Process Development Engineer

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Date: May 11, 2024

Location: Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

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.

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Process Development Engineer

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the chemical industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Process Development Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, provides ongoing support and solutions for both new product development and strategic manufacturing support for Beauty & Home and Performance Coatings Process Technology. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Your work will directly impact both manufacturing and commercial functions.


What We're Looking For:

  • Actively participates in plant and corporate Health, Safety, Environmental, & Security (HSES) initiatives including Leader Standard Work (LSW), OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM), department safety meetings, and environmental initiatives.
  • Manages new product development projects from pilot to full-scale manufacturing.
  • Design, execute, analyze, and report (both written and verbal) on multiple, simultaneous complex projects within pilot plant and commercial scale manufacturing.
  • Lead, and support product development, product scale up, process capability improvements, and new raw material evaluation projects.
  • Collaborate with global project teams of scientists, engineers, and product managers for successful scale up and product realization.  Fosters professional relationships with business partners including Sales and Marketing, Product Management, Synthesis, Applications, and Procurement.
  • Coordinate and consult on new capital projects as needed.
  • Work with external manufacturing partners for scale up and development of new products.
  • Improve processes and capabilities by enhancing department workflow and challenging the status quo for more efficient product scale up, operations, and customer response.
  • Support global manufacturing initiatives, continuous improvement principles, and strategy through new process technology.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor's or higher-level degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • 3+ years of manufacturing operations experience. 
  • Strong fundamental knowledge in chemical engineering principles with proven problem-solving abilities and “hands-on” mechanical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.  Ability to work with others at all levels of the organization in multiple sites globally.
  • Knowledge of chemical and polymer unit operations, batch and continuous, including process/equipment design.
  • Ability to travel domestic and internationally.
  • Knowledge of experimental design (DOE) and data analysis using fundamental statistical techniques and statistical software.
  • Project management skills utilizing stage-gate systems.


Considered a Plus:

  • Prior experience with polymers, acrylic emulsions, dispersants, dispersions, as well as process automation, solids processing, pilot plants and the application of statistical analysis tools.
  • Experience with research and development, scale-up, and commercialization.
  • Knowledge and application of SAP enterprise software, ASPEN process modeling software or CFD.
  • Detailed knowledge of project management tools and systems.
  • Participation in the Lubrizol Co-Op program.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave


Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together!

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 




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