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Chemical Operator

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Date: May 6, 2022

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40211

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.



  • Provide resource to the facility for safe and efficient operation of the manufacturing processes within the Louisville Plant. 



  • Start up, monitor/operate and shut down the production process within limits defined by standard operating procedures and training.
  • Train and qualify in all defined task areas for the production area with rotation upon completion of training
  • Perform complete, accurate, timely recordkeeping as defined by standard operating procedures and training.
  • Troubleshoot operational issues.
  • Communicate clearly and in a timely manner within and outside of work group to ensure safe, efficient operation and continuous improvement.
  • Be attentive to items requiring maintenance, write work notifications and contact supervisor
  • With appropriate training, perform minor maintenance tasks as established by plant organization.
  • Perform daily housekeeping in process to ensure a safe, clean work environment. 
  • Perform all required safety checks as defined within department
  • Participate in plant-defined continuous improvement initiatives
  • Participate as defined by plant emergency response procedures in the role of emergency responder (24-hour technician trained)
  • Learn all required aspects of SAP and perform required transactions accurately.
  • Perform all activities in accordance with established safety and environmental control requirements and within the framework of the plant’s Responsible Care® Management System (RCMS).
  • Participate in RCMS-related activities and provide input on ways to improve the system.
  • Play an active role in Departmental efforts to improve the working environment to insure the safety and health of all employees.  Demonstrate a high level of commitment to these concerns.
  • Operate fully within established quality systems. This includes proper labeling and packaging of all finished products, verification of Quality Lab receipt and approval of Certificates of Analysis (COAs), verification of product quality results prior to the release of product for shipment, and accurate execution of SAP transactions associated with each material movement.




  • Apply technical and experience knowledge to problems involving process operation as well as materials and usage efficiencies. 
  • Identify and solve problems within the department and plant using Core Problem Solving techniques.
  • Decisions normally made without guidance from superiors or others:  Those within knowledge, experience and training as a chemical operator.
  • Decisions normally referred to superiors or others for guidance:  Those involving changes to the process that are not replacements-in-kind, changes in policy, changes to department and facility procedures and purchase order approvals.
  • Provides input into short-term planning for the purpose of meeting facility and departmental goals and needs.
  • Provides input into long-term planning involving operating or strategic goals involving the facility or departments and planning to achieve them
  • Work Relationships and Contacts inside the Company:
    • Plant Supervisors:  Exchange of information regarding on-going operations.  Communication within supervisor-subordinate roles.  Core problem solving sponsor.
    • Area Leaders:  Exchange of information regarding scheduling, plant practices and procedures and other general communication from management to operations.
    • Supply Chain Coordinators:  Exchange of information regarding supply chain-related activities.
    • Plant Manager/Manufacturing Managers:  Exchange of information regarding on-going operations.  Provides resource for trouble-shooting activities and continuous improvement initiatives.
    • H S & E Manager/Staff:  Exchange of information concerning safety procedures, operational issues, training, safety or environmental control.
    • HR Manager/HR Administrative Assistant:  Exchange of information concerning personnel policies and benefits..
    • Maintenance Manager/Maintenance Coordinator:  Communication regarding equipment maintenance needs and status.
    • Craftsmen:  Communication regarding equipment condition, status, safe-out and general area operation.
  • Contacts outside the Company:
    • Vendors/suppliers/contractors: Exchange of information regarding issues being addressed in the Core Problem Solving process.  Training visits regarding equipment.
    • Customers:  Participation in customer visits.
    • High school diploma or equivalent. 
    • Familiarity and experience in manufacturing environment.
    • Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to plan, organize and troubleshoot.
    • Ability to lift up to 62 pounds on a repetitive basis.
    • Ability to manipulate 500 pound drums and 2000 pound super sacks with mechanical aids.
    • Operation of fork truck, trackmobile, and yard dog.
    • Proficient in basic PC software.  Ability to learn and use enterprise software (SAP).  Ability to learn and use Distributive Control Systems to operate the process.  Comfortable working with and through computers.


Located in the largest city in Kentucky, Lubrizol’s Louisville facility is a great place to work in a great place to live.  Known simultaneously as one of the southernmost Northern cities and one of the northernmost Southern cities, Louisville offers the best of both regions.  Famous for the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May, Louisville’s many other assets make it notable 365 days a year!  With a thriving downtown area, an abundance of parks and recreational areas, rich arts and cultural opportunities and an affordable cost of living, Louisville offers something for everyone.  There’s a reason we like to call ourselves “Possibility City” - the possibilities are endless!


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.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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