Maintenance Engineer

Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22817 

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 our Reliability Team Lead in our Lake Charles plant. This person will be accountable for providing maintenance support to ensure the achievement of production goals.


  • 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
  • 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; In lieu of degree, 10+ years of maintenance and reliability leadership and troubleshooting experience
  • 3+ years engineering experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing plant

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft.
  • Must be willing to wear PPE (Personal Protective equipment) including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, Level A suit, full face respirator.
  • Ability to work in a high hazard environment, including adverse weather conditions, elevated spaces, confined spaces, extreme temperatures, and noisy surroundings.
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a pilot plant facility with highly hazardous materials
  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a laboratory environment with highly hazardous materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree


  • 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 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

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Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles