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Field Test Engineer

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Date: Sep 9, 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 Field Test Engineer interacts closely with the appropriate Business Units to understand product approval and differentiation needs and ensure that Field Testing activities and resources are appropriately deployed to support the needs of the business.  This includes providing engineering support, locating and coordinating new and existing field testing sites, interpretation of test results, cost effectively dealing with issues which may arise and technical presentations to global OEM’s, partners, customers and internal colleagues.

 

Responsibilities

Engineering Support and Project Management
•    Ensure that field tests are aligned with business goals and there are agreed-upon milestones, dates, and accountability.
•    Develop in-depth knowledge of the appropriate field test methods for fuel and lubricant product development and product differentiation.
•    Interact with business technical and commercial teams to develop field testing strategies which best support business growth objectives.
•    Provide regular updates to business units on technical and field test achievements as well as hurdles and issues.
•    Apply engineering skills and knowledge in the development of new field tests and testing procedures.
•    Review field test performance with customers and colleagues at milestones to verify field test progression is meeting expectations.
•    Apply financial knowledge and methods to evaluate field testing opportunities and strategies to support the business while maximizing utilization of testing assets and return on capital investments.
•    Leverage trends in customer industries/marketplaces to shape solutions and approaches for the customer.
•    Provide technical presentations and other support to global OEM’s, partners, customers and internal colleagues.


Support Division and MT Department Goals
•    Track Division and MT Department goals and the group's progress against them.
•    Support processes that ensure operating flexibility in response to customer demands.
•    Track and report capital and field test budget figures as needed.
•    Review project progress on a regular basis and notify management of the issues, roadblocks and successes as they occur.
•    Partner across technology groups striving for consistency in processes and resource sharing when practical.

 

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

•    BS or MS Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical engineering preferred.
•    5 or more years of engineering experience a plus
•    General knowledge of automotive, power plant, driveline, hydraulic, and other systems and the OEM’s that build these components. 
•    Be able to conduct data analysis and provide conclusions and/or recommendations for improvement in the field testing.  Provide clear, concise and timely reports reviewing the pertinent details, status and results of all test activities.
•    Effectively communicate (written and oral) with colleagues and internal/external customers and test site personnel.
•    Good personal communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of field test fleet personnel.
•    High computer skills, Excel/Microsoft Word/PowerPoint, etc.

 

Decision Making

•    A Field Test report at the end of the field testing procedure should provide an engineering analysis that summarizes the progress, performance, and issues of this testing. 
•    Keep management aware of all information and issues associated with their work.
•    Manage test area in a financially responsible manner by balancing expenses against revenues and by determining return on investments.

 

Behaviors

•    Role model for behaviors with Safety as a priority
•    Respond resourcefully and constructively to new demands, priorities and obstacles.
•    Able to present a compelling case for ideas and initiatives that advance the business strategy.
•    High energy and enthusiastic individual.  Hard working and willing to “go the extra mile”.
•    Coach and mentor for Technical Specialist and other field test engineers.

 

Working Conditions

•    Will require periodic domestic travel up to 25% and possible infrequent international travel.
•    Requires use of appropriate PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, to fulfill safety requirements.

 

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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