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Maintenance Technician

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Date: Oct 20, 2021

Location: Clifton, NJ, US, 7012

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


Position Summary

The primary responsibility of the Facilities Specialist includes ensuring equipment within the Clifton, NJ facility is properly maintained with minimum equipment down time.  This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Performing and documenting plant-wide inspections, preventive maintenance and maintaining equipment files.  Conducting annual ultrasonic thickness testing of production reactors.
  • Performing repair maintenance on equipment such as: seals, valves, flanges, fittings, hoses, pumps, scales, piping, vacuum systems, heat exchangers, cooling tower and mobile equipment.  Performing minor electrical repairs.  Maintenance of general building and grounds.
  • Maintaining and operating high pressure steam boilers.
  • Ability to identify true root cause of an unplanned event and identify robust solutions to prevent recurrence.
  • Entering work orders and requisitions in SAP for maintenance equipment.
  • Organizing and overseeing contractors brought onsite for larger maintenance and capital projects.
  • Assisting the Plant Manager with capital planning and other maintenance related work and projects.  


Qualifications & Experience

  • High school diploma required.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing repair work.
  • Must have Black Seal Boiler Operator license; however, plant will provide training for licensure, if necessary.
  • Must be familiar with basic mechanical hand tools, electrical testing devices, welding machines, pipe threading machines, and plumbing tools.
  • Familiarity with LEL, oxygen, and carbon monoxide monitoring.  Familiarity with the handling of corrosive, flammable, and combustible chemicals. Must have good understanding of the operation of centrifugal, diaphragm, and gear pumps.
  • Basic computer skills necessary.  Ability to collaborate and prioritize tasks as needed.


Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to use required Personal Protective Equipment:  air purifying respirator, welding face shield, gloves, safety glasses /goggles, hearing protection and a hard hat.
  • Must be able to perform permit-required entry into confined space production vessels for maintenance work.
  • Adherence to safe work practices that include hot work, confined space, lock-out/tag-out, and line breaking.
  • Follow all plant safety, security, and ethics rules.
  • Routine schedule is Monday through Friday, although some Saturdays required.


Lubrizol offers competitive benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Age-Weighted Defined Contribution Plan…and so much more!

Visit http://benefits.lubrizol.com to learn more.


Lubrizol's Clifton facility is located in Clifton, NJ, a wonderful not-so-small town in the heart of Northeast New Jersey.  With a population of approximately 85,000, Clifton offers something for everyone.  There are plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment options for you to enjoy right in the heart of Clifton.  Clifton also has great schools, diverse, tight-knit communities, and allows convenient travel to all the surrounding area has to offer.  We are located within a 25 minute drive of several excellent colleges and universities, multiple award-winning healthcare facilities, some of the area's largest shopping malls, and iconic New York City.  Whether you feel like gambling, walking on the beach, attending an NFL football game, hitting the slopes, or enjoying a fabulous bottle of wine at a local vineyard you can do it all in New Jersey.


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.


Do You Need Assistance?

Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

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