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Plant Manager

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Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Paso Robles, CA, US, 93447

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Estane® Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


We’re always told that one of the best things about working at Lubrizol is the people who work here.  

Could you be one of them? 


As the Plant Manager at our Paso Robles plant, you will be accountable for safety, quality, delivery, cost and continuous improvement. This position is a focal point to set the site safety culture and a vision for the plant that allows for the effective planning  and execution of all activities to support our customers and LZAM growth.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads and exemplifies a culture where “safety is a core value” is a true belief and consistently ensures safety is the first consideration.
  • Provides leadership for operational excellence programs, including continuous improvement, root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action.
  • Manages and leads the site central functions including safety, quality, manufacturing,  logistics, procurement, maintenance, capital engineering and finance.
  • Promotes a plant culture that is responsive to the manufacturing environment and business needs through teamwork and personal accountability.
  • Oversees talent management and employee development and promotes constructive employee relations.
  • Ensures site compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures alignment between the plant goals and the different business strategies
  • Works closely with marketing, sales, and the process technology teams to support and contribute to new product development, scale-up, and product transfers.
  • Ensures plant and Lubrizol systems/standards are followed and improved.


Required Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field (Chemical preferred)
  • Experience safely working around hazardrous chemicals in a chemical or biochemical plant is required
  • Several years of manufacturing leadership experience
  • Experience of leading a smaller site is beneficial
  • Ability to effectively work in a matrix organization
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, networking skills and facilitation experience
  • Self-motivated, proactive with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated sense of enthusiasm, urgency, attention to detail, commitment and follow-through while maintaining confidentiality and meeting deadlines
  • Strong, structured problem solving skills


Lubrizol offers competitive benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) match, Paid Holidays, Parental Leave, Age-Weighted Defined Contribution Planand so much more!

Visit http://benefits.lubrizol.com to learn more.




Paso Robles is in the Central Coast of California halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. It is a short drive away from beautiful beaches and several recreational lakes. Scenic California State Route 1 runs along the Pacific Ocean through San Simeon, Morro Bay, and Big Sur. Hearst Castle, a national historic landmark, sits on a hilltop in San Simeon and was newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst’s residence. For those skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, there are several resorts a few hours east and northeast of Paso Robles including Mammoth Mountain and Lake Tahoe. Our city’s many restaurants offer fine dining, local cuisine, and local varieties of wines. Paso Robles is the home of the Mid-State Fair that hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry. Cuesta Community College and California Polytechnic State University are located close by for students seeking higher learning. Our thriving community has retained its small-town feel while still offering big-city amenities and has something for everyone!

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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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

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