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Mechanical Test Engineering Co-op (Spring/Summer 2023)

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Date: Nov 15, 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.

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. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.

Mechanical Test Engineering Co-op Program


Job Description


The Lubrizol Corporation is looking for highly inspired freshman, sophomores, or early juniors with 3 semesters left to co-op for our Mechanical Test Engineering Co-op Program


What will you gain from this opportunity?


As a Lubrizol mechanical engineering co-op student, you will rotate through a number of different assignments based on your interests and on the company’s needs. Lubrizol believes in providing you with a wide variety of experiences as well as increasing your responsibilities as you progress through the program. You will be an important part of Lubrizol’s testing team. You will support various types of laboratory tests and engineering projects. Engineering support is needed in the areas of sensor technology, fuels, lubricants and emissions research for two-cycle, gasoline and heavy-duty diesel engines. You also may work with stationary test rigs for stressing numerous drivetrain lubricants, such as automatic transmission fluids and automotive gear oils.

Mechanical engineers play a key role in Lubrizol’s performance fluid systems for the transportation industry. These areas offer many new opportunities for the company and its employees. Experience in the mechanical testing laboratory helps you to make a strong contribution to these new systems.


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


Laboratory Technician

Your first work term is typically spent as a lab technician with the laboratory operating team. This is a hands-on assignment that involves working with other technicians on dismantling and rebuilding hardware, test operation plus familiarity with data acquisition and control systems. Assignments can include working with two-cycle gasoline and diesel engines, manual, automatic, and continuously variable transmissions, hydraulic pumps, tractor and automotive axles.

You will gain a basic knowledge of the testing qualification for performance fluids and enjoy positive team interaction. In future work terms, projects will be team efforts that involve people from different areas of the company who are unified by one common goal. Strong relationships are established between technicians and support groups, such as lab maintenance, machine shop and instrumentation, and are extremely important. These relationships with co-workers will help you when you gain responsibility in future assignments.


Project Engineer

As your knowledge grows with your school curriculum, so will the scope of future projects. You will become directly involved with engineers in the support of test lab projects.

You will work with engineering teams on a variety of tasks. Projects may include, but are not limited to, specification testing for performance lubricants, research testing for fuels and emissions, developing new procedures or test rig designs, designing or improving control systems and problem solving. Assignments are meant to technically 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 sure to pay dividends in your career development.


Benefits of Lubrizol’s Mechanical Test 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 provide a range of opportunities so that students are exposed to new responsibilities, solutions and teams.
  • FUN! We a variety of events and activities for our students. Past events include a Cleveland Guardians games, 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. Many of our senior leaders started in similar programs!


Who are we looking for?

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited university, with a graduation date of 2024 or later.
  • Ability to complete three or more co-op work terms.
  • 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. 


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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