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EC-Chemical Operator Level 1

Date: Jun 7, 2022

Location: East Chicago, IN, US, 46312

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20670 

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

All employees at the GRACE East Chicago plant have environmental, health and safety (EHS) roles and responsibilities and are accountable for achieving compliance with our EHS Policy. The Operator will be required to work a rotating shift schedule, and work overtime and holidays as production demands dictate. Employee must successfully complete all applicable Operator Assessments and plant training requirements.


  • Employees are responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Knowing the equipment and process operation to handle, store, and transport chemical material.

  • Operate, monitor, and control continuous and batch processes.

  • Manual and auto operation of the process, using field controls and PLC’s, and 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.

  • Respond to emergency situations, including emergency shutdown.

  • Complete plant data sheets, environmental reports, inventory sheets, forklift inspection reports, etc. as requested.

  • Package drums/totes and load tank wagons and box trucks.

  • Housekeeping.

Required Qualifications

  • Manufacturing experience, preferably in the chemical industry along with a current or recent forklift certification
  • Strong reading, math and technical skills, and the ability to qualify on various processes and equipment in a dynamic and complex chemical manufacturing environment
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills 

Preferred Qualifications

Additional technical training or Associates Degree 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.

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago