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Date: Sep 13, 2022

Location: LaPorte, TX, US, 77571-9768

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.



The La Porte, Texas TPU Facility is currently seeking a Production/Section Engineer to support plant operations. The La Porte TPU plant is a continuous production operation which manufactures the specialty plastics TPU and Isoplast.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understands all applicable process technology, equipment, and control technology.  This includes batch mixing, fluid dynamics, dust and solids handling, reactive extrusion, dice cutting, underwater pelletizing, and process logic controller.
  • Participates in advanced troubleshooting and coaches others to learn these skills.  This includes digging deep into performance issues utilizing PI.
  • Implements best practices in operations to optimize safety and efficiency.  This is done through updating and improving operations procedures.
  • Updates performance tracking charts, such as downtime and % prime, and works to improve the results.
  • Focuses on equipment operations, capital improvements, special projects, and new product scale-ups.
  • Sponsors capital appropriation requests and execute capital projects from engineering through start-up and full commercialization.
  • Identifies and provides justification for capital projects in support of plant goals.
  • Executes projects that deliver intended scope on-time and at or below budget.
  • Facilitates RCI’s related to production or quality as needed.
  • Communicates technical information and issues to plant personnel and business partners.
  • Initiates changes to plant operating procedures to ensure they are valid by following the MOC policy.
  • Monitors and maximizes process uptime, reliability, and capacity utilization.
  • Works with Quality Superintendent to resolve customer quality complaints when process performance is suspected to be a root cause. 
  • Provide off-shift technical support to manufacturing lines and participates in plant on-call rotation.


Required Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field of study. 
  • Previous experience in chemical plant operations support
  • Hands-on process engineering skills.
  • Proficiency in data management and Microsoft Office


Considered a Plus

  • Basic knowledge of thermoplastic polyurethane polymerization manufacturing is a plus.



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

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While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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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