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Operations Lead

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 19741

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 an Operations Lead who will report to our Operations Manager in our Lake Charles plant. The person will be responsible for ensuring the focus and effectiveness of line operations.

Other responsibilities for this position include:

•    Serves as back-up for Area Operations Manager
•    Leads the area weekly and daily integrated planning meetings  
•    Provides Operations Supervisor’s first line of support for resolving personnel and coordination issues with other functions
•    Fields production schedule upsets and re-balances priorities to best achieve site and area goals
•    Aggregates and record area performance metrics. Completes weekly performance reporting
•    Conducts regulatory reporting
•    Develops recovery plans
•    Conducts incident investigations
•    Manages, schedules, and coordinates area training
•    Manages grievances
•    Provides Operations Supervisor’s first line of support for off-shift problem solving & issues (people & coordination)
•    Approves area maintenance work notifications with regard to quality, completeness, and priority
•    Manages area maintenance work backlog and determine maintenance work for weekly scheduling
•    Determines maintenance shutdown work
•    Ensures supervisors verify and TECO completed work
•    Coordinates Waste Management 
•    Provides information for Accounting close (daily, weekly) 
•    Provides AOP Cost Estimates, Updates and Forecasting to Area Manager
•    Oversees RCRA
•    Manages regulatory inspections
•    Posts production into SAP

Required Experience

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred with 3+ years of leadership experience in petro-chemical manufacturing plants 
•    In lieu of degree, 10+ years of experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing environment including leadership experience 
•    High School Diploma or GED required




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