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Process Engineer

Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

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 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We are in search of a Process Engineer who will report to our Process Engineer Team Lead in our Lake Charles, LA, plant. This person will be accountable for the continuous improvement of process capability and capacity. Other responsibilities include:

  • Maintains over-all understanding of process capability & capacity.
  • Identifies and defines requirements for process improvement / productivity projects.
  • Develops process engineering packages for new products or equipment (FEL 1 studies) with external support (R&D and Process Technology).
  • Executes and tracks productivity projects.
  • Supports troubleshooting long term process / production issues.
  • Ensures usage of process related best practices & standards.
  • Optimizes production planning guidance - Product Wheel, EOQ, etc.
  • Conduct plant trials for new products and support development work.
  • Facilitates process mapping, kaizen and value stream mapping events aimed at developing a project pipeline.
  • Develops process narratives and process control support to ensure process/quality variations are minimized.
  • Provides statistical data analysis for RCAs.
  • Conducts regulatory compliance calculations, reporting and interfacing.
  • Participates in safety programs and initiatives.
  • Supports & facilitates RCAs.
  • Conduct Management of Change (MOCs).
  • Conduct Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) including GMP and PSSR.
  • Conducts Commissioning and Startup Activities.
  • Participates in plant inspections and walkthroughs. 
  • Redlines Engineering Drawings and Documents.
  • Manage process information and updates for P&ID, MOC, Interlock Schedule, etc.

Required Experience

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering or another engineering discipline
  • Minimum 5 years' with engineering experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a Production or Process Engineer
  • Six Sigma certification/Lean Manufacturing experience

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.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles