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Research & Development Technician

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Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Dahej, GJ, IN, 392130

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.



Title:              :                    Research & Development Technician

Reports To    :                   Functionally - Technical Manager, TempRite R&D and Administratively -Technical Service Manager EMEAI

Division         :                   TempRite® R&D

Location        :                   Dahej, (Gujarat) India


Summary of the Role:


The R&D facility at Dahej will support our TempRite® R&D group.

Objective of the role is to prepare and process materials, setup and operate equipment, as well as material and performance testing of TempRite CPVC compounds.


Responsibilities / Accountabilities:  


  • Weigh-up materials and setup equipment. Process materials using compounding equipment and machines.
  • Prepare test specimens and test samples using material property testing equipment.
  • Prepare pipe and fitting test specimens and test samples for performance properties.
  • Ensure compliance with safety procedures and good housekeeping practices.  Actively participate in department safety programs.
  • Organize laboratory work to meet multiple assignment objectives.
  • Meet the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers.
  • Conduct basic troubleshooting of laboratory instrumentation.


Requirements (education, experience, competencies and specific job requirements):


  • Knowledge and experience on testing methodologies and equipment for polymers and plastics
  • Knowledge of the polymers and additives, this may include PVDF, PES, PVC, PEX, PE, PERT, HDPE, PU, TPU, PC, CPVC, HDPE, ABS and other associated polymers.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, results oriented.
  • Ability to interpret structural chemistry and apply towards product properties/applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective communicator.
  • Strong record keeping skills.
  • Strong PC skills including MS Office Products.
  • Solid project management skills.
  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol Advanced Materials laboratories.
  • Ability to travel as required.



Education / Certification:


Minimum Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, materials sciences, plastics engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or related scientific field from an accredited college or university.


Experience and Skills:  


3 years of experience in the field of polymers and plastics


Competencies for the Role:

  • Collaborates Locally and Globally
  • Develops self
  • Act with Integrity( confidentiality)
  • Seeks new and better approaches to work


About Us : Lubrizol Advanced Materials India Private Limited (LZAM) is part of The Lubrizol Corporation a Berkshire Hathaway company, an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.

LZAM South Asia is having diverse business segments and plants in India and is responsible for business development of ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Lubrizol’s industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers’ products, while reducing their environmental impact.

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