Maintenance Technician

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Date: Nov 8, 2023

Location: Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 


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. 


Mechanical duties:

  • Perform all duties with a Safety-First mindset by observing all Health, Safety, and Environmental (HS&E) procedures.
  • Support all areas of chemical manufacturing plant with repair of mechanical/rotating 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.
  • Work with Reliability Engineering to keep required documentation for PSM, Mechanical Integrity and CMMS system updated.
  • 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 aptitude and desire to be cross trained in other mechanical trade skills and practices.
  • Demonstrate good housekeeping at the job site as well as the maintenance shop.
  • 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.

Job Specific Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Take responsibility for own safety and work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated success working with teams and contributing to overall team success. 
  • Ability to work with tools of the trade.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings (P&ID’s)
  • Respond to off-shift emergencies as required; participate in rotating on call system.
  • Ability to work at heights on ladders, lifts, and scaffolds.
  • Ability to work in awkward positions on or around industrial equipment.
  • Ability to work in kneeing and standing positions for long periods at a time.
  • Ability to lift as much as 70 lbs. using proper lifting techniques.
  • Ability to operate lifts, lift trucks, portable or fixed cranes.
  • Ability and willingness to wear a respirator.     

Skills, Qualifications, Experience that are considered a plus:

  • Journeyman Mechanic. Millwright, Machine Repair, Pipefitter or Machinist Status
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite
  • Experience with SAP (PM Module)
  • Maintenance, Military, or Industrial Construction Industry certifications
  • Chemical Plant Operations knowledge


If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

Job Segment: Maintenance, Machinist, Technician, Construction, Plant Manager, Manufacturing, Technology, Engineering

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