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Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.


This position resides in the Lubrizol Life Sciences Group in Avon Lake, OH, and is focused primarily on supporting laboratory-based technology development and process troubleshooting initiatives.



  • Safely perform tasks using basic laboratory equipment, glassware, and analytical instruments.
  • Embrace our safety culture by participating in safety activities and initiatives.
  • Support resolution of manufacturing and quality issues by replicating processes in the laboratory.
  • Maintain a clean and safe workspace.
  • Maintain up-to-date laboratory notebooks with clear and well-organized records.
  • Support laboratory experimentation for new product development.
  • Set up and operate laboratory glassware and small-scale pilot equipment.
  • Maintain accurate and reproducible results and provide information to engineers.
  • Write reports on experimental findings.
  • Conduct work requests with minimal supervision as directed by staff engineers.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Observe pilot plant experiments and collect samples for additional testing.
  • Interface with SAP for sample shipments, work orders, and material supply ordering.
  • Position is primarily day shift however working hours may include off shift times to finish experiments.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements 

  • Understanding of chemical handling and safe work practices around hazardous chemicals.
  • High school diploma from an accredited school or GED.
  • Minimum four (4) years industrial chemical laboratory or chemical plant operator experience.
  • Mechanical aptitude and knowledge of test instrumentation.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and SAP.
  • Self-starter, motivated, and interested in developing an understanding of current projects.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable working in a highly collaborative team environment


Considered a Plus

  • Understanding of personal care, home care or performance coatings.
  • Previous experience with laboratory techniques and working with hazardous chemicals.
  • Previous 5S experience



While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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