Manufacturing Technology Manager - UNIPOL Polypropylene

Date: Apr 18, 2024

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044 Baton Rouge, LA, US, 70805 Memphis, TN, US, 70508 Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665 South Haven, MI, US, 49090 Houston, TX, US, 77026 Pasadena, TX, US, 77507 Freeport, TX, US, 77541

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22863 

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 Manufacturing Technology Manager is a remote position reporting to the Manufacturing & Commissioning Leader is responsible for leading the manufacturing support for existing and new licensees in the design and construction phase through plant start up and continuing to provide ongoing support post start up.  


Major responsibilities include: 

  • Lead the manufacturing support for the plants in operation.
  • Serve on various Customer Teams which are responsible for the development and implementation of technical support for existing and new licensees. 
  • Participate in Engineering and Construction reviews for new plants.
  • Organize the Manufacturing Training for client personnel.
  • Assemble the start-up teams for new plants and coordinates/participates in the pre-commissioning, commissioning, and start-up activities.
  • Lead warranty run efforts. 
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts.
  • Lead the manufacturing support effort for introducing new technologies into existing plants. 
  • Take the process lead role in organizing and executing techX conferences with licensees and in the handling of any follow-up action items.
  • Take a lead role in organizing and executing the annual onsite Technical Assistance Meetings with licensees.
  • 40% travel

Required Qualifications

  • At least 8 years’ experience in UNIPOL® PP process in manufacturing, technology, or process engineering
  • Experience in leading technical teams
  • Work in multidisciplinary, international teams
  • BS engineering (preferably Chemical Engineering)
  • One Grace Competencies.
  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including international business and cultural sensitivity.
  • Problem solving
  • Lead by example
  • Organize and lead multiple simultaneous projects with widely varying objectives.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with persons of various occupational backgrounds, including operations, maintenance, engineering, marketing, legal, and management.
  • Process, operation, equipment troubleshooting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in PP manufacturing process
  • Keep abreast of industry advancements, propose appropriate advancements for inclusion in our offerings, champion continuous improvement.


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
U.S. Employee Benefits Summary ( 


Compensation Data

This position will pay $166,000-184,500 with annual target bonus of 16%.

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: Baltimore