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Process Development Engineer

Date: Dec 2, 2018

Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts, US, 01887

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.


We currently have the following opportunity for a Polyurethane Technology Process Development Engineer available at our Wilmington, MA location:




  • Supervise pilot plant operations and pilot plant technicians to assist in product scale-up from lab to pilot to commercial scale manufacturing in batch thermoplastic polyurethane reaction and melt compounding operations at Wilmington, MA and other manufacturing locations.
  • Coordinate priorities, scheduling, and reporting of batch reaction, secondary processing, and melt compounding pilot line operation
  • Supervise, lead, and support LifeScience TPU product development, product scale up, process capability improvement, and new raw material evaluation projects.
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical members of group product development teams to understand project needs for successful scale up and product realization.
  • Design, execute, analyze, and report (both written and verbal) on multiple, simultaneous complex projects within pilot plant and commercial scale manufacturing.
  • Apply and maintain systems associated with new chemical introduction, Responsible Care Management System (RCMS), Management of Change, Process Safety Management, and production scale up.
  • Assist Manufacturing Manager and QA Improvement Manager to optimize current operations’ process capability, improve product quality, efficiency, and uptime by implementing statistical analysis, DOEs, and improved control strategies.
  • Comply with all applicable internal and external Lubrizol/LifeScience HSE policies.
  • Support/lead in manufacturing line troubleshooting and problem solving and use technical expertise and statistical analysis to quickly and effectively resolve issues.
  • Design processes, prepare engineering estimates, and coordinate capital projects on pilot plant equipment.



  • Bachelor's or higher level degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 2-5 years of pilot or manufacturing operations experience required
  • 2+ years of experience leading a team required
  • Strong fundamental knowledge in chemical engineering principals with proven problem solving abilities.
  • Strong project management skills utilizing stage-gate systems and job aids
  • Very strong “hands-on” mechanically and chemically oriented process-engineering skills.
  • Knowledge of unit operations and process/equipment calculations and design.
  • Knowledge of experimental design (DOE) and data analysis, using fundamental statistical techniques and statistical software.
  • Knowledge of medical device change management and manufacturing requirements and GMP considered a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Ability to work with others at all levels of the organization in multiple sites globally.
  • Customer focused – responsive to the internal and external customers.
  • Creative thinker with a proven track record of learning from both successes and failures
  • Basic knowledge of thermoplastic polyurethane polymerization manufacturing and chemistry preferred

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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