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Process Improvement Engineer - Estane

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Date: Jun 2, 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 Estane Process Improvement Engineer drives and advocates continuous improvement initiatives in Estane manufacturing, with an emphasis on initiatives that have a global impact and are leverageable between Estane manufacturing locations. The Process Improvement Engineer is a resource on problem solving and statistical data analysis, helping Estane manufacturing to achieve 6% UOI growth. As a member of the Process Technology group, the Process Improvement Engineer is a member of a diverse team, with members located in multiple regions across the globe, reporting to the Estane PT - Global Process Improvement Manager in Brecksville, Ohio.



Enable 6% UOI growth by cultivating a culture and commitment to safety excellence while ensuring responsible and disciplined operations within the Estane Global Process Technology, Quality & Improvement team. Scale-up new products at targeted cost, quality, and agreed upon time. Support the plants in critical quality improvements, drive process improvement for existing products and advance process technologies.



  • Drives, supports, mentors and trains advanced problem-solving methods and statistical data analysis. Promotes the continuous improvement mindset across the organization globally.
  • Coordinates Design of Experiment (DOE) trials in pilot plant and commercial trials at the manufacturing plants (Manufacturing Authorization).
  • Develops and improves QC lab test methods (MSA, Gage R&R).
  • Organizes data collection and evaluates complex datasets using statistical analysis tools with/without support from Lubrizol statisticians on projects to improve quality, efficiency, and waste reduction.
  • Clearly and succinctly presents conclusions and financial impact/benefits to management.
  • Documents and communicates to facilitate knowledge transfer and leverage improvements on a global scale.
  • Collaborates with members throughout the organization, including business, marketing, R&D, applications, supply chain, procurement, quality, and manufacturing.
  • Represents Lubrizol in professional relationships in projects with external customers, vendors, tollers, contractors and universities, while protecting Lubrizol intellectual property.
  • Identifies and explores new improvement opportunities and technology innovation.
  • Contributes to improvements in Health & Safety, sustainability, and waste reduction initiatives.
  • Works respectfully with global team members from diverse cultures across multiple time-zones, outside of normal working hours when needed.
  • Travels to manufacturing locations from Lubrizol and external partners located in the US, and occasionally Europe and Asia, for training and support.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience, demonstrating solid fundamental knowledge of process engineering, unit operations and process safety.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Experience with process improvement methods, such as Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Six Sigma/DMAIC, 8D, Core Problem Solving, Cause Mapping, Joiner 7 Step Method, Value Stream Mapping, etc.
  • Proficient in statistical data analysis (ANOM, ANOVA, Gage R&R, Capability Analysis) and related software (Statgraphics, Minitab, JMP, Simca).



  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with process control: PLC, DCS (DeltaV).
  • Experience with data historian software/tools: Osisoft PI/ProcessBook, Seeq.
  • Knowledge of polymers, specifically Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and polymer testing and characterization techniques (Rheology, molecular weight, mechanical properties).



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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