Operations Supervisor

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 22184

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 Supervisor who will report to our Operations Lead in our Lake Charles plant. This person will be accountable for leading the production shift to meet daily plant goals.


  • Kickoff the start of the shift with the operators to set goals and expectations
  • Conducts regular area tours to: engage each team member, address performance and resolve issues, ensure cleanliness and 5S of area and safety walks / inspections
  • Wraps-up the shift with the operators and conduct shift-handoff meeting with the next supervisor
  • Develops shift reports and communicate performance / issues in area daily meetings
  • Facilitates preliminary RCA’s with team
  • Manages/prioritizes schedule breaks and changes to daily work assignments
  • Manages Operator accountability - coaching & performance management
  • Coordinates team staffing with operations planning
  • Conducts off shift /last minute call-ins for coverage
  • Inputs maintenance work notifications
  • Identifies and facilitate required work permits
  • Ensures equipment is ready for maintenance work
  • Verify completed maintenance work and TECO maintenance work orders
  • Manages team member disciplinary issues
  • Assesses team capability and coordinate team training requirements
  • Conducts initial incident investigations
  • Ensures operators are conducting Title V and VE Observations
  • Redlines Zero Energy surveys

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in engineering discipline preferred. 
  • Previous supervisory experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing environment preferred or 7+ years of experience in petro- chemical manufacturing 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 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program



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