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Process Engineer

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Date: Apr 15, 2021

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.



Position will provide process engineering support for the daily operations of the three Temprite™ compound manufacturing lines at the Louisville site.  Primary contribution of the role is focused on continually improving the production process encompassing all aspects of HS&E, quality, operating costs and customer service level.  The position reports directly to the Site Process Improvement Leader.



  • Monitors and optimizes process capabilities for existing products and production processes (quality, cycle times, costs, etc.). 
    • Monitors product quality and process capability on a frequent and periodic basis. 
    • Recommends procedural changes, standardization, equipment modifications or recipe adjustments as needed to improve product quality and process efficiency. 
    • Maintains operating procedures and provide training for process operators.
    • Participates in daily MDI meetings for the Compounding Department. 
  • Provides process troubleshooting and technical directions to manufacturing – may involve interaction outside normal business hours as plant runs 24/7.
  • Provides technical guidance to maintain and improve HS&E performance in the plants.
  • Identifies, develops project scope and provides justification for capital expenditures in support of business objectives or cost justified process modifications. 
  • Serves as the liaison between manufacturing and R&D during the development/scale-up of new products/processes.  Coordinates manufacturing efforts during process and product development.  Monitors and maximizes process capability during scale-up operations. 
  • Uses and maintains systems associated with the Quality Management System, Process Safety Management, RCMS, etc. as directed. 
    Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:
  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering with 5 or more years of chemical manufacturing experience. 
  • Strong process engineering skills, with an emphasis on troubleshooting and process improvement. 
  • Strong data management and organization skills; proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate clearly and listen attentively with personnel at all levels of the organization, both with internal and external parties.  Must be a team player, flexible, innovative, and capable of a total system thinking mindset beyond the restricted scope and influence of the role. 
  • Background in statistical process control and statistical techniques. 
  • Limited travel for training/meetings and customer/supplier visits may be required. 
    Considered a Plus:
  • Knowledge of SAP transactions and purpose.
  • Solids handling experience.
  • Experience with PSM regulations and compliance.
  • Safety management experience.
  • Experience with ABB DCS and PI Process Book data collection software.



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.


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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.

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