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Production Engineer

Date: Jul 25, 2022

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 20883

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 searching for a Production Engineer who will report to our Operations Manager in our Lake Charles site. This person will be accountable for providing line process operating support to ensure the achievement of production goals.


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

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering or another engineering discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years engineering experience with a chemical manufacturing plant preferred



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