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Manufacturing Manager

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Date: Sep 14, 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.


Primary Accountabilities:

  • Manage all operations and lead organization for the Performance Coatings (PCG) and Personal Home and HealthCare (PHHC) Pilot Plant and ADVA manufacturing located in B421 at Avon Lake.
  • Develop existing employees at all levels of the organization and select/hire new employees as needed.
  • Maintain processes and equipment to meet all HSE&S operating standards and expectations.
  • Ensure quality systems and processes are in place and continuously improved to meet customer demand with high quality products, excellent customer service and the lowest possible cost.
  • Successfully support the scale-up of new products and implement capital projects to meet increasing business demand.
  • Develop continuous improvement mind-set for all employees to ensure long-term sustainability and profitability.


Duties / Responsibilities:

  • 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.).
  • Develop and track Key Performance Indicators for operating departments.  Develop plans to improve poor results to meet the 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 team work 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.
  • Lead customer communications as needed, including prompt resolution of all complaints.
  • Approve all department expenses and implement ideas to improve unit efficiency and reduce operating cost.
  • Manage capital plan for the department.  This includes planning, project selection, prioritization, justification and implementation.   Projects should support safety improvements, maintain equipment and support business growth.
  • Provide leadership to meet the strategic plan of the various Business Units and maintain communication lines with the PCG and PHC business and operations groups including Process Technology, Manufacturing, R&D, Sales and Marketing.
  • Participate as a member of the Avon Lake Plant Management Team.


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. 
  • 7+ years of process engineering and/or manufacturing management in chemical industry.
  • Ability to lead with little supervision and excellent initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with individuals at all organizational levels.


Considered a Plus:

  • Advanced degree. 
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing.


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.


Do You Need Assistance?

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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