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Date: Oct 15, 2018

Location: Avon Lake, Ohio, 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. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Estane® Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


Job Mission

This position provides mechanical repair services for chemical plant manufacturing equipment. The maintenance mechanic is responsible for troubleshooting equipment, identifying the cause of the problem and safely and effectively performing the repair. Interaction with operations engineers and production operators, fellow skilled trade employees, outside vendors, various levels of plant management is required.

Key Job Accountabilities

  • Support all areas of chemical manufacturing plant with repair of mechanical equipment, including centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, mechanical seals, gearboxes, fans, blowers, mixers, compressors, extruders, etc.
  • Provide knowledgeable and accurate troubleshooting expertise for mechanical problems.
  • Perform installations of new piping and equipment, as well as repair of existing systems.
  • Perform required Preventative Maintenance and Mechanical Integrity Inspections of mechanical equipment, piping and systems.
  • Update required documentation for PSM, Mechanical Integrity and CMMS system as needed.
  • Work with Vendors and Suppliers to specify and procure parts or replacements.
  • Create fully dimensioned prints based on measurements obtained using standard measuring equipment
  • Fit and assemble machinery parts into complete units, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and
    procedures, shop mathematics (including metric measurements).
  • Precisely align rotating equipment.
  • Possess competent understanding of vibration analysis data.
  • Possess aptitude and desire to be cross trained in other mechanical trade skills and practices.
  • Demonstrate good housekeeping skills before, during and after job requirements.
  • Install finished parts into machines, mechanisms; test operation of equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Develop specification from general description and draw sketch of part to be fabricated.
  • Assist with other jobs in the maintenance department as assigned by supervision.
  • Work overtime as needed on the off shift and weekends.
  • Keep drawings and records in good order for future reference and mechanical integrity auditing.
  • Work independently, while providing excellent communication on job status to equipment owners and support staff.
  • Ensure safe operations by observing all Health, Safety, and Environmental (HS&E) procedures.


Basic Qualifications

  • Candidates for this position must successfully pass assessment tests and be in good standing.
  • Journeyman Mechanic (equivalent experience and education considered).
  • Industrial Maintenance background and experience.
  • Ability to work with tools of trade.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows and software related to maintenance systems.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings related to maintenance activities.
  • Take responsibility for own safety and work with minimal supervision.
  • Response to off-shift emergencies as required, willingness to participate in rotating off shift on call system.
  • Ability to work at heights on ladders or man lifts, in awkward positions on or around industrial equipment.
  • Ability to lift as much as 70 lbs. using proper lifting techniques; (45 lbs. repetitive lifting).
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical / electronic equipment in dusty, noisy, cold or hot areas.
  • Ability to operate man-lifts, lift trucks, portable or fixed cranes; rig equipment for removal and servicing.
  • Ability and willingness to wear a respirator.
  • Strong communication skills, and demonstrated success working with teams and contributing to overall team success.





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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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