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Shutdown Engineer

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Date: Sep 23, 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.



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 Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a 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.




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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