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Production Operator

Date: Jan 16, 2023

Location: Chicago 71st, IL, US, 60629

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20910 

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 Production Operator ensures a safe work environment, handles, stores, and transports chemical materials, operates, monitors, and controls continuous batch processes.


  • Responsible for knowing the equipment and the batch process operation both manual and automatic
  • Use field controls and PLC's, and troubleshoot the process
  • Provide routine minor maintenance to process equipment and instrumentation
  • Sample and analyze plant material to maintain quality standards and take corrective action as needed
  • Respond to emergency situations, including emergency shutdown; complete plant data sheets, environmental reports, inventory sheets, forklift inspection reports, etc. as requested, and housekeeping
  • Consistently completes operator standard work in a timely manner and takes accountability for actions
  • Possess strong problem-solving capabilities and asks for help from leadership when needed
  • Maintain a safe work environment by wearing the correct PPE and adhering to all safety policies

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have manufacturing experience, preferably in the chemical industry
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Strong reading, math and communication  skills
  • Forklift certification
  • Must have ability to to enter into tight, high, or difficult spaces

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