TY-Chemical Operator Trainee

Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Tyrone, PA, US, 16686

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

Grace is seeking an Operator Trainee to join our Production team! This role reports to the Production Manager and is in Tyrone PA. 

This position performs various operations necessary to produce chemicals, adhering to all applicable Grace rules and regulations, maintaining a safe work environment, and adhering to production schedules. 



  • Operate various types of chemical production equipment including reactors, pumps, centrifuge, flaker, boilers and dryers according to the batch records and other applicable documentation or instructions.
  • Load raw materials into the processing equipment, unload the finished product, and transport the product to the appropriate location using various types of equipment and procedures applicable to the chemical being processed. May load/unload drums and weigh them before transporting.
  • Monitor the equipment being used in the production process, checking temperature, and pressure volume. Ph levels etc. by reading and interpreting various types of gauges and documenting the information at regular intervals.
  • Periodically check equipment readings in the control room interpret and document. Assist with equipment setup and changeover including basic pipefitting, running hoses, etc. 
  • Adhere to all plant policies on rules and safety, fire protection, good housekeeping, operating practices, and personal conduct. Understands and uses prescribed SAFETY equipment per batch record and SAFETY policy minimum standards. Understands, executes, and adheres to company batch records, SOPs, and policies. Ensure that all equipment is operated safely and that work areas and equipment are kept clean and orderly

Required Qualifications

High School diploma or GED

Prior industry related experience preferred.

Prior experience working shift work preferred.


Preferred Qualifications

The incumbent must be versatile, flexible, and able to react quickly and effectively to potential problems and take the appropriate action to correct or notify the proper person.  The incumbent must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and be able to set priorities with minimum supervision.  A good working knowledge of the chemical manufacturing process is preferred.   


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

Tuition Reimbursement

U.S. Employee Benefits Summary (grace.com) 

Nearest Major Market: Altoona
Nearest Secondary Market: Johnstown