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Date: Jun 15, 2022

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

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.

The Lubrizol Corporation – Lubrizol Additives

 Job Description



Location: Painesville                                     

Job Summary:

The Chemical Operator will report into the Shift Supervisor and is responsible for performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate and work with industrial equipment using the proper PPE and safety procedures.
  • Process chemical products using batch sheet instructions.
  • Communicate and make material transfers.
  • Load and unload material containers (tank cars/trucks, drums, and totes).
  • Clean/prepare equipment for maintenance as required.
  • Read various control panels and field instruments.
  • Participate in plant emergency response organization with the requirement of successfully completing the 36 Hour Fire Course test and state test.
  • Track/record process information and production data.
  • Troubleshoot equipment, processes, etc.
  • General housekeeping.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:                         

  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited school.
  • Understanding of hazardous materials and safety procedures (MSDS, JSA’s, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal/written).
  • Ability to plan tasks, work independently, and display individual initiative.
  • Willing/able to occasionally wear SCBA.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic math, reading, and computer skills.
  • Ability to identify process improvements and act on them.

Considered a Plus:

  • Previous chemical operating experience.
  • Knowledge of chemistry and chemical hazards.
  • Working SAP knowledge.
  • Previous forklift experience.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Previous experience on safety teams or in industrial safety training.
  • Previous experience in manufacturing and/or chemical industry.
  • Previous experience operating an industrial high pressure washer.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to move material using a forklift.
  • Ability to move drums weighing up to 500 lbs.
  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs.
  • Willing/able to work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Willing to work 12 hour rotating shifts, overtime, and holidays as needed.
  • Maintain clean shaven appearance to allow for respirator usage.
  • Ability to climb stairs.



With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


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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