Master Craftsman

Date: Jul 8, 2024

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37406

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 23270

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 Chattanooga plant is a leading global supplier of catalysts and other products and services to petroleum refiners; catalysts for the manufacture of plastics; silica-based engineered and specialty materials for a wide-range of industrial applications; specialty chemicals, additives and materials for commercial and residential construction; and, sealants and coatings for food packaging.  We are currently accepting resumes for a Multi-Skilled Mechanic (Master Craftsman)


  • Ability to observe all safety rules and practices.
  • Preliminary function is to install, repair and maintain all plant, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control equipment. 
  • Tests and checks electrical and instrumentation and mechanical equipment using simple or complex instruments as necessary. 
  • install, repair and maintain plant electrical in voltages up to and including 600 V
  • Performs a variety of electrical and instrument work in routine upkeep and repair of production equipment.
  • Inspects, replaces, repairs, installs and performs lubrication, preventative and diagnostic service of all plant equipment. 
  • Instrument checks electrical circuits, equipment, etc., of all sizes.
  • Repairs, and replaces motors, etc., . Inspects, repairs, replaces and installs instrumentation in connection with plant facilities.
  • Capable of the maintenance and installation of pneumatic, electrical and electromechanical instrumentation connected with this facility.
  • Must be able to perform mechanical work necessary to operations indicated above.
  • Must be able to work from blueprints, drawings or verbal orders.
  • Required to maintain good housekeeping in the area in which work is performed.
  • Performs other temporary duties as requested within the bounds of specification by supervisor. 
  • In the interest of individual progress, development and advancement, candidate may be called upon to teach, instruct and advise others in lower job classifications.

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility with highly hazardous materials
  • Ability to work in a high hazard environment, including adverse weather conditions, elevated spaces, confined spaces, extreme temperatures, and noisy surroundings.
  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma (or GED) and 1-year Industrial Maintenance Mechatronics or equivalent degree required with 3.0 GPA
  • Five years manufacturing experience 

Preferred Qualifications

  • PLC experience preferred


  • Competitive Wages - Annual starting salary ~$67,300.00
  • Company provided uniforms and laundry
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Company Pension & 401k with company match
  • Eleven paid holidays



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.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga