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Technician Specialist

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

Grace is seeking a Technician Specialist to join our R&D team! This role reports to the R&D Lab Supervisor and the role is located at Columbia, MD. This position is for an entry level Technician Specialist to work in the warehouse, operations and polymer processing areas. 


  • Foster a safety-centric culture, fully engaging in all aspects of corporate and work group specific safety initiatives
  • Warehouse Operations
    •  Receive incoming shipments and notify recipients
    • Operate a narrow aisle forklift and pallet jack to store, retrieve and move drums / samples for project work
    • Record and report sample locations for inventory purposes
  • Formulations
    • Prepare resin samples for extrusion by blending with solid and liquid additives
    • Repackage and distribute samples for analysis
  • Perform routine maintenance on laboratory and processing instrumentation an equipment
  • Demonstrate a culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement
  • Maintain good housekeeping in all work areas

Required Qualifications

  • High school education or equivalent with two years of college level course work in related field (science and math)
  • Will typically have at least 2-4 years related technical experience
  • Must be willing to wear PPE including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, and hearing protection

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment is a plus
  • Familiarity with office-based computer software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to work as a team with a dynamic group of co-workers 
  • Forklift certified or willingness to train
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently according to priorities with minimal daily supervision

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a laboratory environment with highly hazardous materials
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft.
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility with highly hazardous materials


  • 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



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.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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