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Sr Technician Specialist

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Chicago 71st, IL, US, 60629

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 19347 

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

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Prepares catalysts and related intermediates for testing and analysis in laboratory and pilot plant environments
  • Completes non-standard chemical analysis and utilizes analytical tools to characterize samples, including mass spectrometry, porosimetry and rheology
  • Has full proficiency in a range of technical processes or procedures (or deep skills in a single area) through job-related training and considerable work experience
  • Completes a variety of atypical assignments
  • Works within defined technical processes and procedures or methodologies and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Reports and presents information/materials within discipline
  • Trains junior staff
  • Conducts lab or pilot plant tours
  • Maintains equipment via calibrations, standards and routine maintenance
  • Collects and manages data and documents experiments in notebooks
  • Responsible and held accountable for compliance with all Critical Life Safety Policies, Environmental, Health and Safety training, policies and procedures
  • Actively participates in group and site safety programs

Required Skills

  • B.S. in chemistry or 5 years relevant experience for a B.S. in a non-chemistry discipline
  • Strong safety skills
  • In-depth knowledge of laboratory skills and notebook writing skills
  • Occasional lifting and manipulation of bags, samples, and other objects up to 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience producing catalysts in laboratory and pilot-scale environments

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