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Senior Manufacturing Analyst

Date: Nov 14, 2022

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21155 

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


We're hiring a Senior Manufacturing Analyst, who will report to the Senior Metrics and Manufacturing Manager and be accountable for supporting the development, installation, and maintenance of improved global systems for measuring, tracking, and publishing the manufacturing metrics that drive opportunities for continuous improvement and ensuring defined targets and deviations are visible. The goal is to support of the COE with training, data, and system analysis to improve Grace’s efforts in Safety, Productivity, Maintenance, Reliability, and Quality.  This role will audit and ensure the systems are performing as designed and meeting the needs of the supported groups.


  • Provide data and options to support development of consensus in defining the Manufacturing Metrics and information required to enable Global to Unit manufacturing performance visibility.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and training of a system for capturing and analyzing manufacturing data to calculate standard metrics indicating the health of the Business down to the manufacturing unit.
  • Participate in the data validation and processing for metric score cards.
  • Provide visibility, document mapping and training regarding data and Metric calculations. 
  • Support in the rollout of the Maintenance and Reliability software integration with SAP.
  • Assist in the design and development of new Manufacturing metric reports. 
  • Provide training and support the implementation of the TapRoot cause analysis programs.
  • Provide training in use of the Metrics to Production to identify issues before they become emergencies.
  • Analyze Site performance data for risk trends or losses in fidelity.
  • Drive the use of data in developing strategic decisions by ensuring clear and accurate manufacturing data is available at all levels of need.
  • Provide Finance and other asset teams with key manufacturing data.
  • Performs data analysis to identify trends and enable data-driven business decisions.

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in an Engineering discipline or Finance
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably within a manufacturing environment
  • Highly organized with ability to manage time, resources, and people.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and metric development
  • Ability to convert raw data into usable information.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to link complex information and concepts ideas into actionable ideas that create value for Grace.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to different levels/functions.
  • Detail oriented and capable of managing and prioritizing multiple tasks.
  • Ability to learn quickly, take direction, and work independently and to use creative, collaborative, and consultative approaches to resolve issues.
  • Advanced expertise in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP, OE Suite, Team Guru and SharePoint
  • Experience in technical Training, such as software training



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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore