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Health, Safety, Environmental, and Security Co-op Program (Spring/Summer 2023)

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Date: Sep 7, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092 Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012 Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Painesville Township, OH, US, 44077-1234

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. 

HSES Operations Co-op Program

Job Description


The Lubrizol Corporation is looking for highly motivated Health, Safety, Environmental, and Security (HSES) sophomores for our Operations Co-op Program to start in our program in the Spring or Summer 2023 semesters.


What will you gain from this opportunity?

Lubrizol believes in providing you with a wide variety of experiences and increasing your responsibilities as you progress through the program. As a Lubrizol Operations Co-op, you will rotate through a number of different assignments based on your interests and opportunities in the company. Assignments will challenge you in an effort to promote professional growth while being an integral part of the company’s business. Lubrizol’s commitment to providing a rewarding experience for you is guaranteed to pay dividends in your career development.


Lubrizol’s co-op programs have been around for over five decades. Many of our senior leaders began their own careers as Lubrizol co-ops; this list includes former Lubrizol Presidents and CEOs. Each Lubrizol HSES Co-op is regarded as a potential future leader.


What will you do in the Operations Co-op Rotations?

Students are recruited, interviewed, and selected to join the Operations Co-op Program. Our program offers a wide range of locations and responsibilities. Each assignment will challenge you to build on the knowledge you gain in the classroom.  The following provides a brief description of some of the available work terms:


Lubrizol Additives

The co-op students in the Additives division of Lubrizol can choose between Wickliffe, OH; Painesville, OH; Deer Park, TX; and Bayport, TX. Wickliffe is Lubrizol’s global headquarters and is home to our R&D, mechanical testing, and pilot plant facilities. Deer Park, Bayport, and Painesville are the manufacturing homes to many of Lubrizol Additives’ specialty products.


Lubrizol Advanced Materials

The co-ops in the Advanced Materials division of Lubrizol will have assignments at our Avon Lake, OH site, our Brecksville, OH site, and terms at our other manufacturing sites across the United States. Avon Lake is home to our process development group, pilot plant facilities, and production of many of Advanced Material’s specialty products. Our other sites offer manufacturing of various products in different markets. The sites offering co-op terms include Bowling Green, OH; Brecksville, OH; and Victor, MT, with more opportunities continually opening up at other sites.


What will your co-op term look like?

  • Assist with strategic and tactical leadership in the development and implementation of the facility’s safety and environmental management programs and initiatives
  • Assure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the State Environmental Protection Agency, and Lubrizol standards and policies
  • Assist with the development and implementation of safety programs and initiatives
  • Provide technical oversight and review for the appropriate safety and environmental media
  • Prepare permits, reports, forms, and other routine and non-routine submittals for the appropriate safety and environmental media in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist with coordinating required testing events for the appropriate media
  • Participate in risk assessments, emergency response training/drills, safety inspections
  • Identify and test safety showers/eyewash stations
  • Identify site-wide confined spaces


Benefits of Lubrizol's HSES Co-op Program:

  • Rewarding your hard work!
    • Competitive pay
    • Holiday pay for holidays that fall within your work period
    • Tuition reimbursement for fees associated with co-oping
    • Housing assistance and relocation assistance is offered to students with a permanent residence that is 35 miles or more from their assigned work location(s)
  • Diverse experiences with the stability of one employer. We ask co-ops to visit one of our many locations across the country for one of their work sessions; this provides a deeper understanding of different businesses, products, processes, and people.
  • FUN! We a variety of events and activities for our students. Past events include attending sports events, paid volunteering days, and even a picnic hosted by our CEO!
  • Grow professionally. All co-ops present their work at the end of each work session. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your public speaking skills and hear what other co-ops are doing.
  • Full-time opportunities after graduation. Our engineering co-op program is an important vehicle for hiring full-time engineers at Lubrizol. In fact, more than 70% of co-ops come to Lubrizol after graduation. Two of our most well-known former co-ops include former Lubrizol Presidents and CEOs.


Who are we looking for?

  • Students who are interested in working in a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from an accredited university, with a graduation date up to 2026.
  • Ability to complete three or more co-op work terms (preferred)
  • Students with GPA > 3.0 will be given priority consideration.


How do you learn more to apply?

Lubrizol partners with universities across the country to recruit for the Chemical Engineering Operations Co-op Program. Talk to your university career services department to find out when we will be on your campus. Then, visit us at our information session and at your university career fair. You will also need to submit an online application - click "Apply Now."


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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