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Formulation Scientist - Performance Coatings

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Date: Jul 16, 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.


The Performance Coatings Group (PCG) has an immediate opening for a Formulation Scientist in the Innovation Technology Group.  This role is accountable for driving new product development for solvent-borne and water-borne coatings to meet our global business and technical targets.



  • Leads new product development for solvent-borne and water-borne coatings in the North America region to meet our global business and technical targets.
  • Executes medium and long-term development projects to develop coatings with unique and differentiated performance for various substrates (e.g. metal).
  • Leads the development of in-house formulation and testing capabilities that is meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • Evaluates and tests experimental polymers to provide results and recommendations to development team.
  • Collaborates with Lubrizol personnel to extend structure-property-performance understanding throughout the organization.
  • Supports customer evaluations of PCG polymers and formulations for Metal Substrates.



  • Minimum of B.S. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field with a minimum 7+ years’ experience
  • Experience formulating and testing solvent-borne and water-borne coatings
  • Experience developing products for the protective coatings market (C3 and above)
  • Understanding of fundamentals of one component and two component coatings technologies.
  • Ability to travel as needed to support the evaluations and commercialization of new systems (est. 10%)
  • Ability to work safely within PCG laboratories and customer facilities.
  • Experience leading multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good understanding of Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, results-oriented



  • Advanced degree
  • Understanding of industrial and adhesives applications.


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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