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Process Engineer

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37406

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21728 

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.  The site is currently accepting resumes for a Process Engineer.


The Process Engineer will have responsibility for improving plant processes, which include Raney, Chemical Catalysts, DESOX, Rare Earth-FCC, Rare Earth-Merchant, and DeSox. Provide engineering support for maintenance, EH&S, and quality improvements. Supervises capital projects and contractor workforces associated with these projects.



Key Responsibilities; 


  • Process and quality support and troubleshooting for plant processes. ISO QC follow-up and support.  Assist in Mechanical Integrity effort
  • BFD, PFD, Mass & Energy Balance & P&ID preparation and updates for new and existing processes. Engineering, estimating, bidding and supervising capital projects
  • Conduct hazard reviews, PSSRs using OSHA PSM guidelines and follow-up. Assist in Mechanical Integrity effort
  • Lean six sigma knowledge and experience – Green Belt preferred
  • Able to use DCS and obtain data as needed to support above tasks
  • Has financial responsibility for capital projects assigned to them as project manager 

Required Qualifications

  • Aptitude and experience in distributive control systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills at all levels within the organization
  • Adept at training others
  • Able to distill complex information and present clearly
  • Organized and detail oriented, particularly with regard to maintaining records
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products and SAP.
  • Ability to work safely in a chemical plant environment and work with / on typical chemical process equipment

Required Education/Experience

  • BS in Chemical Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in a chemical processing plant

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: Chattanooga