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Mechanical Engineering Co-op Program (Fall 2022)

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Date: Apr 23, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092 Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Spartanburg, SC, US, 29307 Painesville Township, OH, US, 44077-1234 Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012 Deer Park, TX, US, 77536 Pasadena, TX, US, 77507-1397

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. 

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 2022 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 President's and CEO's.


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 and rotating equipment work, design and project management, and lab work with test engines. Each assignment offers a unique location and set of responsibilities. The following provides a brief description of some of the available work terms:


Project Management (Deer Park, Brecksville)

You have the opportunity to lead capital projects from design through construction. You will collaborate with multiple fields such as electrical, instrumentation, civil and structural. You will work first hand 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.


Mechanical Testing (Wickliffe)

 You will play a role in the final testing of Lubrizol’s products in our unique engine testing facility. You will design tests to see the effects of temperature, pressure, acidity, and many other variables on the engine life. Many of the tests include understanding corrosion, material wear, mechanical damage or warping. You will work directly with the Data Acquisition group, a group of engineers and instrumentation technicians, to design test stands around engines ranging from small scale lawn equipment to large turbo diesels for extreme conditions.


Asset Services (Deer Park, Bayport, Avon Lake, Painesville, Wickliffe)

You will learn the critical roles that mechanical and automation support play in all processes. 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 may also have the opportunity to lead capital 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 assistance during work sessions
    • 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, TopGolf, Go-Karts, 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 to upper management. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your public speaking skills and hear what other co-ops are doing as well as get exposure to hiring managers and a great networking experience.
  • 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 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.


How do you learn more or apply?

Lubrizol partners with universities across the country to recruit for the Mechanical Engineering 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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