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Process Technology Chemist

Company: W. R. Grace & Co
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID:21702Built 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 DescriptionGrace is seeking a Process Technology Chemist to join our Specialty Catalyst Process Technology team located in Baton Rouge, LA. This role reports to Process Technology Manager andwill provide critical support for new product development across the company, along with manufacturing support for our Specialty Catalyst business. The ideal candidate will have a high level of qualitative and quantitative chemical problem-solving abilities. This position will focus on excellence in Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). Familiarity and experience with other analytical techniques including NMR, ICP, GC, and wet chemistry would be highly advantageous.Responsibilities

  • Operate and maintain DSC and other scientific instruments/equipment
  • Generate calorimetry data for evaluation of reactive hazards in new and existing processes at Grace, working in conjunction with Process Safety team
  • Design experiments to solve analytical chemistry problems
  • Provide technical support for commercial products
  • Work in a manner that promotes good health, safety, and environmental practices
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineers and plant support chemists to meet the needs of the Baton Rouge site and other Specialty Catalyst facilities
  • As necessary, serve as backup for other analytical techniques including NMR, ICP and wet chemistry
  • Maintain good laboratory housekeeping standardsPhysical Requirements and Environment
    • Ability to follow safety protocols and standards working in a laboratory environment with highly hazardous materials
    • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft.
    • Must be willing to wear PPE (Personal Protective equipment) including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, Level A suit, full face respiratorRequired Qualifications
      • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related science
      • Effective time management skills and detail-oriented
      • High initiative and ability to learn
      • Self-motivated and independent worker with willingness and ability to also perform in a team environment
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills at all levels within the organizationPreferred Qualifications
        • Experience with analyticalchemistry experience to include methods such as DSC, NMR, ICP, and GC experience in evaluation of air-sensitive compounds
        • Knowledgeable in the use of glove boxesBenefits
          • 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 , Process Technology Chemist, IT / Software / Systems , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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