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Technology Development Manager/Formulator

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Date: Mar 27, 2021

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oilsdriveline applicationsgasoline and diesel fuelother transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together. The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise, testing confidence, supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. 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. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.





Lubrizol’s Industrial segment has been tasked by management to deliver growth.  The Industrial Oils business comprising hydraulic fluids, industrial gear oils, & turbine oils is showing good growth.   A strong technology team is a key contributor to these results.  We currently have a HY technology manager / formulator opening in Wickliffe and are looking for strong candidates who will help us achieve continued growth. 


It’s an exciting time to be in the Industrial Oils group and a lot is going on:


  • A focus on contributing to Lubrizol's growing sustainable products portfolio, including bio-based hydraulic fluids and industrial fear oils
  • A sustainable business due to low exposure to possible negative impacts of vehicle electrification and strong linkage with positive trends such as global growth in electricity capacity and infrastructure
  • Energy efficiency driver gaining momentum in the hydraulic market; parallels the early days of the fuel economy driver in Engine Oils
  • New internal installations of key hydraulic and industrial gear tests
  • Ability to work closely with Industrial Products’ experienced and influential OEM team
  • Opportunities to work with and learn from other Industrial Specialties businesses and staff


The primary purpose of this position is to develop new industrial lubricant formulations for hydraulics, turbine, and industrial gear applications.   The technology manager will also be responsible for representing Lubrizol Industrial Additives technology at the customer interface in partnership with our commercial, sales, and customer program management team.  The role involves technical project management and problem solving.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of new lubricant products and global technology platforms
  • Developing fundamental knowledge to improve industrial additives technology
  • Advancing product integrity initiatives
  • Conducting product approval testing programs that meet customer and industry requirements
  • Interacts effectively with Operations, R&D, Testing, commercial partners, and sales to support business objectives
  • Provide technical consulting to commercial, sales, and customer program management community 
  • Estimate and develop project plans (scope, objectives, milestones, resources, and economics)
  • Build and maintain customer relationships to deliver products that meet or exceed their expectations



  • Degree qualified or equivalent in chemistry or a related technical discipline
  • A minimum of three years of technical experience in industrial lubricants and/or additives, oil, specialty chemical, petrochemical, or mechanical testing industries
  • 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 work under minimum supervision and be self-driven
  • Strong communication skills


Considered a Plus

  • Knowledge and interest in Industrial equipment and technology (for example, steel mills, excavators/construction equipment, energy generation)
  • Effective advocacy and influencing skills
  • Proven track record of effective project management and execution
  • Ability to travel as part of role
  • Experience in creating and supporting intellectual property initiatives


Interested in all the great benefits that Lubrizol has to offer? Click Here to Learn About all of Our Benefits!


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  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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