EHS Manager

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Chicago 71st, IL, US, 60629

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22461 

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


Grace is hiring an EHS Manager at our Chicago 71st Street manufacturing site. The EHS Manager will support all EHS functions at the facility. In conjunction with the Regional EHSS Manager, the EHS Manager will be responsible for planning, implementing, and enforcing the organization's Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) policies and procedures.


The Grace Chicago 71st Street site has approximately 100 employees and manufactures catalysts used in the refining industry.



  • Evaluate and improve EHS processes and protocol to ensure efficiency and compliance.
  • Conduct incident investigations and drive employee participation
  • Participate in compliance audits, emergency planning and response activities, and training of employees.
  • Ensures alignment with corporate EHS initiatives and objectives. Maintains close communications with Corporate EHS for collaboration and guidance as required.
  • Manages communication with all local, state and government regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees and manages compliance with site’s Title V and wastewater permits
  • Prepares and submits EHS compliance reports, and ensures they are accurate and submitted on time.
  • Administer safety training programs including providing direction and continuous improvement to meet safety, environmental and operational training requirements.
  • Administer health and industrial hygiene programs (health screening, hearing exams, IH monitoring).
  • Manages EHS Tracking system; finds areas for improvement and includes other EHSS programs as needed; tracks corrective actions and works with supervision on timely closure.
  • Tracks EHSS data to find areas of improvement and implement actions accordingly.
  • Identifies, interprets and reviews EHSS legal and other requirements and implements programs/procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Works to ensure the mechanical integrity of the fire safety system and plant infrastructure

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • 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
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility with highly hazardous materials
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a laboratory environment with highly hazardous materials

Required Qualifications


  • B.S. degree related to engineering, science, and/or health and safety
  • 5+ years' experience performing EHSS within a manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications


  • 10 + years of EHS experience is ideal
  • Experience with chemical manufacturing plants; complying with Clean Air Act, OSHA, hazardous waste and wastewater regulations


  • 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

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: Chicago