Research Chemist

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Date: Feb 18, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
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. 

 

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

 

The Lubrizol Corporation currently has an opening for a safety-minded and results-oriented Research Chemist at our facility in Brecksville, Ohio. This role will support the TempRite business in the following key areas:

  • Ensure excellent personal and process safety, regulatory, and housekeeping performance in laboratory operations.
  • Perform independent research in CPVC chemistry, processing, and characterization of CPVC resin to improve processing and product performance.
  • Identify and utilize new analytical techniques to advance understanding of CPVC resin structure and physical properties.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams to achieve business goals.
  • Become a recognized subject matter expert in TempRite CPVC resin technology.
  • Maintain accurate and clear records and written reports on experimental data and interpretation of results.
  • Evaluate experimental and production data and identify trends.
  • Oversee resin characterization and chlorination lab operations including operation and troubleshooting of instruments.
  • Develop a good understanding of the intellectual property landscape and track pertinent literature.
  • Support plant resin evaluations to ensure new material implementations meet necessary quality, processing, material handling and approval body certification requirements.
  • Design and review outcomes of plant trials for quality and process improvements.
  • Communicate effectively to a global audience between key stakeholders across all levels of the organization.
  • Provide technical support and training to internal and external customers.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in chemistry from an accredited college/university
  • 5+ years of experience in a research & development or plant production role

 

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to take initiative, lead decisively, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational and written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize chemistry expertise to solve problems and develop product technology.
  • Experience in writing technical reports to communicate information to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to adhere to all lab safety and personal protective equipment requirements, including use of a respirator as needed.
  • Strong PC skills including MS Office Suite
  • Ability to travel as required (less than 10%)

 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of polymer processing and associated testing and analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis principles
  • Experience in chlorination chemistry, reactions and associated processes
  • Industrial/manufacturing experience

 

What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment
  • Learn more at benefits.lubrizol.com

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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