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Operations Engineer

Company: W. R. Grace & Co
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID:21564Built 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 DescriptionWe're hiring an Operations Engineer to join our Specialty Chemical Manufacturing team at our Baton Rouge, LA site! You will report to the Operations Engineer Leader and be responsible for monitoring the process and ensure it's operating safely and efficiently to achieve the desired quality and production targets. The Operations Engineer needs to have good communication skills and be a team player to effectively interact with many different work groups and ensure the process performs at the targeted output/quality. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to see the immediate impact you can have so that the company reaches its goals.This position requires the ability to work and take calls on nights/weekends when issues arise.Responsibilities

  • Track and manage production rates, yield, and quality performance data along with troubleshootingprocess issues outside of target range.
  • Identify and lead Continuous Improvement Projects with emphasis on manufacturing cost reduction, capacity improvements/cycle time reductions, energy and waste reduction, and process reliability.
  • Work with different work groups (Maintenance, I&E, Safety, Logistics, and Vendors) to ensure process is compliant and meets targets.
  • Create, maintain, and manage process PSM information like operating procedures, block flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, and mass/energy balances.
  • Proved process engineering expertise for Management of Change, Process Hazard Analysis, and Root Cause Investigations.
  • Create and manage Management of Change for processing area and complete all required tasks, including pre-startup safety review.
  • Conduct Root Cause Investigations.
  • Participate in plant shut down, startup, and turnaround activities, as well as project commissioning and plant trials.
  • Perform permit audits, safety observations, management walk arounds, and other safety initiatives.
  • Knowledge in batch reactors, distillation columns, heat exchangers, pumps, filters, DCS programming, PSM documentation, and environmental regulations. Required Qualifications
    • Chemical Engineering
    • 1-5+ years of experience in process, production and/or manufacturing engineering within the petrochemical industrial manufacturing environment
    • Effectivecommunication skills
    • Team player
    • Self-starterPreferred Qualifications
      • Work experience at a PSM site.
      • Work experience handling highly hazardous chemicals.
      • Work experience with batch reactors, distillation columns, steam boilers, solid filtration, DCS programming, PSM documentation, and environmental regulations.
      • Work experience with solid and slurry processes.#WRGRACEBenefits
        • 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 ProgramGrace 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.

Keywords: W. R. Grace & Co, Baton Rouge , Operations Engineer, Engineering , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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