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Process Technology Engineer

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Baton Rouge, LA, US, 70805

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

Grace Baton Rouge is currently seeking a Process Technology Engineer to provide process design/development and technical support for existing processes. This person will report to the site Senior Manager of Process Technology. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and lead projects to increase plant productivity, decrease production costs, and improve overall EHS performance
  • Provide technical support primarily to the Baton Rouge site, with potential assignments involving various other Grace sites (Orangeburg SC, Albany OR, Yeosu, South Korea, Tyrone PA, etc.)
  • Provide process design leadership (scope development, material and energy balances, P&ID and PFD development, Process Hazard Analysis coordination, detailed design, commissioning and startup) for mid-scale ($100K - $5M) capital projects
  • Communicate projects updates, progress, risks, options, barriers and recommendations, effectively to technical and non-technical audience
  • Apply sound engineering principles and manufacturing experience to ensure safe, environmentally responsible processes are transferred to production

Required Skills

  • Practical knowledge concerning design and operation of common chemical process equipment
  • Extensive knowledge of piping and chemical process design standards, Process and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) methodology, and Process Safety Management (PSM) principles
  • Self-directed with the ability to develop productivity projects based on close analyses of operating units
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to lead large multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong bias for action with a natural curiosity and ability to learn

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field; or high school diploma and equivalent experience leading projects/programs in the chemical manufacturing industry
  • Experience with specialty chemical processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Batch operations experience
  • Basic knowledge of Distributed Control Systems
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodology
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a chemical manufacturing plant


Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge