Process Technology Engineer

Date: Sep 21, 2023

Location: Baton Rouge, LA, US, 70805

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22179 

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

We’re hiring a Process Technology Engineer to join our Specialty Catalyst Process Technology team at our Baton Rouge, LA manufacturing site to provide scale-up and technical support for product development and commercialization. This position will focus on supporting the optimization and cost-savings efforts and leverage a candidates strong technical foundation and fundamental principles to solve complex problems. 


  • Ability to work safely in an industrial atmosphere and adopt a strong safety culture
  • Develop and implement projects to increase plant productivity, decrease production costs, and improve overall Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) performance
  • Work closely with process chemists to drive continuous improvement
  • Provide support for production campaigns by conducting appropriate Process Hazards Analysis, compilation of technical documentation, and direct unit support
  • Own commercialization process by completing technology transfers to drive products to routine operation
  • Assist in troubleshooting requests from manufacturing team in support of commercial products
  • Lead start-up and commissioning efforts or, as assigned, on larger projects

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft.
  • Must be willing to wear PPE (Personal Protective equipment) including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, Level A suit, full face respirator
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility with highly hazardous materials

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience, or applicable internship/co-op experience
  • Effective time management skills and detail-oriented
  • High initiative and ability to learn
  • Self-motivated and independent worker with willingness and ability to also perform in a team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills at all levels within the organization


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Sig Sigma Certification or Basic statistical skills
  • Experience with Minitab or other statistical software


  • 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

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Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge