Mechanical Test Technician 2nd & 3rd Shift

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Date: Apr 13, 2024

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. 

The Mechanical Testing Department for The Lubrizol Corporation supports the development and testing of current and future advanced mobility needs for the lubricant industry and beyond.

A team member is responsible for the operation of a variety of tests in Mechanical Testing including, but not limited to, gasoline engines, heavy duty diesel engines, axles, and transmissions.




  • Work in a safety-focused environment.
  • Control and troubleshoot problems related to the test laboratory equipment and test stands.  
  • Perform mechanical and maintenance functions on test stands and associated equipment.
  • Be an active participant in activities outside of test operation.
  • Communicate testing related issues to the appropriate engineer, facilitator, or support group.
  • Stay current on lab utilities that support your test area.
  • Maintain housekeeping in lab and all lab common spaces.
  • Be an active participant in completing shift rounds.
  • Complete training needed to develop technical and interpersonal skills.
  • Cross train in other areas of Mechanical Testing for personal growth and support of future testing needs.
  • Support all Lubrizol and department initiatives around Safety, Environmental, ISO, ERT and career development.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience                             


  • High school diploma. 
  • Two years of mechanical experience or equivalent tech school training.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Demonstrate mechanical acumen and familiarity with standard engine / driveline nomenclature.
  • Ability to use hand tools and specialized measurement equipment such as torque wrenches and micrometers.
  • Good basic math skills.
  • Ability to document testing data and issues in an orderly and legible fashion.



Decision Making                          


  • Prioritize work for overall effectiveness of shift and to meet business needs.
  • Identify and communicate the need for emergency maintenance coverage.
  • Procure test parts and support equipment and ensure they are charged to the proper accounts.
  • Recommend new test support equipment as needed. 




  • Always maintain high ethical standards.
  • Demonstrate good initiative, communication skills, and self-motivation.
  • Demonstrate the Lubrizol Purpose, Strategy, and Values in everyday work.


Working Conditions


  • Requires use of appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to fulfill safety requirements.
  • Coordinate vacation to ensure the best coverage for Mechanical Testing.
  • Accepts the possibility of flexible work schedules.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs. and move drums weighing 50-800 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Work in an environment that is not climate controlled.  Job has requirements that may expose you to outdoor elements.


About You


We are looking for a motivated mechanical technician who has experience with engines, transmissions, axles, and/or other power-driven systems. You will be working in a testing environment requiring safe and accurate operation of testing equipment 24/7/365 while demonstrating the ability to work in a team environment with shifting priorities as testing needs change.  We are looking for someone to perform their work in a safe and timely manner to help develop and deliver advanced mobility solutions for the future! We look forward to meeting you!

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

Job Segment: Maintenance, Technician, Testing, Laboratory, Manufacturing, Technology, Science

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