Mechanical Test Engineering Co-op (Spring/Summer 2024)

Date: Sep 11, 2023

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

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 Test Engineering Co-op (Spring/Summer 2024)


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 Cavaliers 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 2025 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. 




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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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