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Intern - Research & Development

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Date: Apr 14, 2018

Location: Rockton, Illinois, US, 61072

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 38944


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



Chemtool Incorporated is currently recruiting for an intern for Summer 2018 in the Research and Technology team.



  • Follow safe laboratory practices
  • Work with research scientists to prepare and develop new chemical products and/or formulations
  • Assist in developing structure-performance relationships
  • Conduct testing following provided procedures
  • Document, interpret and accurately record data in the laboratory notebook
  • Communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers, give progress reports to groups of scientists and a final presentation to business leaders.



  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate chemistry or chemical engineering degree at an accredited college/university
  • Some knowledge of spectroscopic analytical methods
  • Knowledge of basic chemical calculations (formula weights, stoichiometry, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better will be given priority consideration
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. and must not require sponsorship for this position now and/or in the future.


What Chemtool Offers:

  • Interns are paid a competitive rate based on level of classwork completed toward degree, Chemists - $18 to $20/hour, Chemical Engineers - $24 to $26/hour
  • Housing assistance is offered to eligible students.
  • All interns will present their work at the end of the session.  This is an excellent opportunity to improve public speaking skills.


About Chemtool Incorporated:


Chemtool Incorporated is a Lubrizol Company owned by Berkshire Hathaway. We are one of the largest manufacturers and custom formulators of lubricants and specialty products with some of the largest grease reactors globally, providing an unparalleled capacity to fulfill customers’ needs. 

Chemtool Incorporated is a leading manufacturer, technical innovator and supplier of specialty lubricants for oil marketers and OEMs throughout the world. Our people, systems and operations focus on driving out complexity in our customers supply chain, improving their products and growing their business. 

Our customers’ challenges are our next products. The technologies and services we provide are solutions to problems that improve performance, extend service life, provide process improvements and reduce the overall cost of running your facility. 

We are proud of our breakthrough technologies in the following product lines: 

Metal Working Fluids 
Corrosion Inhibitors 
Die Cast 
Hydraulic Fluids 
Other Specialty Products 

The vision of Chemtool Incorporated is to become the preeminent specialty lubricants, grease and functional fluids solution provider to the global marketplace. Our mission is to leverage our world class manufacturing, customized packaging capabilities and industry leading technology to create sustainable value for our customers.


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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Rockford

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