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Chemical and Warehouse Operator

Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Curtis Bay, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 3519

Grace is 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 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

All employees at the Curtis Bay Site have environmental, health and safety roles and responsibilities and are accountable for achieving compliance with our EHS Policy including emergency preparedness and response as defined in site-wide and local area documentation. Employees are responsible for knowing the basic equipment and process operation; handle, store, and transport chemical material(s); operate, monitor, and control continuous and batch processes; troubleshoot the process; provide routine minor maintenance to process equipment and instrumentation; sample and analyze plant material; maintain quality standards and take corrective action as needed; and housekeeping. Operator will be required to work a rotating shift schedule, and work overtime and holidays as production demands dictate. Personal Protective Equipment must be worn in the area.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other equivalent skill duties may be assigned.

  • Comply with all plant environmental, health, safety, and process safety standards and procedures.  Report hazards, deviations, and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Respond to emergency situations, including emergency shutdowns.
  • Foster a team environment to ensure efficiency, productivity and profitability within their scope of control.
  • Perform solution make ups.
  • Receive all raw materials.
  • Obtain silo measurements and utility readings.
  • Monitor transfer systems including transfer to process silos.
  • Assist other Operators as required.
  • Clean out equipment as required for grade changes.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Communicate job status to incoming relief.
  • Troubleshoot process and equipment problems.
  • Report/record mechanical/process problems.
  • Operate the process using field controls.
  • Sample, control, and maintain plant quality through SPC, plant instrumentation, and
  • Interacting with the GLIMS system.
  • Operate forklift.
  • Material movement. (Loading/unloading trucks, staging, etc...)
  • Complete plant data sheets, environmental emission reports, inventory sheets, forklift
  • Inspection reports, eyewash and shower inspections, hose inspections, etc., as required.
  • Perform required housekeeping and maintain orderliness.
  • Complete all regulatory testing and attend safety meetings as required.

Required Skills


Employee must successfully complete all applicable Operator Assessment test and plant training requirements.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee is required to sit, climb, or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must navigate stairs and/or ladders.  The employee must lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and lift and/or move greater than 55 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, and may be exposed to toxic (including high and low pH) and/or flammable materials.  The employee is exposed to extreme temperatures within the working environment, including outside weather conditions.  The employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; potential fumes or airborne particulates; potential risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The noise level in the workplace may be loud.

Required Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1 year of relevant work experieince in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Forklift license preferred



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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