Resin Sciences Technical Manager

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Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Resin Sciences Technical Manager

Job Location: Brecksville, OH

Job type: Full-Time

Type of role: Hybrid


About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

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.   


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Resin Sciences Technical Manager  

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the chemical industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Resin Sciences Technical Manager, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, managing the team and R&D efforts to support business growth.  The Resin Sciences Technical Manager will collaborate with other R&D members as well as members of the Operations team to ensure the successful scale up of CPVC resins.  The incumbent will aggressively seek to protect Lubrizol’s IP to ensure that we maintain a competitive edge.


What We're Looking For:

  • Ensure excellent personal and process safety, regulatory, and housekeeping performance in laboratory operations.
  • Manage independent research team’s efforts in CPVC chemistry, processing, and characterization of CPVC resin to improve processing and product performance.
  • Oversee efforts to identify and utilize new analytical techniques to advance understanding of CPVC resin structure and physical properties.
  • Collaborate with Operations, Applications, Technical Service, Procurement, and manufacturing plants to scale up new products and process improvements.
  • Consult with internal and external stakeholders as an expert in resin chemistry, process, properties to advance technology.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams to achieve business goals.
  • Maintain accurate and clear records and written reports on experimental data and interpretation of results. Evaluate experimental and production data and identify trends.
  • Supervise resin characterization and chlorination lab operations including operation and troubleshooting of instruments.
  • Champion intellectual property efforts by developing a deep knowledge of the patent landscape and track pertinent literature.  Ensure that the team aggressively seeks IP protection when possible.
  • 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.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry/polymer science/materials science (or closely related field) from an accredited college/university and 5+ years of experience in an R&D or production environment focused on polymer synthesis/processing or a BS in chemical engineering with 10 years of experience.  
  • 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%)


Considered a Plus:

  • Previous experience in people leadership
  • 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


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave

Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities. 

We work with a relentless commitment to operate safely and responsibly, keeping safety, sustainability, ethics, and compliance at the forefront of everything we do. The well-being of our employees, customers and communities is paramount to our culture and in the way we approach our work.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic. 



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