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Analytical Chemist

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Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, 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. 


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Summary of Responsibilities

As a member of Measurement Science, you will provide analytical support to Lubrizol Advanced Materials business units by facilitating or leading efforts relating to fundamental knowledge generation, development of high-performance products, competitive analysis, technical support, and routine testing.  The primary focus of this role will be gas chromatography (GC) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS); however, this scientist role will also be expected to deliver results with other analytical chemisty techniques in the department.


Essential Job Functions  

  • Apply knowledge of, and lead research efforts in GC and GC-MS to support the development of new products, generate fundamental knowledge, and/or support business needs
  • Generate, organize, interpret, and report data in support of technical projects and service requests
  • Perform hands-on research as well as direct and prioritize the work of technical staff
  • Proactively seek understanding of customer needs
  • Communicate and interact with a broad range of internal and external customers through technical reports, presentations, and 1-on-1 conversations
  • Meaningfully convey technical information across departments and divisions
  • Drive projects from inception through completion
  • Maintain familiarity with current literature and recent advances in analytical chemistry
  • Integrate new technology for new applications and product support
  • Troubleshoot and maintain test equipment and procedures
  • Participate in the recruitment, training, and mentoring of technical staff
  • Actively participate in Lubrizol safety programs, ensure compliance with safety procedures, and maintain good housekeeping


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Polymer Science, or Materials Science with a minimum of 2 years of analytical chemistry lab experience in industry with GC/GC-MS
    • or M.S. in Analytical Chemistry
  • Experience writing technical reports of publication quality
  • Demonstrated project management experience including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships with colleagues at multiple levels of an organization
  • Must be self-motivated with ability to handle, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and be able to perform under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate scientific curiosity and be results-driven
  • Ability to travel as required (less than 10%)
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with other analytical chemistry techniques such as liquid chromatography (HPLC, GPC, UPLC), MS, or NMR.


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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