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Production Manager

Date: Feb 26, 2019

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37406

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 2972

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

  • Manages the Production and Warehouse operations for Rare Earth Chemicals, Raney Catalyst and Specialty Chemicals in a safe and cost effective manner
  • Manages leadership team to insure support and implementation of all Company policies with special emphasis on Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Participates in the preparation of annual Production and Warehouse operating budgets, site capital budgets based on sales forecasts with appropriate consideration to direct manufacturing costs. Six Sigma Cost Reduction and Cost Control Project Leader
  • Participates in development of short and long-term Chattanooga operating plans, schedules, resource requirements, equipment selections and plant policy developments
  • Instructs, trains and counsels subordinates in matters relating to new and existing plant processes and procedures. Insures Company policies are fairly and impartially enforced
  • Promotes Union / Management relationship and participates in various meetings concerning grievances, arbitrations, labor contract negotiations and quality of work life
  • Works with vendors regarding quality and costs of raw materials and supplies
  • Serves on plant Quality Council and works with all departments to maintain ISO certification

Required Skills

  • Ability to communicate throughout all levels of the organization

Required Experience

  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering with at least 5 years in a management position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten years chemical manufacturing experience with at least 5 years in a management position.



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