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Technology Development Manager - Fuels

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Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092 Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

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.



In this role, you’ll develop new additive packages for fuels and demonstrate performance of these packages.  The development manager will also be responsible for representing Lubrizol Fuel Products technology at the customer interface in partnership with our commercial, sales, and customer deployment management team.  The role involves technical project management and problem solving.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops technical expertise and provides technical leadership for Fuel Products
  • Leads the development of new products and global technology platforms for Fuel Products with an applications focus
  • Develops fundamental knowledge to improve fuel additives technology
  • Effectively interacts with operations, R&D, testing, commercial partners, procurement, and sales to support business objectives
  • Provides technical guidance, formulation development, and application problem solving support to resolve field issues; anticipate unmet needs of customers, OEM’s, and/or end users
  • Provides technical consulting to commercial, sales, and customer deployment management community 
  • Develops plans, coordinates internal cross-functional teams and implements project plans in a timely, cost-effective manner
  • Builds and maintains customer relationships to deliver products that meet or exceed their expectations
  • Understands market/customers’ needs, patent literature, regulatory issues and industry trends to anticipate new technical needs and opportunities
  • Collaborates with suppliers and other external parties on new technology opportunities
  • Develops and maintains contact with industry bodies, OEMs, key suppliers, and external test labs to remain knowledgeable on industry trends and newest technologies
  • Develops and effectively delivers clear technical presentations to internal and external audiences
  • Interacts with Intellectual Property (IP) Manager and Legal on fuels-specific technology
  • Advances product integrity initiatives


Required Education, Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field
  • At least 2 years of technical experience in fuels, industrial lubricants and/or additives, specialty chemical, or petrochemical industries. 5+ years highly preferred.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop solutions based on facts, data, and logical assumptions
  • Ability to work effectively in multifunctional, global teams
  • Ability to be self-driven and work under minimum supervision
  • Achievement oriented, intellectually curious and willing to learn
  • Strong communication skills, including fluent English oral and written communication
  • Strong presentation skills to showcase technology solutions to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 10%)


Considered a Plus

  • Advanced Chemistry or other scientific or technical degree
  • Knowledge and interest in engines and/or fuel distribution networks
  • Track record of effective project management and execution
  • Experience creating and supporting intellectual property initiatives



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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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