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Process Technology Engineer

Date: Feb 27, 2023

Location: Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21680 

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 a Process Technology Engineer to work at our Pasadena, TX manufacturing site. As a Process Technology Engineer, you will provide process technology development, design, and technical manufacturing support to our existing polyethylene/polypropylene (PE/PP) Specialty Catalyst business.  


  • Provide technical process technology support to PE/PP plants at Pasadena, TX, and Tarragona, Spain.
  • Interact with R&D and develop ideas to increase plant productivity, decrease production costs, and improve overall EHS performance.
  • Support the scale-up and commercialization of new developmental polyolefin catalyst products in alignment with business objectives, transfer of existing products from one production unit to others while optimizing recipes/ performance of existing products.
  • Assist in medium-scale capital projects to achieve goals (scope development, material and energy balances, PID and PFD review, Process Hazard Analysis support, technology transfer and startup).

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Must be willing to wear PPE (Personal Protective equipment) including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, Level A suit, full face respirator

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 5 - 10 yrs experience in the field
  • Strong academic background with strong theoretical foundation in unit operations and scale-up principles.
  • Experience with specialty chemical processes
  • Familiarity with Process Safety Management (PSM) principles 
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to contribute in multidisciplinary matrixed teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Batch operations experience
  • Basic use of statistical knowledge, including Six Sigma quality tools.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in R&D and/or chemical manufacturing plants
  • Familiarity with process simulation software (e.g., Aspen Suite) and process control.


  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston