Digital Product Lead, Maintenance & Reliability

Date: Jun 18, 2024

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22883 

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 seeking a Digital Product Lead – Maintenance & Reliability to join our Digital Manufacturing team! This role reports to Director of Digital Manufacturing location at Columbia, MD. 

Grace is embarking on a multi-year digital transformation of the manufacturing network introducing wireless and mobile technologies to the front line of chemical operations. We are looking for a Product Lead to define, develop, and implement the technology roadmap focused on our maintenance & reliability processes. The person will work closely with EH&S, Manufacturing Center of Excellence, IT, and the front line maintenance & reliability technicians to deliver value through a predictive, prescriptive, and mobile technologies. 


  • Responsible for creating, executing, and maintaining digital product roadmaps that drive improvements in our maintenance & reliability processes. 
  • Set ambitious and clear product vision and communicate it effectively to stakeholders and the team. 
  • Understands the core maintenance & reliability processes at the sites and how digital technologies can support and improve standardized, lean execution.
  • Works closely with the maintenance excellence team to champion the digital transformation towards prescriptive maintenance by visiting sites and actively engaging with the front line workforce. 
  • Apply technical and organizational skills to drive plant level continuous improvement programs focused on the maintenance & reliability technician user experience targeting specific leading and lagging KPIs. 
  • Plays an active role in leading validation and verification processes and developing testing programs.
  • Works closely with the Digital Project Manager to deliver on schedules and budgets while adhering to roadmap features and benefits. 
  • Responsible for communicating and partnering across key counterparts and stakeholders within the manufacturing site, regional leadership, IT, procurement, and the Manufacturing Center of Excellence 
  • Serves as a global resource and champion of Industry 4.0 initiatives across the company by removing roadblocks while staying focused on elements within the roadmap. 
  • Take responsibility for technical decisions around product selection. Work closely with users, IT, and procurement to ensure collaboration for optimal product selection that Priodrive maximum ROI. 

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial)
  • Minimum of 10 years working in manufacturing with at least 3 years on the production floor. 
  • At least 3 years’ experience with SAP PM in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Comfortable straddling the space between IT and OT, representing the combined state for manufacturing excellence.
  • Strong interpersonal skills needed to manage and collaborate with multiple internal resources within the Grace organization and external resources, including management of vendor relationships.
  • Ability to travel globally up to 50%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with maintenance mobility solutions.
  • Prior experience in digital transformation in a corporate role. 
  • Prior experience with IoT technology integration for maintenance & reliability programs.


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


Other Compensation

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore