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Date: Sep 14, 2022

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.



  • Deliver accurate and timely laboratory results while demonstrating Lubrizol Cultural Beliefs and ensuring safe working conditions.
  • Conduct experiments according to defined operating procedures, including operation of Henschel mixers, 2-roll mill, pipe extrusion, pipe fitting injection molding and compression molding machines.
  • Continuously improve work practices and procedures to enhance safety, efficiency, quality of testing.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and work closely with scientists, engineers, and business partners to resolve issues or problems, and appropriately elevate situations to scientists, engineers, manager and/or business partner when necessary.
  • Recognize validity of test data, evaluate data to ensure accuracy prior to communicating results, and notify manger regarding non-conformances and work to identify root causes of inconsistent test data.  
  • Document test data in Excel and Lubrizol’s internal software.
  • Articulate and communicate lab results to scientist, manager, and business partners with timely status updates.
  • Assemble, prepare, and maintain extrusion, injection molding, and other test equipment.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on equipment, as defined in SOPs; elevate and collaborate with appropriate partners to resolve deficiencies. 
  • Practice hazard recognition in daily work activities. Seek to improve and promote the safety, organization, environmental impact and efficiency of the work area. 
  • Recognize priority conflicts; escalate conflicts to supervision and offer recommendations to best accomplish work based on knowledge and understanding of processes.
  • Follow the flexible workforce mindset, seeking to cross-train to help areas of highest need focusing on overall group needs. 



  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least one year of experience in a R&D lab, manufacturing, or similar industrial/academic setting
  • Observational and recordkeeping skills to track conditions, procedures, deviations, and results of experiments.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to evaluate not only the results of experiments but also the procedures used to obtain them as well as identify root causes of any problems.
  • Working knowledge of core mathematical/statistical concepts.
  • Computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office).
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and accomplished shared goals.  
  • Able to wear necessary PPE (including full face respirator)
  • Able to repeatedly lift 55 pounds
  • Able to become certified to drive a forklift
  • Be available for occasional off-hours / weekend work



  • Degree or professional certification in polymer science / processing or another science-related field
  • Experience in plastic or rubber manufacturing and/or testing
  • Working knowledge of plastics extrusion and/or injection molding
  • Forklift driving experience
  • Lock Out Tag Out experience
  • Emergency Response experience
  • Knowledge of Lubrizol’s internal Research Applications such as ChemTestInfo, Results Uploader, gLIMS, REx, Information Warehouse, etc.
  • Familiarity with Lubrizol products, intermediates, and raw materials

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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