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Process Quality Engineer

Date: Jul 5, 2019

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3147 

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 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Process Quality Engineer will drive continuous improvement in the technology driven quality objectives across Grace manufacturing sites through systematic, pre-emptive analysis and improvement in process capabilities. The position will specifically own investigations of critical quality deviations arising from process excursions or analytical variations to understand root causes and ensure implementation of corrective actions at the respective manufacturing sites.

The Process Quality Engineer will report directly to the Process Quality Leader for W. R. Grace

Major Responsibilities

Implements technology based analysis as appropriate (e.g., Kaizen, Six Sigma) to raise the performance of the company’s product lines in terms of process and analytical capabilities.

  1. Facilitates regular reviews of current process capabilities for Grace products prioritized based on risk and opportunities using Six sigma tools. Drive action from the reviews for continuous improvement including updates to CTQs and Control Plans.
  2. Lead root cause investigations around significant process quality variations including analysis of process capabilities and analytical variations. Support existing quality teams at local sites as necessary to ensure appropriate verification and resolution.
  3. Work closely with Product Line process technology teams to leverage product line expertise in defining risks and opportunities to achieving improvements in process quality.
  4. Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
  5. Promote and execute quality standards, inspection processes, quality plans, documents and reports.
Required Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient as a Facilitative leader
  • Strong interpersonal skills needed to manage and collaborate with internal resources
  • Ability to manage complex projects across many facilities and functions
  • Creative problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
Required Experience
  • 5+ years industrial technical experience in operations roles
  • Engineering Degree: Chemical Engineering
  • Six Sigma black-belt training required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage quality improvement initiatives from identification to sustainable manufacturing process implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to network effectively within the business unit and to stakeholders and collaborators outside the team
  • Up to 30% travel including international will be required

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.


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