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Date: Jan 18, 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.


Scientist  – Performance Coatings


Job Mission

The Performance Coatings Group (PCG) within Lubrizol has an immediate opening for a Scientist.  This role will have the primary responsibility to support new product development for solvent-borne coatings to meet our global business and technical targets.


Key Job Accountabilities

  • Support new product development for solvent-borne coatings in the North America region to meet our global business and technical targets.
    • Accountable for the execution medium and long-term development projects to develop coatings with unique and differentiated performance for various substrates (e.g. metal).
  • Aid in developing in-house formulation and testing capabilities that is equal to (if not better than) our customer base.
  • Evaluate and test experimental polymers to provide results and recommendations to development team.
  • Collaborate with Lubrizol personnel to extend structure-property-performance understanding throughout the organization.
  • Support customer evaluations of LZAM polymers and formulations for Metal Substrates.


Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. degree or higher in Chemistry, or related field from an accredited college/university with a minimum 3+ years’ experience formulating and testing solvent borne coatings. Or high school graduate with 10+ years in experience formulating and testing solvent borne coatings.
  • Understanding of fundamentals of one component and two component coatings technologies.
  • Ability to travel as needed to support the evaluations and commercialization of new systems (est. 10%).
  • Ability to work safely within LZAM laboratories and customer facilities.
  • Experience supporting multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Good understanding of Design of Experiments (DOE).
  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, results oriented.


Considered a Plus

  • Knowledge of the polymers and additives used in the above-mentioned market formulations.
  • Developed understanding of industrial and adhesives applications.

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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