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PA-Operator Trainee

Date: May 10, 2022

Location: Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 20562

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 looking for an Operator Trainee to join our dynamic site.  This Operations position will be responsible for the day-to-day Operation of Production Unit(s) at the Pasadena Catalyst Site.

Duties will include:


  • Work from written and verbal instructions effectively.
  • Operate equipment, monitor performance, and take appropriate corrective action to ensure safe and reliable operation. 
  • Operate both DCS and manual equipment. 
  • Transfer materials within the plant and pack out intermediate/finished products to the appropriate packaging.
  • Record operating data/plant status, production sheets, catch samples, interpret results and respond with the appropriate adjustments to troubleshoot the process.
  • Assures proper handling of waste materials to meet all local, state and federal regulations.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties including routine maintenance, lock out of equipment, and issuance of safe work permits. 
  • Meets all training and progression requirements. 
  • Performs designated SAP transactions associated with managing raw materials, production and maintenance.
  • Perform Emergency Response functions as needed.
  • Meets physical requirements as defined for position to include climbing, bending, lifting, etc., and respiratory and other required clearances.  
  • Work assigned overtime when needed.
  • Performs all other job duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications

  • Operations equivalent experience or AA degree in Process Technology
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with various departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine measurements, make calculations and read various instruments, gauges and meters.
  • Able to enter enclosed spaces and tight places where free movement is restricted.
  • Able to wear a respirator and perform confined space entries.
  • Able to wear fall protection and perform work from a ladder or at height.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, couch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft. 
  • Able to lift, push, pull, or drag objects at least 50 pounds without assistance and be able to lift or move greater than 50 pounds with assistance.


  • 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.

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