Formulation Scientist

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Date: Feb 2, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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. 


Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems and Materials

The world leader in CPVC resins and compounds with proven performance - since 1959.


We currently have a great career opportunity for a Formulation Scientist in our Brecksville, OH facility supporting our TempRite® R&D group. This position reports to the Applications Technology Manager and will be responsible for formulation and development of compounds for new and existing product lines.


 Essential Job Functions:  
•    Support current business teams initiatives and needs for existing and new CPVC compound formulations.
•    Research, develop and evaluate new formulations through experimental design utilizing laboratory R&D processing equipment along with performance and analytical testing.
•    Support the scale-up to customer evaluations in concert with technical services to ensure new compounds or formulation changes meets necessary criteria regarding expected quality and product consistency. This should include consideration for quality, processing, handling of materials, approval body certifications and customer requirements.
•    Lead and communicate the R&D and technical aspects of projects to the business.
•    Ensure codes, standards and approvals are met and maintained for all commercial products.
•    Provide guidance as a member of cross-functional project team, be a team player.
•    Maintain records of experiments, results, and conclusions with subsequent reports both mid-term and at project conclusion.
•    Ensure project timelines and project management practices are incorporated into key projects.
•    Provide progress updates through regular issuance of written and verbal reports.
•    Provide guidance or experience to other members when and where applicable.
•    Be open to innovation, consider new and innovative solutions.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
•    Minimum bachelor’s degree in chemistry, materials sciences, chemical engineering, polymer engineering or related scientific field from an accredited college or university.  A master’s degree or PhD is considered a plus.
•    Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, results oriented.
•    Ability to interpret structural chemistry and apply towards product properties and applications.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•    Strong record-keeping skills.
•    Strong PC skills including MS Office Products.
•    Understanding of design of experiments.
•    Solid project management skills.
•    Ability to work safely within LZAM laboratories.
•    Ability to travel as required.
 Considered a Plus:
•    Knowledge of polymers and additives, this may include PVDF, PES, PVC, PEX, PE, PERT, HDPE, PU, TPU, PC, CPVC, HDPE, ABS, and other associated polymers.
•    Commercial experience in processing for a wide variety of polymers and knowledge of their associated formulation or applications
•    Experience in extrusion, molding, sheet, or foaming processes


What Lubrizol offers:

•    Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans

•    401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution

•    Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings

•    Health Savings Account

•    Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave


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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