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TempRite R&D Applications Lab Technician

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Date: Mar 10, 2023

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. 


  • 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



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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