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Date: Oct 13, 2021

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.


          Title: Refrigeration HVAC

          SBU:  CPI                                                                                  Reports to:  SRI Project Lead

The Refrigeration Associate is responsible for contributing to the development of refrigeration test equipment including: Drawing, building, and documenting such equipment, and ordering parts.  Most of the workday will be spent in a laboratory environment running custom built refrigeration stands, using custom controls and data acquisition, and reporting test results. This person is responsible for ensuring safety and good housekeeping practices during daily operations, as well as, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment.


  • Operate and maintain key pieces of test equipment for the SRI refrigeration group including: Refrigeration test stands and tools typical for HVACR field service.
  • Involved in coordination of periodic calibration of lab equipment.
  • Conduct tests following work procedures and ASHRAE standards.  Reference appropriate resource documents.
  • Upload test data to company network.
  • Recognize validity of test data. Notify supervisor regarding non-conformances and be able to identify root causes of inconsistent test data. 
  • Perform routine troubleshooting and repair on equipment.
  • Recognize priority conflicts of testing; prioritize and communicate test schedules to supervisor.  Run multiple tests at a time.
  • Communicate testing issues to co-worker, supervisor, and customer.  Provide timely status updates.  Work with customers on special requests.  Follow-up on customer questions or concerns.
  • Follow HSES procedures to operate in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining good housekeeping practices in the work area. Requires use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to fulfill safety requirements.
  • Actively involved with contributions to safety, housekeeping, environmental and process improvement initiatives.


Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • Required: Technical vocational training required with 10+ years hands on HVACR experience.
  • Preferred: a B.S. in an engineering discipline with 5+ years hands on HVACR experience.
  • Currently possess or able to acquire EPA refrigeration license.
  • Mechanical skills: Cut, flare, braze, charge, evacuate, clean out, pressure test refrigeration equipment.
  • Familiarity with electrical tools: Multi meter, soldering iron, wire cutter.
  • Familiarity with instrumentation: Data acquisition regarding pressure, temperature, and power measurements.
  • Familiarity with controls: Contactor, stepper motor, SSR, VFD.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Time Management, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. stand, bend, crouch.

Considered a Plus

  • Familiar with National Instruments hardware & LabView software
  • Familiar with CAD
  • Ability to travel < 10%




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.


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: Midland Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw

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