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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Midland, MI, US, 48642

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

CPI Fluid Engineering, a division of The Lubrizol Corporation, is a world leader in synthetic compressor lubricants. CPI connects the best of both worlds – the production capabilities and technical resources of major equipment and lubricant manufacturers with the flexibility and responsiveness of a service-oriented organization. Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.  Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.




The purpose of the position of an Oil Services Laboratory Technician is to analyze end user drain samples to determine oil quality relative the standards established by CPI and equipment manufacturer’s specifications. This is accomplished by analytical measurements of the materials and comparison to specifications, maintaining instrument calibration, and accurately recording and reporting results to internal and external customers. The Oil Services group also generates reports according to the equipment manufacturer’s guidelines and makes maintenance recommendations to the end user. 


Essential Job Functions:


All the specific responsibilities listed below relate to the core of the position, which is to analyze end user drain samples to determine oil quality.  The listing is representative, but not necessarily all-inclusive.



  • Execute projects under the direction of a Chemist.
  • Perform day to day analytical tests.
    • Inductively Couple Plasma (ICP)
    • Kinematic Viscosity
    • Water by Karl Fischer
    • Particle Count
    • Total Acid Number
  • Ensure on-time, accurate, and efficient results
  • Handle chemicals and hazardous waste in a safe and responsible manner
  • Open all incoming samples and prepare for log in.
  • Log-in all incoming samples accurately and efficiently
  • Obtain missing information on samples from distributors and/ or customers
  • Send customers sample bottle kits
  • Up-date customer data in the SOLAR database.
  • Attend and participate in monthly team meetings
  • Ensure compliance with safety procedure and good housekeeping practices.
  • Train all new laboratory employees on all analytical tests and the log-in process
  • Check all log-in work for accuracy
  • Accurately generate reports and recommendations according to Used Oil Specifications
  • Place all supply orders
  • Train new report writes how to accurately and efficiently write reports
  • Calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair laboratory equipment
  • Provide technical support for customers and distributors
  • Provide a safe work environment





  • No education or certification is required.


Experience and Skills:


  • No experience or skills needed.


Supervisory Responsibility and Reporting:


  • There is no Supervisory responsibility with this role
  • This position reports to the Oil Services Laboratory Supervisor of CPI.



Midland, Michigan offers a great quality of life with a mix of small-town America character blended with big-city opportunities.  Our residents enjoy artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities fit for communities many times our size – all with the convenience and charm of a county of 83,000 people.  There is so much more to see and experience right here in Midland County and we invite you to experience this great quality of life that Midland has to offer. 

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw

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