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Mechanical Engineering Co-op Program (Fall 2023)

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Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092 Painesville Township, OH, US, 44077-1234 Deer Park, TX, US, 77536 Bowling Green, OH, US, 43402-1309 Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 

Mechanical Engineering Operations Co-op Program 


Job Description 


The Lubrizol Corporation is looking for highly motivated Mechanical Engineering students for our Operations Co-op Program to start in our program in the Fall 2023 semester. 


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 Mechanical Engineering 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.  


What will you do in the Mechanical Engineering Co-op Rotations? 

Students are recruited, interviewed, and selected to join the Mechanical Engineering Co-op Program. Hired co-ops are then placed into our rotational program where assignments will range from maintenance, rotating equipment, reliability engineering and capital project management. Each assignment offers a unique location and set of responsibilities. The following provides a brief description of some of the available work terms: 


Capital Project Management (Deer Park, Painesville, Wickliffe, Brecksville, Bowling Green) 

You have the opportunity to lead capital projects from design through construction. This assignment will involve working with instrumentation, configuring control systems, troubleshooting, improving upon the designs of process equipment, working with the craftsmen, and gaining invaluable hands-on experience with chemical processing equipment. You will learn the critical roles that mechanical and automation support play in all processes while working firsthand with the processing engineers to understand the needs of the unit and translate that into a concrete project. 


Maintenance (Deer Park, Bayport, Avon Lake, Painesville) 

You will learn the day-to-day roles that mechanical support plays in the upkeep and improvement of plant processes. This assignment will involve working directly with the equipment and end users and improving upon the designs of process equipment. You will have opportunities to work directly with the craftsmen in understanding rotational equipment such as pumps and agitators. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of seals and the design and maintenance required to keep equipment functioning properly. You will also handle maintenance projects from design through construction. 


Benefits of Lubrizol’s Mechanical Engineering 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 greater than 35 miles 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 President's and CEO's. 


Who are we looking for? 

  • Students who are interested in working in a chemical manufacturing environment. 

  • Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical 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. 

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without requiring work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. 


Location Pay Differentials

Like many companies with employees in multiple geographic areas, Lubrizol uses geographic pay differentials (regional salary structures). Salary structures for geographic areas with higher prevailing salary rates for comparable jobs have higher salary ranges than structures for areas with lower prevailing rates.

  • Pay Range: $20.51 - $29.26


How do you learn more or apply? 

Lubrizol partners with universities across the country to recruit for the Mechanical 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." 




If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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