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Applications Engineer

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Date: Jan 5, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives. 

 

Lubrizol Life Science Health is a new and rapidly growing business segment within the Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company.  We are a total solutions provider for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, offering customized solutions including innovative materials, excipients, drug formulation development, and best-in-class contract manufacturing.  It is our vision to become the preferred contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for complex pharmaceuticals and innovative medical devices providing differentiated polymers and excipients, along with state-of-the-art design, development, and manufacturing services to the healthcare industry.

 

Lubrizol Life Science Health is currently hiring an Applications Engineer for our Medical Polymers R&D team.  To be successful, the candidate must be highly self-motivated, results oriented, collaborative, and creative in finding solutions to difficult challenges.  Our Medical Polymers business unit provides the medical device market with thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) which are regarded for their biocompatibility, strength, and processing versatility.  It will be the engineer’s responsibility to provide ongoing support of our portfolio of commercialized TPUs as well as enhance our understanding of the structure-processing-performance relationships in both existing and new TPUs.  The job will be located at our Center of Excellence for Medical Polymers, featuring a new state-of-the-art applications lab, in Brecksville, Ohio.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support manufacturing plants in the ongoing maintenance of our broad portfolio of TPUs. 
  • Build structure-processing-performance relationships models of our polymers, with emphasis on innovative processing methods. 
  • Develop mechanical test methods that measure performance characteristics of polymers, medical devices, and medical device components.
  • Support engineering efforts for both internal R&D projects as well as customer driven contract development projects. 
  • Proactively maintain a safe working environment by ensuring conformance to company and industry safety rules and regulations.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in mechanical engineering, materials science, polymer science/engineering, biomedical engineering, plastics engineering, chemical engineering, or related degree.
  • 0-8 years of industrial experience (duties, responsibilities, and expectations will be commensurate with experience).
  • Experience in thermal processing of polymer including extrusion and compounding.
  • Experience and expertise with polymer analytical methods, e.g. mechanical testing, melt flow index, GPC, DSC, DMA, FTIR.
  • Lab experience developing methods for measuring mechanical properties of materials. 
  • Demonstrated ability to balance competing timelines and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of scientific rigor.
  • Results driven attitude and a passion for learning.
  • Basic software skills including Microsoft Office and SharePoint.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. 

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Medical device experience including familiarity with ISO and ASTM standards for medical device testing and development.
  • CAD experience, e.g. SolidWorks.
  • Finite element analysis.
  • Experience with a broad range of biomaterials including but not limited to TPUs.

 

 

Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account

 

 

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.


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