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ADVA Operator

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Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.



The Candidate will be responsible for operation of all components of the ADVA Process. Operation of the process will involve tasks including receiving of packaged and bulk raw materials, operation of the process equipment, packaging of finished products in quantities from drums to bulk tank trucks and maintaining the process area and documentation.


  • Maintain total compliance to all health, safety, environmental and quality requirements of the department.
  • Maintain work skills required for performing ADVA manufacturing operations, acetone recovery system operations and bulk loading and unloading.
    • Run ADVA reactions from weighing of raw materials to shipping of the final product. These operations may include, but are not limited to the following:
      • Monitoring performance of quality critical equipment and ensure that it operates to equipment specifications.
      • Use local instrumentation and controls as well as a DCS system in the course of process equipment operation.
      • Diagnose process and equipment problems and make minor repairs.
      • Issue MWO’s, prepare equipment for maintenance and assist maintenance personnel as needed.
      • Unload bulk and packaged raw materials, load bulk finished goods, package finished goods into pails, drums or totes and re - package material from container to container.
    • Accurate administrative record keeping such as charge data sheets, equipment and shift status logs, startup and shutdown checklists, raw material unloading checklists and all H,S&E documentation.
    • Perform SAP transactions as required, including production reporting, raw material receiving, shipment reporting and writing MWO’s.
    • Support Process Safety Management (PSM) / Responsible Care needs.
    • Regularly perform housekeeping in the work area so that safe and clean operations are ensured.
    • Successfully complete initial and annual refresher training to maintain certification.
    • Remain flexible to perform any ADVA job responsibility necessary to support the operation.

Work with other department and area personnel to maintain smooth operation, open communication and continuous improvement.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Requirements, Work Schedule:

  • Candidates for this position must:
  • Possess a High School diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Have a reliable attendance record and be willing to work overtime when needed.
  • Possess strong initiative and an ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills with other shift personnel and day staff.
  • Ability to be trained on SAP to high level of accuracy for data entry.
  • Must be able to plan/schedule the work day to accomplish multiple tasks and objectives.
  • Must possess mechanical aptitude skills.
  • Ability to lift 55 lb. buckets, move 500 lb. barrels and drive a fork lift on a regular basis.
  • Be able to manipulate drums weighting up to 700 lbs. and tote bins weighing up to 3,000 lbs. with mechanical aids such

as forklifts and hand carts.

  • Be able to regularly use respiratory protection devices, including air supplied respirators, cartridge respirators and SCBA


  • The current ADVA work schedule is a 12 hour rotating shift schedule. Some overtime is expected beyond the normal,

base schedule.


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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