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Process Engineer

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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Rockton, Illinois, 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 Process Engineer.  The Process Engineer is a key contributor in assisting plant operators in troubleshooting plant problems and interacting with plant chemists to resolve product quality issues and interacting with the maintenance team to resolve equipment issues.  The Process Engineer will lead manufacturing efficiency projects and production optimization processes for the Rockton, Illinois location. 


Essential Job Functions:

Process Optimization: working to improve product quality, reduce operating costs, increasing capacity, throughput, productivity and further streamlining the process

  • Interact with hourly operating staff plus monitoring process operations metrics and product quality reports looking for opportunities to improve performance and minimize waste
  • Participating in the plant Continuous Improvement Program 


Project Engineering: initiating, justifying and managing small capital projects through design, purchasing, construction and start-up support including procedure writing; project manager on small to mid-sized capital projects

  • Developing and reviewing plant operating procedures 
  • Working with HSES team to resolve safety/environmental issues and participating in site audits
  • Interface with operations and production supervisors to provide technical support. 
  • Engaging in extensive interaction with senior management on our site 



  • Minimum Bachelor degree in chemical, mechanical or manufacturing engineering


Experience andSkill:

  • 5 plus years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, chemical or food industry experienced preferred.
  • Practical knowledge of chemical processing design calculations and equipment
  • Basic project cost estimating and scheduling ability
  • Process Engineer must be familiar with field construction methods and safe work practices
  • Proficient in using engineering and business related computer software
  • Advanced math and reading skill
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (oral/written)
  • Ability to complete tasks independently
  • Willing to work off shifts and weekends if needed
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to read and interpret work instruction
  • Ability to work independently (self-starter)
  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Previous experience in a team-based work environment


Supervisory Responsibility and Reporting

  • This position has no supervisory responsibility. 
  • The Process Engineer reports to the Director of Maintenance & Engineering.

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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