Chemical Operator

Date: May 22, 2023

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

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 

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.


If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.


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