or new product development by providing limited manufacturing support during trials or generation of non-standard samples for testing
  • Record results of experiments, organize data, perform basic computations, prepare reports and analyses using standard procedures and guidelines
  • Maintain verbal communication with supervisor on a regular basis to communicate work progress, challenges, safety concerns and provide other pertinent feedback
  • Input maintenance notifications for repairs or improvements; identify and facilitate required work permits; ensure equipment is ready for maintenance work
  • Responsible for knowing a variety of equipment and process operations, manual and auto
  • Active participation in safety programs, along with the ability to maintain a safe and orderly workplace. Participate in process safety and hazard reviews, including SWAs, JSAs, CLS permits, PHAs, MOCs, RCCAs, PSSRs, incident reporting, etc.
  • Assist in development of technically oriented materials and documents
  • Complete all applicable training and certification tests, including Critical Life Safety
  • Must work safely with various hazardous chemicals, organics, and air sensitive materials
  • Comply with all applicable environmental, health, safety, and process safety standards and procedures.  Report hazards, deviations, and incidents in a timely manner
  • Perform all other duties/assignments and assume other responsibilities, as required

Required Skills

  • Self-directed and able to work independently and collaboratively according to priorities
  • Must maintain a professional and positive attitude with internal and external colleagues with strong communication skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude for equipment set-up and minor troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Ability to navigate and utilize complex computer software. Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and Minitab
  • Must adhere to the highest safety standards and occasionally lead safety initiatives
  • Must regularly lift/move up to 10 lbs, frequently lift/move up to 25 lbs, occasionally lift/move up to 50 lbs with assistance

Required Experience

  • High School diploma
  • 5+ years of relevant laboratory, manufacturing, or skilled trade experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree or two years of college with course work in chemistry, engineering and math

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore