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Applied Research Engineer

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Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

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.


The Lubrizol Corporation is an innovative, growing, collaborative, respectful and tremendously successful $7B+, global organization that offers a world of opportunity to those who work here. We draw upon a wide range of skills, talents and experiences to enable our growth and innovation.


Due to several exciting opportunities, we are looking for an Engineer to join our Applied Research group within our global Research and Development division. The Applied Research group is a global multidisciplinary team of chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and chemists who are accountable for providing technical solutions for a range of R&D initiatives.


There are many things that excite me about this role.  You are joining a very collaborative team and can work with many fantastic and experienced researchers.  Our labs are equipped with cutting edge technologies, and we partner externally with the some of the best universities and R&D organizations in the world. Our team is highly sought after and there is an opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects and end applications. We are committed to investing in the development our employees and maintaining our leadership position in our industry.  If you are intellectually curious and enjoy working in a laboratory alongside extremely smart and engaged scientists, this could be the job for you.” 

Lou DiFlavio, Senior Manager Applied Research (Hiring Manager)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Collaborates with research colleagues and internal customers to meet technical business needs.
  • Performs a wide range of test procedures and experiments related to existing and future technical applications.
  • Understands the underlying operating principles and seek to reduce variability of test procedures, equipment and instruments.
  • Generates, analyzes and interprets test data, provides conclusions and prepares the results into reports.
  • Applies engineering skills and knowledge in the development and validation of new tests and test procedures.
  • Handles multiple projects simultaneously and prioritizes the necessary internal laboratory work to support changing needs.
  • Reviews project performance at milestones and accepts accountability to deliver upon agreed results.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems in test processes or procedures where causes are not obvious.
  • Provides regular updates to internal colleagues on technical and project achievements, barriers and issues.
  • Understands and practices basic statistical techniques and applies them to experimental design and data analysis.
  • Fully commits to safety in all aspects of work, including following all safety procedures, maintaining good housekeeping, performing equipment and laboratory inspections and contributing to safety improvements.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Materials or Electrical or related Engineering discipline
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conduct data analysis and provide conclusions and/or recommendations for improvement.  Provide clear, concise and timely reports reviewing the pertinent details, status and results.
  • Good teamwork, customer service and leadership skills.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Considered a plus:

  • Up to 5 years of industry or research experience.
  • Knowledge of transportation (automotive, engine, and/or driveline) technologies.
  • Knowledge of heat transfer, energy generation and energy storage.
  • Experience with data acquisition and control systems.


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

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




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.

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