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Date: Apr 11, 2019

Location: Baton Rouge, LA, US, 70805

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3304 

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

Grace Baton Rouge is currently seeking a Research and Technology Engineer to provide scale-up and technical support for new product development, commercialization, and troubleshooting in Polymer Catalyst Components.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with chemists, other chemical engineers, and site leaders to develop robust, efficient, and safe processes for new products.
  • Prepare for pilot plant production campaigns by conducting appropriate Process Hazards Analyses and Quality reviews
  • Day-to-day monitoring and optimization of production quality, costs, rates, and yields as well as summary documentation.
  • Develop and implement safety, environmental, and quality improvement projects.
  • Lead start-up and commissioning efforts on larger cost reduction or quality projects.
  • Assist in troubleshooting plant problems to support manufacturing group.

Required Skills

  • Desire to work in an operating unit frequently and a willingness to provide shift support.
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams.
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills.

Required Experience

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering.
  • Solid academic background with strong theoretical foundation in chemical engineering and chemistry.
  • Practical knowledge concerning design and operation of common process equipment such as pumps, blowers, heat exchangers, piping, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Batch operations experience
  • Basic use of statistical knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of Distributed Control Systems

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.

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge