Maintenance Engineer

Date: Nov 24, 2023

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22407 

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

We are in search of a Maintenance Engineer who will report to the Reliability Team Lead in our Lake Charles, LA plant. This person will be accountable for providing maintenance support to ensure the achievement of production goals.


  • Provides Operations Supervisor’s first line of support for solving equipment reliability issues
  • Tracks, manages, and analyzes area asset reliability data
  • Manages shutdown planning & execution, small projects and update equipment lists, assignments and documents in SAP, DMS, etc
  • Trains & improves maintenance management processes & SOPs
  • Identifies and scopes potential reliability improvement projects and coordinates external support for maintenance troubleshooting
  • Develops and manages equipment maintenance plans, updates PM, PdM, and CBM routines and Maintenance & Operations Training for New Equipment
  • Identifies and manages critical spares and inventory levels
  • Performs Equipment Availability/Failure Analysis
  • Writes and edits SOP/work instructions
  • Conduct Management of Change (MOCs), Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) including GMP and PSSR, Commissioning and Startup Activities, daily plant inspections and walkthroughs and OIRs and incident investigations
  • Supports Purchasing/GRs/New Vendors/Req's
  • Redlines Engineering Drawings and Documents
  • Manages and catalogs engineering documents and drawings and process information and updates for  P&ID, MOC, Interlock Sched, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or another engineering discipline, or in lieu of degree 10+ years of maintenance and reliability leadership and troubleshooting experience will be considered.
  • 7-10 years engineering experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing plant

Preferred Qualificiations

  • BS degree in ME or CE
  • Experience working in a union environment.


  • 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

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Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles