Chemical Operator

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Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Bowling Green, OH, US, 43402-1309

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position reports to the Production Forman and is responsible for the production of finished goods through blending, reacting, and packaging within the Bowling Green facility. This role is critical to the success of the facility and is responsible for maintaining a safe working environment, while producing quality products. This position will need to work cross-functionally with Maintenance, Sulfation, Truck Loading, and other groups, to problem solve daily.



  1. Creation of Surfactants:
    1. Charge the blend and reactor vessels with raw materials following manufacturing procedures.
    2. Make additions to the blend, reactor and storage vessels from instructions provided by QC lab.
    3. Monitor reactions, temperatures, pressures, etc. to ensure equipment functionality while maintaining batch parameters.
    4. Sample blend, reactor, or storage vessels as needed to get the product within specification.
      1. Ensure proper process is being utilized to sample and submit those samples to the lab, without cross contamination of the sample.
  2. Fill and label drums, or totes, with finished products from blend, reactor, or storage vessels following Standard Operator Procedures (SOPs).
  3. Complete cleaning and sanitization on set ups, vessels, etc. as needed to ensure clean and sanitary equipment is being utilized in the creation of surfactants.
  4. Able to troubleshoot production issues with minimal to no technical assistance. Communicate or escalate to the appropriate resources for solution. Leverage expertise of co-workers to solve problems.
  5. Proactively work to keep yourselves and others productive throughout the shift. Seek out additional work if current work is completed.
  6. Participates in planning ahead to ensure enough work is available and scheduled to keep all operators in their area productive for the current shift and future shift(s).
  7. Trains and coaches’ operators on processes effectively. Actively corrects others professionally, identified those who are not performing a process according to the instructions.
  8. Consistently exceeds production goals and brings up process improvement ideas. Is versatile and can interact with other departments to help meet customer needs. Actively seeks out learning new tasks.
  9. Thorough understanding of the details of the Chemical Operator position, and the ability to train others to those details on a regular basis if needed. Has a high level of understanding of many processes and is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on those.
  10. Maintain accurate inventory and SAP movements of raw and finished materials.
    1. Actively obtains materials/components for themselves and others to ensure production efficiency for the shift and future shift(s).  Notify lead if material/components are not available or are running low.
  11. Operate forklift, as needed, throughout the shift
  12. Complete all tasks wearing the proper PPE. Actively participates in safety initiatives and follows/understands all safety rules and practices. Actively seeks out safety hazards and improvements. Raises concerns appropriately.  
  13. Maintain proper paperwork following GMP guidelines.
    1. Accurately record data following Good Documentation Practices. Utilize HPI tools such as Circle Slash when applicable.
  14. Set an example of maintain good housekeeping of work area and plant.
  15. Demonstrate Lubrizol Cultural beliefs in daily job, actively promoting these beliefs to co-workers.
  16. Fill in for Chemical Operator Lead as needed, understanding the basic job functions of their role. Holds self and others accountable.
  17. Perform other duties as required and directed by Manufacturing Manager, Production Foreman, or lead operators.



  1. High School diploma and 3-6 years of related experience or combination of education and experience.
  2. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  3. Read and comprehend procedures, drawings, and specifications.
  4. Must have valid driver’s license.
  5. Basic arithmetic skills
  6. Basic knowledge of measuring instruments.
  7. Good written and oral communications skills



  • Constantly use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Frequently sit, stand, walk, and reach within hands and arm’s length.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Constant repetitive motion tasks, including pushing, pulling, and reaching.
  • Constant work at close vision.




The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Required PPE includes a uniform (provided; pants and long sleeve shirt), safety glasses, hard hat, and steel toed boots. Additional PPE may include chemical suit, chemical boots, respirator, sanitation boots, and earplugs (when needed) on production floor.



If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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