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Chemical Engineer I

Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21175 

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

Grace is seeking a Chemical Process Engineer for our South Haven Site.  The South Haven Site produces a portfolio of products for the specialty pharmaceutical industries, specifically Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.  Consisting of a cGMP kilo lab, pilot plant and custom manufacturing at the commercial volumes, the site is fully equipped to develop and manufacture custom drug intermediates and API’s.  South Haven is nestled on the coast of Lake Michigan with beautiful beaches and fun year-round.

The function of a Chemical Process Engineer is to ensure that process operations in the production and small scale facilities perform in a safe, predictable, and consistent manner, and are in keeping with safety, environmental, cGMP, and economic concerns in accordance with company and regulatory requirements. The engineer will lead project teams in the development and introduction of new processes.

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the engineers develop and provide training on the process operating documents for production and small scale manufacturing.  This is done in cooperation with other departments, vendors, and/or customers to ensure processes are safe, predictable, effective and economical.


  • Monitor processes and make process variable changes
  • Create and modify logbooks and procedures
  • Manage process control systems
  • Manage the safe and timely implementation of projects, new processes, and maintenance turnarounds
  • Design and implement process changes in procedures and equipment
  • Identify and properly handle hazardous waste, which may include proper collection, packaging, labeling, segregation, storage, use of waste manifest and shipping according to company procedures and instruction
  • Manage hazardous waste in compliance with regulations     #WRGRACE,   #INDEED

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Chemical Engineering and 1-3 years of experience in manufacturing
  • Batch manufacturing experience in a cGMP environment highly desired
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently in all aspects of process engineering
  • Experience in a manufacturing or process development environment
  • Batch control, process simulation 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
  • Site specific contribution to local Wellness Center

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: Kalamazoo