Automotive Mechanical Test Technician 2nd & 3rd Shifts

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Date: Jun 10, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit


We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   


Job Location: Wickliffe, OH

Job type: Full-time, 40 hours/week 

Type of role: Onsite

Multiple Openings

Shifts: 2nd shift (2:30pm – 12:30am) and 3rd shift (12am – 10pm) available

  • Tuesday – Friday and every 3rd weekend.

  • Training is mostly done on day shift, M-F.

  • Minimal to no overtime.


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Mechanical Test Technician – Automotive. 

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the lubricants and oil industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team. 


What Will Be Your Environment: 

The Wickliffe testing facility is part of our Global Headquarters campus, just outside of Cleveland, OH.  We are a team of almost 100 people in Mechanical Testing, including about 40 Technicians and Supervisors.  You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. 


What You'll Do:  

The Mechanical Testing Department for The Lubrizol Corporation supports the development and testing of current and future advanced mobility needs for the lubricant industry and beyond.


A team member is responsible for the operation of a variety of tests in Mechanical Testing including, but not limited to, gasoline engines, heavy duty diesel engines, axles, and transmissions.


What We're Looking For: 

  • Operate and perform daily work in a safe manner.

  • Control and troubleshoot problems related to the automotive test laboratory equipment and test stands.  

  • Perform mechanical and maintenance functions on test stands and associated equipment.

  • Communicate testing related issues to the appropriate engineer, facilitator, or support group.

  • Stay current on lab utilities that support your test area.

  • Maintain housekeeping in test and common spaces.

  • Be an active participant in completing shift rounds.

  • Complete training needed to develop technical and interpersonal skills.

  • Cross train in other areas of Mechanical Testing for personal growth and support of future testing needs.

  • Support all Lubrizol and department initiatives around Safety, Environmental, ISO, ERT and career development.

  • Prioritize work for overall effectiveness of shift and to meet business needs.

  • Identify and communicate the need for emergency maintenance coverage.

  • Procure test parts and support equipment and ensure they are charged to the proper accounts.

  • Recommend new test support equipment as needed. 

  • Always maintain high ethical standards.

  • Demonstrate good initiative, communication skills, and self-motivation.

  • Demonstrate the Lubrizol Purpose, Strategy, and Values in everyday work

Skills That Make a Difference:  

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent. 

  • Experience through work or education performing automotive and/or mechanical equipment testing, including vocation, hobby, or military exposure.

  • Demonstrate mechanical acumen and familiarity with standard engine / driveline nomenclature.

  • Ability to use hand tools and specialized measurement equipment such as torque wrenches and micrometers.

  • Good basic math skills.

  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel).

  • Ability to document testing data and issues clearly.

  • Ability to wear appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to fulfill safety requirements.

  • Coordinate vacation to ensure the best coverage for Mechanical Testing.

  • Accepts the possibility of flexible work schedules.

  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs. and assisted moves of drums weighing 50-800 lbs.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Work in an environment that is not climate controlled.  Job has requirements that may expose you to outdoor elements.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire: 

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans

  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings

  • Health Savings Account

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave



Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities. 


We work with a relentless commitment to operate safely and responsibly, keeping safety, sustainability, ethics, and compliance at the forefront of everything we do. The well-being of our employees, customers and communities is paramount to our culture and in the way we approach our work.


As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 


More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic. 

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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