Director, Global Technology, Liquid Fluids Engineering

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Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Midland, MI, US, 48642

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   

As a Global Technology Director supporting Lubrizol's Fluids Engineering (LFE) business, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, leading a group of technologists and development lab technicians to deliver platforms, products and technology to maintain and grow the business. In this leadership role, you will ensure the team has skills and resources to work directly with product management team, technology deployment, and sales to meet customer needs for new product development. You will also be responsible for the refrigeration and industrial product solutions that comprise the core of the LFE business and drives innovation and technical advances in both products and development capabilities.


What You'll Do:

  • Lead a department of technologists to deliver platforms, products and technology to maintain and grow LFE business.
  • Lead recruitment and development, ensures the team has skills and resources to work directly with customers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
  • Lead the development of the annual technical budget and the ongoing management of technical spend to deliver products to meet business and customer needs.
  • Ensure correct resources are applied to priority workload and decisions are made on detailed business case.
  • Interact with wide network in Legal, Operations, R&D, Sales, Commercial, to ensure products and platform strategies account for regulatory, legal, and operational complexity drivers.
  • Interact with customers and OEMs as a recognized technical expert.
  • Influence decisions on product development, industry guidelines and OEM specification development and presents advocacy at technical conferences.
  • Interact with internal and external resource groups to ensure resources, equipment, chemical and mechanical tests, are available to meet project requirements.


Skills That Make A Difference: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or other technical field, MS/PhD preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years in technical technology role, with developed understanding of chemical performance in hardware.
  • 5 years’ experience in a supervisory role.
  • Recognized technical expert both internal to company and external.
  • Experience participating in decision making relating to complexity in chemical regulations, legal IP, operational complexity.
  • Understands industry trends and impact on the business.
  • Experience as the decision maker in the development and management of technical budget and allocation of resources to projects with detailed business case.
  • Experience leading others in product development, customer interaction, OEM influence.


Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities. 

We work with a relentless commitment to operate safely and responsibly, keeping safety, sustainability, ethics, and compliance at the forefront of everything we do. The well-being of our employees, customers and communities is paramount to our culture and in the way we approach our work.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic. 

Nearest Major Market: Midland Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw

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