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Facilities Manager

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

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 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We are in search of a Facilities Manager who will report to our Site Operations Leader in our Lake Charles plant. This person will be accountable for leading and managing the Lake Charles site facilities areas, ensuring safe  operation, effectiveness of critical equipment, and maintaining/improving facilities  infrastructure. Primary responsibilities for this position include:


  • EHS leader for all facilities operations, making sure all procedures and policies are followed for safe operation of equipment and safe job performance by facilities and shift maintenance personnel.
  • Leads the facilities teams to ensure the area equipment meet EHS, quality, and operating parameter requirements.
  • Drives area schedule commitment and weekly schedule commitment meetings to ensure needed work is performed in facilities to support the site priorities.
  • Ensures the accuracy and reports on Daily and Weekly operating KPIs.
  • Promotes the development of a continuous improvement culture, including Six Sigma and Lean tools such as 5S.
  • Participates in the development of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP); updates, forecasts,  and continuously reviews the plan compliance with respect to the established budget.     
  • Drives and develops 3-5 year capital plan for facilities area.
  • Ensures the accurate accounting close for month end reporting.
  • Investigates and explains manufacturing variances that deviate from the plan such as utilities and fixed cost.
  • Manages the engagement, performance, and development of their staff, including recognition efforts and performance management as required.
  • Supervises the site shift maintenance personnel.  Ensures they follow all EHS policies and perform scheduled and unplanned work as defined by the LC Maintenance programs.
  • Drive continuous improvement in facilities equipment and operating efficiencies and eliminating leakage.
  • Oversees and provides guidance for safety, environmental and PSM compliance of multiple operating units during back shifts.
  • Provides assistance with downtime events in operating areas during back shifts, helping to determine and execute corrective actions in timely manner.  Follows plant escalation process to ensure proper resources are utilized for resolutions needed.
  • Monitors and manages site utility consumption; maintains necessary communication with plant personnel to adjust usage as needed.
  • Directs and/or participates in all required PSM programs for facilities operation.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or degree in industrial technology field with a minimum of 10 years experience in petro-chemical plants OR 15+ years of experience in petro-chemical plants.
  • A minimum of 5 years leadership/management experience.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles