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Applications Development Engineer

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Date: Feb 8, 2023

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

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. 

This person will lead new product development programs targeted with US based customers related to molded parts or films. A key function is to develop test protocols for finished parts related to end use performance. Acting as technical contact for key customers in the region is also an important role. Frequent contact with external customers, brands and partners is expected.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Lead application development projects related to molding or films to support the business based on next generation products in footwear, industrial or recreational markets.
  • Support new business development efforts through leading application development projects and customer contact.
  • Establish protocols to quantify part and film performance as related to end use performance.
  • Conduct customer trials of newly developed products for impacted markets.
  • Develop application tests to validate performance in the end use.
  • Assist other regional application labs and interdivisional projects.
  • Stay current with new developments in TPU chemistry, characterization and processing.
  • Provide customer and conference technical or product presentations as requested.
  • Proactively maintain a safe working environment and other required scientist functions.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in Polymer or Chemical Engineering or Polymer/Material Science and 3 years of industry experience in Applications Development or related R&D.

OR

  • M.S. degree in Polymer or Chemical Engineering or Polymer/Material Science and 5 years of industry experience in Applications Development or related R&D.
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated industry experience (depending on degree) with thermoplastic polyurethanes or related elastomers and their applications in an injection molding or extrusion related field.
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated industry experience (depending on degree) providing significant customer support and relationship development.
  • Travel will range from 20-35% both domestic and international.

 

What Lubrizol offers:

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

 

 

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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