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Reliability Team Lead & Maintenance Engineer

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 20723

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 Reliability Team Lead & Maintenance Engineer who will report to our Maintenance Manager in our Lake Charles plant. This person will be accountable for the professional and technical leadership of the maintenance and reliability engineering staff and the continuous improvement of operational capability and capacity.


  • Supports the development and maintains knowledge of Grace & industry best practices for maintenance engineering
  • Provides mentoring and professional development for the engineers in their team
  • Establishes the methodologies, tools, standards, and operating procedures for maintenance engineering
  • Investigates new technologies for process and productivity improvements
  • Serves as a working leader with direct accountability for providing maintenance engineering services to the site
  • 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)
  • Manages minor capital & non capital projects
  • Facilitates process mapping, kaizen and value stream mapping events aimed at developing a project pipeline

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or another engineering discipline, or may consider someone with equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years manufacturing plant experience, preferably in chemical plant setting
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of Maintenance engineering 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 (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