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Process Control Engineer

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21394 

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 Process Control Engineer to work at our Lake Charles, LA manufacturing site, who will report to our Process Control Engineering Team Lead at the plant. The Process Control Engineer will be accountable for the management of site Process Control systems.


  • Supports the development and implementation of grace and Industry best practices (IEC 61511), Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) including GMP and PSSR and Purchasing/GRs/New Vendors/Requisitions
  • Implements process control standards and SOPs
  • Provides process control support for project design and execution
  • Troubleshoots DCS process control issues
  • Manage DCS hardware infrastructure
  • Ensures DCS System backup
  • Implements functional description into DCS logic based upon LOPA
  • Maintain DCS system documentation (Alarm, Interlock, P&ID) and the Honeywell PHD database. 
  • Verifies reliability and accuracy of equipment/instrumentation for the monitoring of process applications
  • Conducts loop checks and DCS validation of new equipment
  • Develop scopes on what programs are doing and conducts DCS user training
  • Participates in safety programs and initiatives
  • Supports & facilitates RCAs
  • Writes and edits SOP/work instructions 
  • Conduct Management of Change (MOCs)
  • Conducts and Supports Commissioning and Startup Activities, daily plant inspections of the control system and  OIRs and incident investigations
  • Redlines Engineering Drawings and Documents
  • Manages and catalogs engineering documents, drawings, process information and updates for P&ID, MOC, Interlock Schedule, etc. 
  • Executes productivity projects
  • Assists with emergencies
  • Conducts data sourcing and analysis

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Engineering discipline or Computer Science (Prefer Chemical Engineering). In lieu of BS, an AA degree with 5+ years of process control and instrumentation experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing plant
  • 5+ years of process control experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing plant

Preferred Qualifications

  • Honeywell Experion experience.



  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles