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Process Engineer Co-op

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Date: Feb 25, 2021

Location: Rockton, IL, US, 61072

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.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.


Chemtool Incorporated in Rockton, Illinois is currently recruiting for a Process Engineer Co-op beginning in May 2021 through December 2021, to support the Rockton and Crystal Lake manufacturing facilities. The purpose of the Process Engineer Co-op position is to ensure a safe working environment while assisting plant operators in troubleshooting processing and packaging problems, interacting with plant, R&D, and lab personnel to resolve product quality issues, and interacting with the Maintenance team to resolve equipment issues. This position will also identify and execute capital projects related to safety, quality, and efficiency in a safe, cost-effective, and timely manner.


Essential Job Functions:

All the specific responsibilities listed below relate to the core of the position. The listing is representative but not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Understand, comply, and enforce all applicable company and industry health, safety, and environmental policies and regulations
  • Support the safety process through visible leadership initiatives, activities, and involvement
  • Assist the area engineers to ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of the production facility
  • Work to improve product quality, reduce operating costs, increase capacity, throughput, and productivity, and streamline processes
  • Interact with hourly operating staff to find opportunities to improve performance and minimize waste
  • Conceptualize, justify, initiate, and manage small capital projects
  • Communicate results to colleagues and give a final presentation to business leaders



  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate chemical or mechanical engineering degree at an accredited college/university
  • Candidates at a sophomore or higher level are preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD software is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team
  • 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


Supervisory Responsibility and Reporting:

The Process Engineer Co-op reports to the Engineering Co-op Program Manager.


Empowerment & Decision Making:

To be successful as a Process Engineer Co-op, the employee must be able to act independently knowing when the Engineering Co-op Program Manager or other operations management, as appropriate, needs to be included in the decision-making process.


What Chemtool Offers:

  • Co-ops are paid at a competitive rate, $21 - $29 per hour, depending on level of education completed, major, and relevant work experience
  • Housing assistance is offered to eligible students
  • Tuition reimbursement is offered to cover co-op fees and offer assistance towards classes taken while co-oping
  • All co-ops will present their work at the end of the session, which 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 OWMs 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:

  • Grease
  • Lubricants
  • Metal Working Fluids
  • Cleaners
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Quenchants
  • 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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Rockford

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