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Regulatory Affairs Manager

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Date: Feb 26, 2021

Location: Rockton, IL, US, 61072

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The core competency for Chemtool is manufacturing fluids, lubricants and grease worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located in Rockton, Illinois with production facilities located in Rockton, Illinois, Tehachapi, California and Rio de Janiero, Brazil.  Research laboratories located in Rockton, Illinois and Crystal Lake, Illinois.  Chemtool conducts business domestically and internationally and enjoys close business relationships with some of the largest corporations in the automotive, steel, aircraft, and lubrication industries. We value our customers, employees, suppliers and the communities that we serve.

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Purpose and Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

This is a highly cross-functional position with regular communications with and influence on business commercial units, R&D, procurement, supply chain, operations, legal, and finance. This position will also complement the team in performing actions associated with the global product regulatory and hazard communication assessments of all Chemtool commercial raw materials, intermediates and products as it relates to the authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and labels supporting the global hazard communication and compliance requirements of the Corporation.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct chemistry composition determinations and health hazard assessments of new raw materials, manufactured intermediates and products in the SDS and compliance management system.
  • Communicate the regulatory status of raw materials and manufactured products to internal stakeholders
  • Support transportation classification, PPE, and handling assessments of products, raw materials and experimental products.
  • Complete raw material approvals and material equivalency determinations for all new and reformulated materials and vendors, globally, to ensure compliance.  Work with procurement, master data, and manufacturing planning organizations to implement recommendations.
  • Contribute directly to projects to maintain compliance with ever changing global hazard communication and compliance regulations and related regulatory requirements
  • Lead Product Stewardship activities for Chemtool to include providing necessary documentation and certifications (e.g., hazard information, country of origin) to support internal and external customers’ efforts to purchase, use or market products made by Chemtool
  • Develop and maintain Chemtool’s regulatory roadmap to ensure that the organization is incorporating potential regulatory changes into its overall five-year strategy
  • Collaborate with Lubrizol’s corporate Product Safety and Compliance team to ensure alignment with corporate-wide product regulatory policies and procedures



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Toxicology, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering or EHS directly related field from an accredited college or university
  • 3+ years of experience in the chemical regulatory field
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working in a team environment
  • Team management skills (one direct report)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and appropriately manage priorities
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills, and results driven
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – including experience with effective communication with external customers


Considered a plus:

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry or related field / Educational background or practical experience focused on synthetic organic or polymer chemistry
  • Knowledge and experience in REACh and global chemical control laws
  • Practical experience in global hazard communication and transportation classification within the chemical industry related to SDSs and labeling
  • Knowledge and experience using integrated software applications and/or industry SDS authoring system (SAP's EHS module / Intelligent Authoring / Sphera)
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Project Management tools

Nearest Major Market: Rockford

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