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Shutdown Engineer

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Date: May 13, 2021

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

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oilsdriveline applicationsgasoline and diesel fuelother transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together. The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise, testing confidence, supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. 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. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.

Shutdown Engineer

Job Summary:

Shutdown Engineer is accountable for the continuous improvement of shutdown planning and execution process. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and ensure that all shutdown activities and work orders are implemented in an effective manner and in compliance with Lubrizol’s quality, health, environmental and safety practices, and procedures.
  • Promote a positive and professional work environment for department coworkers.
  • During shutdown execution, identify and communicate any deviations from plan and develop strategies to counter or capitalize on them.
  • Ensure that all work problems, issues, and disputes that might arise during the execution of shutdowns are effectively resolved in coordination with all concerned parties.
  • Develop shutdowns’ critical path, activity logic, estimated budget and expected outcomes.
  • Coordinate pre-shutdown activities such as material procurement, kitting, and resource scheduling.
  • Drive continuous improvement of all shutdown activities.
  • Prepare shutdown annual budgets, cost projections and budget proposals and report the same to Planning Supervisor and Maintenance Services Manager for review and approval.
  • Ensure that shutdown processes and procedures are properly followed, coordinating with all concerned parties to ensure that required resources are available and ready to execute the work.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Planning Supervisor.


Skills, Experience, and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of Lubrizol experience or minimum 8 years of experience in major chemical plant shutdown planning/operations, of which at least 4 years in a similar position. 
  • Solid computer skills. (Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project)
  • Minimum 2 years of leading cross functional teams.
  • Ability to work in a team based environment.


Considered a Plus:

  • Working knowledge of Process Safety Management as it applies to shutdown planning.
  • Experience with SAP maintenance and planning functionality.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing practices such as Continuous Improvement, Core Problem Solving, and Leader Standard Work.
  • Project planning/scheduling training – with focus on identifying critical path.


Working Conditions:

  • Must be willing/able to work in a plant environment and occasionally outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Willing/able to work off hours/weekends, as required.

With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  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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