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Testing Chemist

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Date: Aug 6, 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.


In this role, you will provide technical support of test methods that evaluate lubricant properties and performance. This role is in the Testing Division’s Blend Test Services (BTS) department that supports Lubrizol Additives in product development.     


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides strong technical support to a technician staff responsible for running a variety of testing methods that evaluate lubricant performance and characteristics.  The test methods include a variety of industry methods such as (ASTM, CEC, ISO, etc.) as well as internally developed methods. 
  • Performs data analysis and test reporting.
  • Provides support for quality system processes including, control charts, OOT (Out Of Tolerance) investigations and reports, ASTM cross-check data, document revisions and updates.
  • Provide technical support in the development or implementation of new testing methods that meet Lubrizol’s business needs.
  • Provide custom or modified testing in support of internal customer needs. 
  • Evaluate and improve existing testing processes resulting in cost savings, improved accuracy and/or precision of methods.
  • Collaborates globally with other Lubrizol Testing Division laboratories to help ensure consistent testing processes and results across all labs.
  • Maintains high ethical standards at all times and ensures quality and safety are key considerations in all activities. 
  • Supports and drives Safety, Operational Excellence and Cybersecurity activities.


Required Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Chemistry.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience with analytical laboratory testing
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities based on testing needs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with colleagues at multiple levels of an organization.


Considered a Plus

  • Experience with quality systems (ISO9001 and ISO17025).
  • Expertise with FTIR spectroscopy testing equipment and methods.
  • Expertise in testing methods related to viscosity and rheological properties.
  • Expertise in testing methods used for evaluating fuel properties and performance.
  • Knowledge of lubricants and/or lubricant additives testing.


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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