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QA Lab Technician

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Date: Sep 11, 2022

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

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-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. 


Job Summary:

The Lab Technician will report to the Lab Supervisor.  All technicians should exhibit good understanding and performance of the fundamental laboratory tasks needed to support manufacturing. Daily activities are prioritized based upon departmental, plant, and corporate goals and objectives and include the following duties and responsibilities:  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform effectively on routine tests and tasks.
  • Learn and maintain basic computer skills necessary to efficiently perform daily work.
  • Exhibit proficiency in the operation of laboratory instrumentation that he/she has been trained on.
  • Learn to use control chart tools effectively.
  • Promote safe work practices through prevention of personal injury, conservation of the environment, and protection of Lubrizol property.
  • Aid and assist co-workers to work safely by insuring that safety rules are observed.
  • Accept instruction/training from more senior lab techs as well as supervisors.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and supervisiors.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:                         

  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited school.
  • Minimum 2 years of manufacturing work and/or at least 1 year laboratory experience.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal, written).
  • Ability to function in a team environment by working well with others.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate dependability by maintaining a high standard of attendance.
  • Work on building credibility through timely and accurate task completion.
  • Demonstrate self-initiative by completing daily responsibilities and continuous training.
  • Demonstrate Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Follow and abide by all ISO work instructions.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Considered A Plus:                            

  • Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent science from an  
          accredited university.
  • Working knowledge of QA laboratory instrumentation (e.g. ICP, GLC, FTIR, etc.).
  • Familiarity with Lubrizol products, intermediates and raw materials.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and act on them.
  • Previous experience in a team-based work environment.


Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift and handle objects weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Willingness to work 12 hour rotating shifts and overtime.
  • Ability to discern colors, read burettes, and have physical capability to operate instrumental analysis equipment.
  • Expected to use appropriate PPE and occasional usage of respirator.


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries.  Our  corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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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