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Chemistry Intern/Co-op

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Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

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.

Chemistry Summer Internship/Co-op

R&D Internship/ Co-op is for the rising seniors with passion for science and how it relates to consumers daily lives.  You will be part of the science behind putting together and testing the performance of everyday formulations like lotions, creams, sunscreens and color cosmetics.  Science laboratory experience is required for this position.


A day in the life

  • Work with research scientists to prepare and develop new chemical products and/or formulations
  • Assist in developing structure-performance relationships
  • Conduct testing following provided procedures
  • Document, interpret and accurately record data in the laboratory notebook
  • Communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers and give progress reports to groups of scientists
  • Work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team to deliver on prototype and scale up projects for the Beauty Business
  • Ensure new formulation concepts are evaluated against appropriate benchmarks using accepted protocols
  • Follow safe laboratory practices


Who are we looking for?

  • Student currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate chemistry or chemical engineering degree at an accredited college/university with a graduation date before December 2022.
  • Some experience in synthetic organic / polymer chemistry laboratory techniques
  • Knowledge of basic chemical calculations (formula weights, stoichiometry, etc…)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work minimum 15 hours/week Monday – Friday in Brecksville, Ohio during the Spring 2022 school term
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Must not require sponsorship for this position now and/or in the future


Benefits of Lubrizol’s Chemistry Internship/ Co-Op Programs:

  • Rewarding your hard work!
    • Competitive pay
    • Holiday pay for holidays that fall within your work period
  • Grow professionally. All interns/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.



With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


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.


Do You Need Assistance?

Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

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