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Process Development Engineer

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Date: Aug 3, 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.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise, lead, and support Lubrizol Additives product development, product scale up, process capability improvement, and new raw material evaluation projects.
  • Collaborate with multifunctional project teams of scientists, engineers, account managers, and product management for new product development projects for successful scale up and product realization.
  • Design, execute, analyze, and report (both written and verbal) on multiple, simultaneous complex projects within pilot plant and commercial scale manufacturing.
  • Coordinate and consult on new capital projects as needed.
  • Design experiments and analyze data from both the laboratory and pilot plant. 
  • Work with external tollers for scale up and development of new compounds and products.
  • Continuously improve processes and capabilities by enhancing work flow and challenging the status quo for more efficient product scale up, operations, and quick customer response.
  • Comply with all applicable internal and external Lubrizol HSE policies.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's or higher level degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Previous pilot or manufacturing operations experience considered a plus
  • Strong fundamental knowledge in chemical engineering principles with proven problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong project management skills utilizing stage-gate systems and job aids
  • Very strong “hands-on” mechanically and chemically oriented process-engineering skills.
  • Knowledge of unit operations and process/equipment calculations and design.
  • Knowledge of experimental design (DOE) and data analysis, using fundamental statistical techniques and statistical software.
  • Knowledge of medical device change management, manufacturing requirements, and GMP considered a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Ability to work with others at all levels of the organization in multiple sites globally.
  • Customer focused – responsive to the internal and external customers.
  • Creative thinker with a proven track record of learning from both successes and failures
  • Basic knowledge of batch and continuous manufacturing and chemistry.


What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment


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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Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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