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Biomedical Engineering Co-op Program (Spring/Summer 2023)

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Date: Jan 30, 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. 

Biomedical Engineering Operations Co-op Program 


Job Description 


The Lubrizol Corporation is looking for highly motivated sophomores for our Biomedical Engineering Co-op Program to start in our program in the Spring or Summer 2023 semesters. 


What will you gain from this opportunity? 

Lubrizol believes in providing you with a wide variety of experiences and increasing your responsibilities as you progress through the program. As a Lubrizol Biomedical Engineering Co-op, you will rotate through a number of different assignments based on your interests and opportunities in the company. Assignments will challenge you in an effort to promote professional growth while being an integral part of the company’s business. Lubrizol’s commitment to providing a rewarding experience for you is guaranteed to pay dividends in your career development. 


Lubrizol’s co-op programs have been around for over five decades. Many of our senior leaders began their own careers as Lubrizol co-ops; this list includes former Lubrizol Presidents and CEOs. Each Lubrizol Biomedical Engineering Co-op is regarded as a potential future leader. 


What will you do in the Biomedical Engineering Co-op Rotations? 

Students are recruited, interviewed, and selected to join the Biomedical Engineering Co-op Program. Hired co-ops are then placed into our rotational program where assignments will range from process development, manufacturing support, and regulatory compliance. Each assignment offers a unique location and set of responsibilities. The following provides a brief description of some of the available work terms: 


Research and Development (Brecksville) 

This assignment will provide you with a basic understanding of the chemistry and processing of our Life Science Medical Polymers product lines. You will assist with R&D projects for new product development, applications testing and development, and more. This term is intended to give you a strong foundation in lab work, experiment design and data analysis, and technical communication. You will learn how to translate product chemistry into processing and application performance for our customers and develop a strong understanding of Lubrizol’s innovation pipeline for Lubrizol Life Sciences. 


Production (Corona, Franklin, Victor, Wilmington) 

While working in Production, you will assist the area engineers to ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of one of our many production facilities. You will also work on a wide variety of process improvement projects including process optimization, safety improvements, new equipment start-up, and energy monitoring and improvements that will help the company by increasing capacity, improving processing, and reducing operating costs. You may also get involved in the capital project process which may include: equipment or control system design, project estimation, installation, and start-up. This assignment will expose you to a wide variety of projects that will develop your troubleshooting and problem-solving skills while applying the knowledge you have learned in the classroom. This term can take place at several of our production facilities throughout the United States, with opportunities opening at new plants all the time. 


Process Development (Brecksville) 

Our Process Development group is responsible for developing and scaling up new products and assisting the plants in optimizing the quality and processing of existing products. In this term, you will be asked to design lab and pilot scale experiments, implement equipment changes, develop and evaluate analytical tests, collect and analyze data, and then make recommendations based on your results. In this assignment you will be challenged to expand on your classroom studies and to think outside of the box to help expand Lubrizol’s technology base as we develop new and innovative products.  


Benefits of Lubrizol’s Biomedical Engineering Co-op Program:  

  • Rewarding your hard work! 

  • Competitive pay 

  • Holiday pay for holidays that fall within your work period 

  • Tuition reimbursement for fees associated with co-oping 

  • Housing assistance and relocation assistance is offered to students with a permanent residence that is greater than 35 miles from their assigned work location(s) 

  • Diverse experiences with the stability of one employer. We ask co-ops to visit one of our many locations across the country for one of their work sessions; this provides a deeper understanding of different businesses, products, processes, and people. 

  • FUN! We a variety of events and activities for our students. Past events include attending sports events, paid volunteering days, and even a picnic hosted by our CEO! 

  • Grow professionally. All co-ops present their work at the end of each work session. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your public speaking skills and hear what other co-ops are doing. 

  • Full-time opportunities after graduation. Our engineering co-op program is an important vehicle for hiring full-time engineers at Lubrizol. In fact, more than 70% of co-ops come to Lubrizol after graduation. Two of our most well-known former co-ops include former Lubrizol President's and CEO's. 


Who are we looking for? 

  • Students who are interested in working in a chemical manufacturing environment. 

  • Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from an accredited university, with a graduation date up to 2026. 

  • Ability to complete three or more co-op work terms (preferred) 

  • Students with GPA > 3.0 will be given priority consideration.  

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without requiring work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. 


Location Pay Differentials

Like many companies with employees in multiple geographic areas, Lubrizol uses geographic pay differentials (regional salary structures). Salary structures for geographic areas with higher prevailing salary rates for comparable jobs have higher salary ranges than structures for areas with lower prevailing rates.

  • Pay Range: $22.04 - $31.43 


How do you learn more or apply? 

Lubrizol partners with universities across the country to recruit for the Biomedical Engineering Operations Co-op Program. Talk to your university career services department to find out when we will be on your campus. Then, visit us at our information session and at your university career fair. You will also need to submit an online application - click "Apply Now." 




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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