Manufacturing Manager

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Date: Mar 22, 2024

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. 


Primary Accountabilities:

  • Manage all operations and lead organization for all production activities in Buildings B421, B434, B437, B461 and B463 at Avon Lake. 
  • Maintain processes and equipment to meet all HSE&S operating standards and expectations.
  • Develop and train employees at all levels of the organization, manage employee performance, and hire new employees as needed. 
  • Ensure quality systems/standards are followed to meet customer requirements and adhere to applicable ISO/GMP certifications.
  • Deliver production volume to meet customer demand. 
  • Meet annual operating budgets for all departments, review monthly costs and drive cost saving initiatives.
  • Embrace continuous improvement concepts and implement available tools to ensure a constant focus on improvement among all employees.
  • Successfully support the scale-up of new products to support new business opportunities.
  • Support capital investment to maintain safe and responsible operations, reduce HSES risk, improve equipment efficiency, reduce operating costs, and support long-term business growth plans. 



  • Support all Avon Lake Health, Safety & Environmental program and embrace the belief that that every incident is preventable.  Be accountable to goals based on these programs (PSM, safety discussions, hazard identification and reporting, incident investigations, root cause analysis, etc.).
  • Measure and report on Key Performance Indicators to support Avon Lake objectives.  Implement plans to improve poor results as needed to meet annual targets.
  • Manage personnel issues (career development, succession planning, staffing, performance reviews, discipline, etc.) for all employees in the department.
  • Develop a culture that is responsive to the manufacturing environment and business needs through teamwork and personal accountability.
  • Understand quality systems (ISO 9001:2015 and EFfCI) and Process Safety Management to ensure resources and controls are in place to meet all requirements.
  • Communicate with Supply Chain or commercial teams on issues as needed.   Ensure all applicable customer complaints are investigated and resolved.
  • Work with Process Technology to ensure Pilot Plant operations (B421) meet requirements to support process/product development.
  • Manage multiple costs centers associated with the above departments. Includes PO approvals as needed to maintain operations. Review and follow-up on monthly expense items to address overruns.
  • Work with Operations Support to manage capital plan for the departments. This includes planning, project selection, prioritization, justification, and implementation. Projects should support safety improvements, maintain equipment and support business growth.
  • Directly communicate with product and business leaders for PCG, Beauty & Home Care, Temprite® and ADVA as needed.
  • Communicate manufacturing impact to meet strategic plans for all associated Business Units.
  • Participate as a member of the Avon Lake Senior Management Team. 


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:                           

  • BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. 
  • 10+ years of process engineering and/or operations management in chemical industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with individuals at all organizational levels.


 Considered A Plus:                            

  • Advanced degree. 
  • Manufacturing experience in multiple production areas.
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement Tools (5S, LSW, Standardized work, etc.).
  • Experience with SAP in a production environment


What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment
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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: Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Industrial, Mechanical Engineer, Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering

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