Research Design and Testing Engineer

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Date: Jul 1, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Research Design and Testing Engineer

Job Location: Wickliffe, OH

Job type: Full-Time

Type of role: On-Site


About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

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.   

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Research Design and Testing Engineer

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the chemical industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Research Design and Testing Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, supporting long-term research, innovation, and problem-solving projects as well as urgent testing required to meet business demands. You’ll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life.


This role will be involved with the design of new mechanical test rigs, prototypes, and novel pilot scale production equipment.  It will also be responsible for test development and engineering support of new and existing test rigs.  This will include designing and modifying test protocols and troubleshooting equipment.  This role will grow to provide engineering support across Lubrizol with an initial focus on our polymer physical testing lab in Brecksville, OH.  This support will include troubleshooting instruments, data analysis, and improving procedures and processes. 


As a member of APS, you will be expected to learn from and collaborate with experts in the many disciplines within our organization.  These include Colloid Science, Engineering, Microscopy, Physical Testing, Rheology, Thermal Analysis, Tribology (“Physical”), & Chromatography, ICP, Mass Spec, NMR, Optical Spectroscopy, Wet Chemistry (“Analytical”).


This position will be based at our Wickliffe, OH site but will be expected to travel to our Brecksville, OH site as often as necessary (up to 50% of the time).


What We're Looking For:

  • Provide engineering support including but not limited to procedures and processes improvement, troubleshooting rigs/equipment, and data analysis.
  • Design new mechanical test rigs, prototypes, and novel pilot scale production equipment.
  • Develop tests and provide engineering support for new and existing test rigs. 
  • Design/modify test protocols and troubleshooting equipment.
  • Learn to independently analyze experimental data and report results.
  • Manage and maintain existing instrumentation and equipment, and propose upgrades when appropriate, to meet the needs of both new and existing products and applications.
  • Train team members on utilization of equipment and execution of procedures.
  • Execute all work with an attention to detail.
  • Generate, organize, interpret, and report data to support technical projects.
  • Communicate and interact with a broad range of internal requestors through technical reports, presentations, and conversations.
  • Actively participate in Lubrizol safety programs and maintain a safe working environment.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field.
  • Experience writing technical reports and presenting to technical audiences.
  • Willing to work at Lubrizol’s Brecksville, Ohio site. (up to 50% of the time)
  • Willingness to travel outside of Northeast Ohio. (less than 10%)
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office


Considered a Plus:

  • Design Experience (CAD)
  • Experience with testing in an industrial or research/design setting (i.e. running standard and/or non-standard tests, troubleshooting test rigs, designing test protocols, analyzing data and reporting results)
  • Programming Experience (e.g. Python, VBA, MatLab)
  • Experience designing or implementing mechanically automated systems.
  • Experience with Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and/or Machine Learning (ML).
  • Experience developing standard operating procedures (SOP) and/or job safety analyses (JSA).


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

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


Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities. 

We work with a relentless commitment to operate safely and responsibly, keeping safety, sustainability, ethics, and compliance at the forefront of everything we do. The well-being of our employees, customers and communities is paramount to our culture and in the way we approach our work.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic. 



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