Sr Engineer, Maintenance and Reliability

WR Grace   •  

Lake Charles, LA

11 - 15 years

Posted 295 days ago

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Job Description

We are seeking to fill two roles (Lake Charles, LA and Chicago).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop plans to address long term infrastructure needs around combustion systems listed below.
  • Guide and plan 3-5 year capital plans to upgrade infrastructure.
  • Provide project management and engineering support.
  • Act as a reliability generalist for plants in the region (either Gulf Coast or Chicago area). Provide support in the elements of Reliability-Centered Maintenance, including criticality analysis, condition-based monitoring, preventive maintenance optimization, critical spares, mechanical integrity, and work process optimization. Support resolution of chronic reliability issues through engineering support and networking with the broader Grace organization.
  • Facilitate network of maintenance leaders and engineers across the operations, review KPIs, develop action items for key issues, and review improvement projects.
  • Assist in driving cultural change around maintenance work management. Assess work prioritization, planning and scheduling, and associated management processes; identify barriers; and work on plans to improve.
  • Engage with internal and external expertise to improve reliability processes, including criticality analysis, PdM technologies, condition-based monitoring, preventive maintenance optimization, and critical spares.
  • Lead high impact projects linked to uptime that are critical to meeting business objectives.

Required Skills

  • Ability to drive results; bias toward action.
  • Strong knowledge of combustion systems, including the units specified above.
  • Strong knowledge of maintenance excellence processes in a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Leader of change, with ability to influence and gain support from operator/craft level to executive leadership.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Facilitative; can lead a project with multiple stakeholders and align their objectives in order to meet project milestones.
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, and presentation skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Frequent travel (75-80%) to Grace manufacturing locations


  • BS or MS in Engineering (combustion, mechanical, chemical) required.
  • 10 years of maintenance excellence experience in a chemical manufacturing environment, including implementing upgraded processes. Experience addressing site infrastructure needs is required.
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification desired.
  • Excellent PC skills, including SAP, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • The ability to act as a global specialist to Grace manufacturing operations in the area of combustion systems highlypreferred. This will include being able to define standards for systems and leverage best practices across thenetwork. Examples of systems include:
    • Calciners and kilns
    • Flash dryers
    • Spray dryers
    • Boiler systems
    • Incinerators