Requisition ID: 5115
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 Technologiesprovide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.
W.R. Grace & Co., a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals, has an immediate need for a Process Controller at its Curtis Bay facility.This position is responsible for obtaining product samples from the production process, preparing the samples for various tests, performing the tests, analyzing the results, and making process decisions based upon relevant data.This position is embedded in a GMP manufacturing site.Position is in a high-pace environment; effective communication and prioritization skills are critical to be successful in this role.Decisions made in this role can have significant financial impact on plant performance.This position will ensure compliance with environmental,health,and safety standards,as well as identifying, reporting, and resolving hazards.
Performs various tests in accordance to established methods, analyzes the results, and dictates any needed process adjustments in a coaching capacity
Interacts closely with the Operations group in a team environment to assure effective group dynamics
Recognizes and promptly investigates any test results not within established specifications; including monitoring/verifying key process attribute trends.Follows established protocols to address out-of-specification situations, up to and including stopping the process
Interacts with the Analytical Services Center for high priority samples, monitors for completed results, interprets some, and dictates process adjustments as needed
Inputs/retrieves information from the laboratory data management system
Responsible for all lab instrumentation during shift. Assures all lab instrumentation is functioning to expectations via use of standards and verification of test results, and assures regulatory compliance, including environmental and process safety,and a safe workplace for all employees.Ensures proper housekeeping
Manages and stocks lab supplies on each shift, up to and including ordering new inventory
Team leadership skills
Ability to prioritize effectively are critical attributes
Ability to use statistics and SPC tools to evaluate data and trends to effectively identify changes in process and/or instrumentation behavior; and responds accordingly as appropriate
Ability to operate analytical instrumentation, and is capable to troubleshoot simple equipment problems
Bachelor's degree in a STEM field, preferably in chemistry or chemical engineering
5+ years of experience in a laboratory environment with demonstrated skills in analytical testing, quality controls testing, and /or testing product samples for specification requirements may be substituted in addition to the associates degree
Ability to work12-hour rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 plant (this could include nights, weekends, and some holidays)
Some time will be spent in a production environment near heavy machinery so position will require standing for long periods of time, and may occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore