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Maintenance & Engineering Manager

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 20189

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


The Pasadena, TX, location is seeking a Maintenance and Engineering Manager to join our dynamic team.  This position will be accountable for managing effective maintenance and capital spend programs in accordance with all EHS and PSM policies and guidelines.  Duties will include:


  • Lead a team of project engineers in the safe and efficient execution of $2M to $90M in capital improvements.
  • Lead maintenance department in maintaining assets in a safe and efficient manner. 
  • Develop and execute programs to improve overall equipment efficiency and plant reliability.
  • Oversees plant maintenance activities with focus on long term improvements.
  • Develop accurate capital spend forecasts.
  • Provides leadership to direct reports along with facilitating career development, performance goals and feedback discussions.
  • Leads standardized training initiatives for the maintenance team; identifies and champions individual and team training needs.
  • Collaborates with plant teams including operations and process technology to support new product and technology implementations.
  • Oversee the Pasadena maintenance warehouse operations including critical spare parts required to maintain optimal plant performance. 
  • Participates in EHS incident investigations and completes corrective actions in a timely manner.
  • Oversees capital/maintenance outage events for successful planning and execution.
  • Supports the Site PSM program. Scheduling of PHA’s, mechanical integrity inspections, audits etc. 
  • Develops and implements plant maintenance strategies and improvement initiatives.
  • Identifies, monitors, and maintains key performance indicators (KPI’s) for maintenance and communicates with employees.
  • Effectively leads change and drives continuous improvement.
  • Serves as a member of the site leadership team.

Required Skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required - Mechanical Engineering Degree strongly preferred. 
  • 10+ years of experience in maintenance and engineering field including leadership/management.
  • Strong knowledge of PSM programs and knowledge of SAP

Required Experience


  • Chemical plant experience. 
  • Team leadership and coordination skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong ownership to drive organization results and improvement
  • Assist site in achieving world class safety and environmental compliance
  • Strong knowledge of PSM programs



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.

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