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Process Development Engineer - Finished Products

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Date: Feb 12, 2021

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.

Process Development Engineer – Finished Products



The Process, Technology, and Sourcing (PTS) team for Finished Products needs a process development engineer. This team supports the safe commercialization of quality products from product initiation to first production for the Lubrizol Additives (LZA) business. The Finished Product process development engineer works in the Wickliffe Pilot Plant; the engineer is responsible for scaling up new products and processes following the new platform introduction process (NPIP), supporting manufacturing facilities, and ensuring or improving product quality and processes as related to finished products.  


Duties, Responsibilities

  • Scale-up from lab to pilot plant, and to manufacturing for the commercialization of new LZA products.
  • Oversee, manage and facilitate the New Platform Introduction Process (NPIP)
  • Collaborate with other departments and divisions: Business, R&D, Testing, and Operations
  • Be customer-focused, making informed and timely decisions
  • Lead multi-functional teams with a wide variety of experience and background
  • Conduct design of experiments to investigate blending problems or improvements
  • Plan pilot-scale blend and ILB (in-line blender) experiments with effective use of time and available resources
  • Write pilot-scale batch sheets, closely follow batches in progress, and fully evaluate batch results.
  • Provide on-site or on-call support outside of normal working hours as needed
  • Lead special projects and present project status updates, clearly communicate goals, progress, and results
  • Write eMA’s (electronic manufacturing requests) and support manufacturing blend trials
  • Provide support for economic justifications on capital projects and process improvements
  • Write pilot plant reports with full documentation of product development
  • Comply with applicable internal and external Lubrizol and HSE policies
  • Some domestic and international travel required depending on the projects assigned

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from accredited college or university
  • 2 years of experience in process engineering, preferably in a manufacturing facility
  • Hands-on mechanical- and chemical-oriented process engineering skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter with ability to manage and lead multiple projects
  • Background with experimental design and data analysis
  • Strong technical writing skills and presentation skills

Considered a Plus

  • Experience in a manufacturing facility involving the blending of lubricant additive products
  • Familiarity with SAP
  • Experience with Aspen, FMP, PI ProcessBook, Statgraphics, VBA, and Visimix
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint skills

With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play. This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation. From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


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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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process. You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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