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Biomedical Engineering Co-op Program Spring/Summer 2022

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Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Victor, MT, US, 59875

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.


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 2022 semester.


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 six decades. Many of our senior leaders began their own careers as Lubrizol co-ops; this list includes our President and CEO, Eric Schnur and our former President and CEO, James Hambrick. 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:


Chemical Operations (Brecksville)

This assignment will provide you with the basic understanding of the chemistry and processing of the Life Science Health product lines. You will work side-by-side with the chemical operators in the Pilot Plant turning valves, charging raw materials, monitoring charges, and helping to trouble shoot the various processing equipment while learning the basic chemistry and operating procedures within Lubrizol Advanced Materials. You will also assist the Pilot Plant Engineers with small projects to keep the plant running smoothly. The knowledge you gain during this term will serve as a foundation for all future assignments.

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 up 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 assistance during work sessions
    • Housing assistance and relocation assistance is offered to students with a permanent residence that is 35 miles or more 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 James Hambrick, President and CEO, and Eric Schnur, Corporate VP and COO.


Who are we looking for?

  • Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from an accredited university, with a graduation date of 2024 or later.
  • Ability to complete three or more co-op work terms.
  • Students with GPA > 3.0 will be given priority consideration.


How do you learn more or apply?

Lubrizol partners with universities across the country to recruit for the Biomedical Engineering 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."

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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