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Date: Sep 16, 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.


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.  The Commercial Lubricants team develops and supplies high performing additives for a variety of end use applications including heavy-duty diesel vehicles, marine diesel, and stationary gas.  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, and collaborative environment. We currently have an opportunity for a Technology Manager within Commercial Engine Lubricants Technology team.


The primary responsibility of this position is to lead the development of new products and technology platforms.  The Technology Manager will also be responsible for collaborating with other functions within Lubrizol including Commercial, Research Development and Testing, Operations and Sales to complete multi-disciplinary projects supporting our commercial lubricants business.  The role requires technical expertise, project management and critical thinking along with great communication and interpersonal skills. 


Key Accountabilities:

  • Plans and implements complex projects supporting commercial lubricants business
  • Develop fundamental knowledge which guides the development of new products and promotes competitive advantage
  • Work closely with commercial teams to establish product development targets, deliverables, and product design criteria
  • Generates, organizes, interprets, and reports data from technical projects
  • Anticipates OEM, hardware, and competitive technology trends
  • Develop solutions to complex problems where causes may not be known, and few precedents exist
  • Represent Lubrizol at OEMs, industry forums and with customers as a technical expert
  • Nurture and maintain collaborative relationships with other parts of the organization to deliver business objectives
  • Develop intellectual property that delivers value and competitive advantage



  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry or related technical field.  Extensive experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • High level of knowledge and experience in several key areas e.g. lubricant additive chemistry and performance, structure-performance, chemical physical properties, formulating, design of experiments, performance testing
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulatory requirements and processes
  • Ability to influence the direction of product formulation with fundamental knowledge
  • Data organization and interpretation
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with internal teams and external customers
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively with diverse cultures
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and be self-driven
  • Achievement oriented
  • Strong communication skills


Considered a plus:

  • Advanced degree and / or experience within LZA or the lubricant industry
  • Familiarity with Lubrizol components and formulations
  • Experience in external facing meetings with customers and OEMs
  • Experience working with Operations, RD&T, and Commercial/Sales


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


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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