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Production Engineer

Date: May 4, 2022

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 20404

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’re hiring for a Production Engineer for our Lake Charles, LA manufacturing site who will report to our Operations Manager. The Production Engineer will be responsible for providing line process operating support to ensure the achievement of production goals are met.



  • Provides Operations Supervisor’s first line of support for solving process management issues
  • Tracks and manages Production Yield, Rate, Quality performance data and owns and drives quality improvement projects
  • Manages & improves area operator control plans, SOPs and tracks small productivity projects
  • Identifies and scope potential process improvement / productivity projects
  • Conducts daily PHD reviews, Commissioning and Startup Activities, daily plant inspections and walkthroughs, OIRs and incident investigations and data sourcing and analysis
  • Works with ASC to resolve discrepancies for on-time shipments
  • Supports month end closing processes, customer interactions (complaints, audits & onsite visits), facilitates RCAs, training of site personnel and Purchasing/GRs/New Vendors/Req's
  • Conduct Management of Change (MOCs) Conduct Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) including GMP and PSSR
  • Manages and catalogs engineering documents and drawings (P&ID, MOC, Interlock Sched, etc.)
  • Executes productivity projects and redline Engineering Drawings and Documents

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering or another engineering discipline
  • 2+ years engineering experience with a chemical manufacturing plant preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Chemical Engineering or another engineering discipline



  • 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 (salaried only)
  • 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