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Process Development Engineer

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Date: Jun 20, 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.




The Process Development Engineer safely provides ongoing support and solutions for both new product development and strategic manufacturing support for Lubrizol Life Science, Beauty & Home Process Technology (PT), or Performance Coatings Process Technology (PT).  As a part of the PT organization, this role offers an opportunity to collaborate with both manufacturing and commercial functions.


Accountabililty Statement:

Enable business growth by cultivating a culture and commitment to safety excellence while ensuring responsible and disciplined operations within the Process Technology team.  Scale-up new products at targeted cost, quality, and agreed upon time.  Support the plants in key quality improvements, drive process improvement for existing products, and advance process technologies



  • 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, Qualifications, Experience, Special Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or higher-level degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • 2-5 years of manufacturing operations experience or participation in the Lubrizol Co-Op program.
  • 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.
  • 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 and/or acrylic emulsions, as well as experience with process automation, pilot plants and/or the application of statistical analysis tools.
  • Experience with research and development, scale-up and commercialization.
  • Knowledge and application of SAP enterprise software and ASPEN process modeling software.
  • Detailed knowledge of project management tools and systems (e.g., MS Project, CHAMP, SAP)



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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