Automation Support Engineer

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Painesville Township, OH, US, 44077-1234

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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.


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Automation Support Engineer

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the chemical industry looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As an Automation Support Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, supporting the installed base of instrumentation and control systems. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. This is a technical position with varied responsibilities based on the individual’s interests, abilities, and experience.  All experience levels will be considered.  Strong interpersonal skills are key.


What We're Looking For:

  • Evaluate installed instrumentation performance in a given application.
  • Troubleshoot and analyze instrumentation and field wiring issues.
  • Perform instrument engineering design calculations.
  • Support instrumentation installed base through lifecycle planning and migration.
  • Support control system platforms such as: performing software and hardware upgrades, system administration activities, diagnosing software and hardware issues, troubleshooting control logic, and developing new control strategies. Configuration of control modules and Batch systems
  • Provide PLC, DCS and various control platform support.
  • Provide engineering support to instrument technicians and electricians.
  • Partner with operations troubleshoot automation issues, to optimize process controls, tune loops, implement safety improvements, and modify existing control strategies.
  • Collaborate on standards development.
  • Evaluate innovative technology.
  • Develop relationships with internal resources and external partners to provide effective plant support.
  • Partner with stakeholders on support projects with responsibility from scope development through implementation
  • Participate in large capital project teams to ensure installed automation and instrumentation can be effectively supported after startup.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university, chemical engineering preferred.
  • Experience working in a chemical, high -hazard manufacturing environment.
  • A strong working knowledge of Safety Integrity Systems.
  • Working knowledge of ISA (International Society for Automation) terminology and symbolism.
  • Awareness of OSHA, NFPA and other regulations with the ability to design to their standards where applicable.
  • Ability to make independent decisions on engineering problems.
  • Strong organizational skills: ability to multitask and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to adapt work plans to accommodate daily plant priorities.
  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals of varying technical skills.


Considered a Plus:

  • Chemical manufacturing plant experience.
  • Process instrumentation or Distributed Control System experience.
  • Experience with instrument fieldbus networks such as Foundation Fieldbus, AS-i BUS, or Device Net.
  • Experience implementing hardware and software for a DeltaV Distributed Control System or other process control systems.
  • Experience specifying, commissioning, and providing long term support for industrial process instrumentation such as pressure, temperature, level, and flow measurements; valves; analytical devices.
  • Experience with implementing and supporting batch control applications.
  • Experience with SAP, Smart Plant Instrumentation, PI, or AMS.
  • Experience administering Microsoft Windows based computer systems.


Working Conditions:

  • Willing/able to work in plant (inclement weather) as required.
  • Work is performed within a controlled environment; noise levels in some areas require hearing protection.
  • Ability to work additional hours/weekends as needed.
  • Ability to wear all required PPE.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave


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.

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, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 




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