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Production Engineer

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: East Chicago, IN, US, 46312

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21668 

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 a Production Engineer, who will report to the Operations Manager and be responsible for improving plant processes, and provide engineering support for maintenance, EH&S, and quality improvements.  As a Production Engineer you will supervise capital projects and contractor projects. 


  • Develops and drives operational plans to ensure high quality product is produced, to maximize production rates, and to improve production yield. 
  • Manages production yield, rate, & quality performance data and improves product recipes and control plans.
  • Troubleshoots process/production and EHS issues.
  • Maintains accuracy of SOPs.
  • Supports new product trials.
  • Leads/Manages quality, process, and productivity projects.
  • Supports site RCAs and conducts near miss and incident investigations.
  • Follows the MOC process, conducts PHAs, and participates in PSSRs.

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering or another engineering discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years engineering experience with a chemical manufacturing plant
  • Experience working with silica manufacturing

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