Process Engineer

Date: Feb 9, 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 Engineer

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the Performance Coatings and Personal Care market 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 Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, driving and supporting pilot plant operations. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life.

The Process Engineer will provide support to the Performance Coatings/Personal Care pilot plant, support and/or lead capital projects, and support building systems such as MOC’s, RCA’s, PHA’s, PSSR’s, JSA’s and CHA’s. This role will interact frequently with operators, manufacturing engineers, maintenance, and PT engineers.


What We're Looking For:

  • Support the Manufacturing and Development process areas with safety, quality, and process improvements.
  • Batch tracking to identify repeat failures and implement corrective actions
  • Provide Development and Manufacturing Support for capital projects
  • Planning the weekly run schedule
  • SARA 313 Reporting
  • Disposition of raw materials, PT samples and finished goods
  • Overall efforts are directed towards improving the infrastructure of the area, supporting manufacturing engineers and operators, supporting PT engineer with scale up questions while also supporting the systems in the area.
  • Ensure safe operations by observing all Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) procedures.  Update and standardize operating procedures in area.
  • Ensure we adhere to various systems that involve improving and maintaining the area such as but not limited to MOC’s, PHA’s, CHA’s, PSSR’s, JSA’s and incident reporting.
  • Understand the general concepts of ISO 9001 quality standards and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • Set the weekly charge schedule
  • Interact daily with foreman and manufacturing engineers to successfully execute the operating plan.
  • Planning weekly tasks and objectives to meet the production schedule and plant initiatives.
  • Strong focus on Continuous Improvement with emphasis on the following principles: Learning Organization, Process Centered and Long-term Vision.  Support and lead initiatives in 5S, Leader Standard Work (LSW), Procedural Standardization and training program enhancements.
  • Drive continual improvement of the operating areas in the areas of product quality, process development, efficiency, HS&E and untapped human creativity. 
  • Become familiar with the operating equipment and be able to troubleshoot problems to improve equipment performance.
  • Work with maintenance coordinator to improve equipment reliability.
  • Join forces with chemical operators to learn the process and how it is performed, and to solicit innovative ideas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with department engineers to identify, provide justification and start-up support for capital projects.
  • Monitor product quality and lead effort to continuously drive improvements in process capability. 


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • 1+ years’ experience in chemical plant operations
  • Demonstrated process engineering skills, with an emphasis on safety, troubleshooting and process improvement.
  • Familiar with unit operations and able to learn and understand intricacies of specific chemical processes.
  • Lead and participate in cross functional teams in new product development, technology transfer, process improvement and general operations.


Considered a Plus:

  • Experience with project engineering, construction processes, and project management.
  • Experience leading PHA’s and using MOC’s
  • Programming experience with Delta V DCS.
  • Knowledge of SAP.


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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