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Plant Engineer

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Date: Jul 30, 2022

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.



As the Plant Engineer, you will work closely with the Plant Manager to provide production support related to process optimization, troubleshooting process and equipment issues, and to improve process safety. In addition, you will handle site HSES-related responsibilities and manage small capital projects. The Plant Engineer reports to the Plant Manager and backs up the Plant Manager when required.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Provides process troubleshooting and technical support to Production and the laboratory involving batches.
  • Provides technical support for manufacturing equipment and boiler issues.  Conducts the site’s Mechanical Integrity Program and participates in Pre-Start-Up Safety Reviews.
  • Optimizes manufacturing processes for safety and productivity.
  • Maintains and updates production batch sheets, operational SOP’s, and other related documents.
  • Creates appropriation requests for capital projects and serves as a Project Manager.
  • Assists with conducting investigations for quality complaints, safety accident and incidents and implementing corrective actions.
  • Assists with the introduction of new products, raw materials, and processes.
  • Assists with scheduling and conducting general site training, as well as the site’s emergency response training and updates to the emergency response plan as required.
  • Assists with the site’s Process Safety Management Program and the completion of PHA’s.
  • Coordinates and participates in internal and external HSES audits.
  • Assists with maintaining and updating the site’s RC14001 Program.
  • Assists with the site’s “Site Security Procedure” and CFATS requirements.
  • Maintains and updates P&ID’s and administers the Management of Change Program.
  • Assists with the “HSES Leading Indicators Program” and helps to implement corrective actions for safety improvement initiatives.
  • Assists with the site’s ISRA case and other environmental responsibilities.
  • Fills backup roles when required to assist the Production Planning and Warehouse functions.


Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in chemical manufacturing or chemical processing environment.
  • Must possess strong troubleshooting and technical skills, as well as familiarity with general plant safety rules.
  • Must be knowledgeable in environmental, health, safety, and process safety regulations.
  • Experience with SAP is a plus
  • Ability to organize and conduct site safety meetings and other training sessions.
  • Must be able to deal with regulatory representatives and outside parties in a professional manner.
  • Basic math and computer skills necessary. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 


Working Conditions


  • Must qualify to wear an air purifying respirator as well as other required PPE (personal protective equipment).
  • Follow all safety, security, plant, and ethics rules.




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

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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.


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