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Technician Specialist

Date: Dec 3, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 19570 

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 Analytical Services Center is at the heart of analytical chemistry for W. R. Grace. The lab handles over 7,000 tests per week across 4 product lines and a customer profile spanning the entire globe. The team of 40 works with instrumentation and methods that push the boundaries of efficiency and quality all with a strong, diligent focus to safety. The skills and experiences from the lab provide the framework for an endless set of growth opportunities within Grace including in quality, operations and R&D. Jumpstart your chemistry journey at the Analytical Services Center at W. R. Grace.  

Critical duties and responsibilities include:  

  • Performing chemical analyses and scientific tests with priority on safety. Job provides great learning experience around lab safety. Focus and priority is on Critical Life Safety policies.
  • Learn about new analytical instruments and methods used for analyzing various materials made in a high paced manufacturing environment. Understand the use of the materials and drive improvements in quality, efficiency and safety while conducting the analyses.
  • Build experience in documenting experimental results, organizing data and utilizing software tools including Microsoft tools and Minitab for analyzing and reporting on instrument capabilities and method improvements.  
  • Establish mechanical acumen working with high precision laboratory equipment including maintaining and repairing the instruments.  
  • Review and respond directly to customer queries about sample status and methods. 
  • Allow the creative juices to flow with continuous improvement mindset and relentless focus on operational excellence. 
  • Participate and support in internal and external audits as necessary. 
  • Performs all other duties and assumes other responsibilities, as required. 

Required Skills

  • Strong safety focus.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills with knowledge in basic advanced 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 basic intermediate skills in an analytical or scientific method or operational process.
  • Displays strong Grace leadership behaviors.

Required Experience

  • B.S. or higher in Chemistry or related scientific fields required.
  • Willing to work different shifts is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in laboratory environment preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with a production manufacturing environment.

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore