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R&D Technician

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Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


The Lubrizol Corporation currently has an opening for motivated team-player to fill the role of Research and Development Technician at our facility in Brecksville, Ohio.
As a technician, you prepare and process materials, setup and operate equipment. If there’s a problem, we need your analytical support and troubleshooting skills to help solve it. 


•Weigh-up materials and setup equipment. Process materials using a Henschel, 2-roll mill, extrusion, injection molding, compression molding machines. Prepare test specimens and test samples using Brabender rheometer.
•Ensure compliance with safety procedures and good housekeeping practices.
•Actively participate in department safety programs.
•Organize laboratory work to meet multiple assignment objectives.
•Meet the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers.
•Conduct basic troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation.


•High school or GED including high school science
•Excellent math and reading skills
•Computer literacy including Microsoft Office applications
•Strong interpersonal communication skills (oral/written)
•Ability to plan tasks independently
•Problem solving skills
•Ability to lift and handle up to 50 lbs
•Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.


•Associate or bachelor degree in chemistry or science-related field
•Two to three years of previous lab experience
•Working knowledge of extruders and/or injection molding machines
•Familiarity with Lubrizol products, intermediates, and raw materials
•Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and act on them
•Previous experience in a team-based work environment


Lubrizol Benefits

Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
Health Savings Account
Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
Flexible work environment
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With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  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.


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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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