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Process Engineer

Date: May 7, 2022

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

Grace is seeking a Process Engineer to join our Engineering team! This role reports to the Process Engineer Team Lead located at our Lake Charles LA facility. This position is accountable for the continuous improvement of process capability and capacity.


  • 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 with external support (R&D  and Process Technology)
  • Supports troubleshooting long term process / production issues
  • 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 control support to ensure process/quality variations are minimized and statistical data analysis for RCAs
  • Conducts regulatory compliance calculations, reporting and interfacing and 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
  • Manages and catalogs engineering documents and drawings and process information and updates for P&ID, MOC, Interlock Schedule, etc. and minor capital & noncapital projects


Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering or another engineering discipline
  • 3+ years engineering experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience as a Production or Process Engineer

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Chemical Engineering or another engineering discipline 
  • Six Sigma certification/Lean Manufacturing experience 


Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles