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Production Operator

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: East Chicago, IN, US, 46312

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 3435

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

§Inputs maintenance work notifications, accounting for quality and completeness
§Acts as the POC for approving, coordinating, & scoping P1 maintenance work
§Ensures maintenance (including associated permits) is executed as planned
§Validates all completed maintenance work and TECO’s associated work orders
§Manages Team member disciplinary issues
§Assesses Team capability and coordinates Team training requirements accordingly
§Engages Team members actively and openly; validating the absence of Operator variability
§Coaches proper execution of commissioning, start-up, shut-down, & change-over operations
§Ensures safety, cleanliness, and general 5S of the Area
§Executes effective Grace Manufacturing System (GMS) shift level activities to ensure Team success
§Maintains shift reports & SIC boards to provide meeting inputs related to daily performance KPI’s
§Ensures proper troubleshooting is happening on the production floor
§Manages/prioritizes schedule breaks and changes to shift plans
§Ensures Operator accountability, coaching, & performance management
§Handles off-shift or last minute staffing concerns accordingly
§Supports/conducts safety programs, initiatives, improvements, audits, OIR’s, incident investigations, & Zero Energy Surveys

Required Skills

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or work experience equivalency in a manufacturing environment

    7-10 years of experience in petro- chemical manufacturing environment desirable

Preferred Qualifications



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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