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Safety Specialist

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Date: Jan 26, 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.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Wickliffe Site HSES Manager, the Safety Specialist works with the R/D, maintenance and engineering departments, and others to provide technical support and practical solutions related to safety and compliance, training, emergency management and recordkeeping.



  • Attends and participates in safety meetings and inspections
  • Provides leadership, counsel and technical assistance to the site to achieve HSES goals
  • Develops and conducts safety training as needed
  • Investigate near-miss reports
  • Attends and participates in safety meetings and inspections
  • Participates in site emergency planning, drills and incident responses
  • Evaluates new chemicals for approval
  • Provides technical support to site management and R/D regarding safety regulations and Lubrizol standards
  • Prepares updates to site safety policies and programs
  • Maintains record keeping as required by regulations and company policy
  • Serves as a point of contact for internal and external audits and inspections
  • Performs duties related to site RC14001 Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) and VPP
  • Performs and/or assists with plant wide and departmental safety audits
  • Assists with corrective actions from internal/external audits, inspections, and visits
  • Leads/participates in safety incident investigations and root cause analyses using techniques such as 5 Why and Cause Map
  • Works with personnel to improve safety on new and existing processes
  • Provides technical/professional support regarding applicable safety regulations, metrics and/or incident tracking
  • Prepares reports and presents on data
  • Participates on internal and/or corporate sponsored compliance auditing teams
  • Additional duties as assigned


Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering
  • Minimum five years of safety experience in the chemical industry or R/D
  • Competent in basic computer skills
  • Sound communication skills both written and verbal
  • Previous PSM and HazMat experience preferred
  • Professional certification such as CSP preferred but not mandatory


Working Conditions

  • Spends 50% or greater of work day in the field
  • Able to climb and lift 50 pounds
  • Able to wear PPE including hard hats, hearing protection, respirators and safety shoes



Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account


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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