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Maintenance Tech Lead

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Date: Jun 23, 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.

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Tech Lead is responsible for the direction of skilled trades employees and their day to day activities in support of production processes at the Wickliffe Site. The maintenance tech lead reviews the work of the maintenance team to ensure safe and efficient operation of the plant’s mechanical equipment.

Essential Dutie and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor quality and availability of equipment and services provided.
  • Recommend equipment and/or procedure changes to achieve improvements in equipment reliability.
  • Assist in planning shutdowns for maintenance and engineering project work.
  • Perform troubleshooting functions in any problem areas and recommend equipment and/or procedure changes where applicable and provide input on root causes to failures.
  • Advise on the condition of production equipment and recommend improvements for safe and environmentally responsible operation.
  • Recommend maintenance or training to permit equipment to be operated at rated capacity and at optimum efficiency.
  • Recommend equipment or procedure changes to eliminate system bottlenecks or to improve productivity and equipment reliability.
  • Monitor new equipment installation as to serviceability.
  • Review new projects for possible problems from an operational and serviceability view point.
  • Provide professional services for the construction, installation, modification and maintenance of safe, reliable systems and facilities at the LZ Wickliffe Site.        
  • Coordinate maintenance activities, and other related functions for the department.
  • Communicate operational status, department needs, problems, opportunities and priority status updates to Maintenance Supervisor and Manager. 
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience                              

  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited school.
  • Minimum (12) years of industrial maintenance or construction experience.
  • Knowledge of basic mechanics, pipe fitting, metal fabrication, welding, lubrication, rotating equipment, compressors, shop tools and precision machine tools.
  • SAP Experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills; displays professionalism; experience with conflict resolution.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • High energy; positive attitude.
  • Dependable, honest and trustworthy.
  • Microsoft Office experience.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations.

Considered A Plus:                            

  • Degree from accredited college or university.
  • Previous experience supervising employees.

Working Conditions:                        

  • Willing/able to work off hours/weekends, holidays, and call-ins as required.
  • Work on ladders, lifts, pipe racks, and confined spaces.
  • Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment.
  • Work around chemicals, nuisance odors, and noise from operating areas.
  • Ability to lift, kneel, twist, and climb.
  • Must be willing/able to work outdoors in inclement weather.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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