Chemical Operator South Haven

Date: May 22, 2024

Location: South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Band Grade: 8


Job Description

Grace is seeking a Chemical Operator for our South Haven Site.  The South Haven Site produces a portfolio of products for the specialty pharmaceutical industries, specifically Active Pharmaceutical Intermediates.  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 Lake Michigan Coast with beautiful beaches and fun year-round.


A Chemical Operator mechanically prepares production materials for packaging and shipment through centrifugation, drying, milling, compaction and classification using prescribed cGMP practices. Tends tumble dryers, mills, classifier, compactors and centrifugal extraction equipment. Completes proper documentation of all steps taken in the process.  This title reports to the Operations Supervisor.  Starting wage is $23.16 per hour with room for advancement.


  • Loads and operates milling machine to produce material that meets customer specifications
  • Compact and classify material to insure proper particle size
  • Pack out material in shipping containers and move into shipping warehouse
  • Maintain high level of housekeeping to prevent cross-contamination of material
  • Fill out proper documentation including batch records, AN, log books
  • Loads and operates tumble dryer to remove moisture from product
  • Must be available to work nights, holidays, weekends and overtime
  • Must be available to work 12-hour shifts (4:45-5:10) and do 3 months on days - 3 months on nights rotation
  • Must pass a job specific test
  • Must be clean shaven to wear a respirator at times
  • Must pass a drug screen
  • Must pass background check including criminal

Skills, Education, experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Candidate must have strong aptitude in mathematics, chemistry as well as good communication and writing skills with a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Manufacturing experience of 1+ years is preferred.
  • All employees must pass a drug screen and physical.     #INDEED, #GRACE


Link to information on Grace Benefits:

 US Benefits


  • 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

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.

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