EHS Manager

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: East Chicago, IN, US, 46312

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22366 

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


Grace is hiring an EHS Manager at our East Chicago (Indiana) manufacturing site. The EHS Manager will support all EHS functions at the facility.  In conjunction with the Regional EHS Manager, the EHS Manager will be responsible for planning, implementing, and enforcing the organization's Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) policies and procedures.


The Grace East Chicago site has 50 employees and manufactures sodium silicate solutions and colloidal silica for applications ranging from metals casting to semiconductor polishing.



  • Evaluate and improve EHS processes and protocol to ensure efficiency and compliance.
  • Conduct Incident Investigations and drive employee participation
  • Participate in Compliance Audits, Emergency Planning and Response, and Training of employees.
  • Ensures alignment with Corporate EHS initiatives and objectives. Maintains close communications with Corporate EHS for collaboration and guidance as required.
  • Manages communication with all local, state and government regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees and manages Title V Permit Process
  • Ensures all environmental compliance and permitting are current.
  • Administer safety training programs including providing direction and continuous improvement to meet safety, environmental and operational training requirements.
  • Administer health and industrial hygiene programs (health screening, hearing exams, IH monitoring).
  • Manages EHS Tracking system; finds areas for improvement and includes other EHSS programs as needed; tracks corrective actions and works with supervision on timely closure.
  • Tracks EHS&S data to find areas of improvement and implement actions accordingly.
  • Identifies, interprets and reviews EHS&S legal and other requirements and implements programs/procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Works to ensure the mechanical integrity of the fire safety system and plant infrastructure

Minimum Qualifications


  • B.S. Degree related to engineering, science, health and safety
  • 5+ years’ experience performing EHS&S within a manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications


  • 10 + EHS experience is ideal
  • Experience in chemical plant manufacturing, waste water, and Clean Air Act compliance


  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago