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Human Resources Development Program

Date: Jan 2, 2019

Location: Brecksville, Ohio, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives. 


Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent. 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.



The Human Resources Development Program is designed to recruit, develop and retain high potential candidates who possess the skills, aspiration and mobility to develop into Human Resources leaders within the organization.


Entry to the program begins with an 18-month HR Generalist assignment at Lubrizol Advanced Material’s (LZAM) Headquarters in Brecksville, Ohio. For this role, you will report to Global HR Director for LZAM and support the LZAM Business HR team. While you will play an active role in the team and have clear accountabilities, your development will be focused on learning the organization, our businesses, and our process through projects assigned by the HR Director.


Mobility is an essential requirement for consideration for this program.  You must be open to move throughout the US within 18 months, as your next assignment will be at a manufacturing/operations site or a role within the HR COE (talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, etc.) 


This role will provide key support and analysis to the Lubrizol Advanced Materials Business HR team.  Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, presentations, reports, gathering and providing necessary data/analytics to monitor and support human resource activities.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced matrix environment that that is built around collaboration, building relationships and delivering results. 


  • Human Resource Support Initiatives
    • Process pay, title and organization changes via SAP HR
    • Manage leave management system for LZAM
    • Support HR team as needed, this includes report analysis, headcount reports
    • Maintain HR personnel folders and documents
    • Draft organizational announcements and site communications
    • Manage unemployment claims and respond to HR site requests
    • Manage fleet program for LZAM
    • Provide support to remote sites as needed, this includes reports/metrics
    • Special projects as assigned
    • Provide support to HR Partners for annual HR processes as needed (e.g., Performance & Career Management, Talent Reviews)
  • Manage Onboarding/Offboarding Process
    • Onboarding (e-mail to manager, onboard new hire, schedule benefits meeting)
    • Process terminations and generate internal communication
  • Brecksville Site Tasks
    • Work with wellness coach on programs and any external agency requests
    • Culture champion for employee events


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Previous HR experience is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • SAP HR system experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office expertise including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to maintain an elevated level of confidentiality
  • Highly resourceful and flexible in accomplishing tasks and solving problems; self-starter
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
  • Strong organizational skills; detail oriented
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and/or time constraints yet maintain accuracy in work output
  • Ability to work independently
  • High energy and ability to adjust to demanding business needs






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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account



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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