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Project Manager

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Corona, California, US, 92879

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 46586 

Vesta, a Lubrizol company is a contract manufacturer that specializes in producing thermoplastic extruded tubing and components for medical devices that are used in hospitals internationally. We strongly believe that it takes quality people to make quality products that are so important for everyday use, and we are always looking to expand our Vesta family. Vesta is located in Corona California which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.

Vesta Corona, California location has a class 8 certified clean room, which is 17,000 square feet. We have 14 extrusion lines as well as co-ex lines. We are able to run multiple extruders which can produce a two layer, stripes and three layer extrusion.

JOB TITLE:                          Project Manager                      DATE:                                  November 2018

REPORTS TO:                     Operations Manager                DEPARTMENT:                  Operations

CLASSIFICATION:              Exempt                                    DIRECT REPORT(S):          No      

WORK LOCATION:             Corona, CA                             UPDATED:                           11/02/18



The Project Manager is primarily responsible to lead cross-functional teams to plan and drive execution of projects, including new product programs, continuous improvement projects and programs. Leads cross-functional team including operations, engineering, quality, sales and finance to ensure timely completion of project deliverables.   Drives the use of project management tools in establishing timelines, building action item lists, assigning responsibility, completion dates and achieving milestones as well as following through to ensure completion and providing regular reporting of project status. 



  • Manages cross-functional project teams throughout the project ensuring deliverables are met on time and within budget
  • Maintains, updates and distributes reports to interested parties including team members, management and customers
  • Interfaces with customers or other external parties with regards to project status and updates
  • Utilizes Microsoft Project to manage timelines, build action items and assign responsibilities to achieve project milestones.
  • Works with management team to appropriately staff projects and identify misaligned priorities.
  • Promote use of tools and processes to drive improvement in overall schedule performance and accountability.
  • Is the focal point for project planning and communication
  • Understand and follow the SOP’s pertaining to the specific area.
  • Understand and follow the Work Instructions pertaining to the specific area
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in engineering
  • Five or more years of experience in project management. Preferably certified in project management (PMP).
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Project, Proficient in MSOffice
  • Must be detailed oriented and proactive in follow-up and follow through
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet delivery dates in a fast-paced customer manufacturing environment.
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt preferred



  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible to change and possess a high degree level of integrity and “can do attitude”.
  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
  • Operates on a high level of initiative and creativeness, requiring minimal supervision.
  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:



Ability to collect and analyze data to draw conclusions. Proficient in MS Excel and MS Project. 


Continuous Learning

Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.


Job Knowledge

Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.


Use of Technology

Demonstrates required skills; troubleshoots technological problems; keeps technical skills up to date.



Demonstrates attention to detail.


Problem Solving

Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Customer Service

Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.



Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.



Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.


Oral Communication

Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.



Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Written Communication

Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information. Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.


Conflict Resolution

Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.


Impact & Influence

Pursues and wins support for ideas; displays ability to influence key decision-makers; achieves win-win outcomes.



Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.



Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.


Organizational Support

Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.


Strategic Thinking

Adapts strategy to changing conditions.



Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.



Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.



Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.



Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.



Makes timely decisions.



Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.



Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.



Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.


Safety and Security 

Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Understanding of basic statistics.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. 

The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time. 

Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and special  relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

  • This physical demand level for this job is considered light with occasionally lifting 0 – 10 pounds 
  • Exposure to lifting more than 10 pounds is rare (if ever)
  • The employee may frequently be subject to static sitting, standing/walking and using hands to finger or handle/touch with constant exposure to static standing/sitting 
  • The employee will rarely be subject to pushing/pulling (rough poundage of force), floor to knuckle lift/lower, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower 
  • The following vision requirements apply: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to wet humid conditions, working in high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold or heat, risk of electrical shock or travel on company business.  The noise level is considered moderate (business office, computer printer, light traffic level) and occasionally considered loud if near operating production equipment.



The employee will occasionally use QAD/Factivity (or similar ERP or labor/material reporting software), PC with Microsoft Office Products, and calipers, micrometers, rulers, Vernier and snap gages with frequent use of screw speed digital and laser adjustments.


The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.




Vesta is located in Corona CA, the golden state. Corona is located in Southern California where the beaches are less than 30 miles away. You can take a 20 minute drive to the Happiest Place on Earth- Disneyland and see their beloved firework show at 9:00pm every night. Corona is a 45 minute drive to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital in the world. The City of Los Angeles is home of the new Los Angeles Rams who have shaken up and created new excitement for the locals. This city is diverse with many different cultures and restaurants. Summer starts off with many different music festivals such as: Coachella, Snowglobe, Stagecoach and so much more. Vegas is less than 4 hours away and an easy drive for a weekend getaway.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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