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Date: Aug 26, 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.



Candidate will be responsible for unloading all bulk raw materials for the PCG-PHC manufacturing areas (B437 and B461).  Secondary responsibilities include receiving packaged raw materials, loading bulk trucks, and support of packaging operations within the department. 



  • Maintain total compliance to all health, safety, environmental and quality requirements of the department.
  • Safe handling of all raw materials – including solvents, monomers, acids, peroxides, isocyanates, and other hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals.
  • Safely unload bulk raw materials including bulk tank trucks and rail cars.
  • Safely unload packaged raw materials in drums, totes, bags, pails and store them in the proper storage location across the Avon Lake site.
  • Package finished product. This consists of label making, filling totes, drumming product in 30- or 50-gallon drums, and bulk loading of tank trucks.
  • Sample finished goods and in-process materials as required.
  • Handle all required SAP transactions including receiving raw materials, packaged production, and bulk/packaged shipping as needed.
  • Diagnose process and equipment problems/make minor repairs or suggest improvement opportunities.
  • Perform housekeeping in process areas on a regular basis to ensure a safe and organized work environment.
  • Accurate administrative record keeping such as shift logs or spreadsheets, receiving logs, waste logs, status logs and production reporting.
  • Successfully complete initial and periodic refresher training to maintain certification.
  • Understand the general concepts of ISO 9001 and cosmetic ingredient cGMP.



Additional tasks include:

  • Forklift Truck Training
  • Assisting manufacturing operations as needed (raw material handling, sampling, etc.)
  • Tank Farm Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
  • Day Shift Operator readings (Tank Farm, Catalyst Storage, B434 Glycol System)
  • Organization and housekeeping of material storage areas including rotating stock (FIFO)


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED, or equivalent education
  • Strong initiative and possess a high degree of integrity and “can do attitude”.
  • Reliable attendance records and willing to work overtime as needed.
  • Candidates for this position must successfully pass assessment tests and be in good standing. 
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and manipulate 500-pound drums with drum carts and mechanical aids.
  • Significant experience with fork truck and hand cart operation.
  • 5 years chemical operator experience required.
  • Previous bulk truck loading/unloading operations is preferred.
  • Familiarity with drumming operations is preferred.
  • Previous SAP or Microsoft Office experience is preferred.


Work Schedule

  • The work schedule for this position is 8 hours (7am – 3pm), Monday through Friday.  Some overtime will be available, including occasional weekend work.

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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