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Process Development Engineer

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Date: Aug 21, 2021

Location: Wilmington, MA, US, 1887

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervises 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  (TPU) reaction and melt compounding operations at Wilmington, MA and other manufacturing locations.
  • Provides hands-on assistance in pilot and lab-scale synthesis operations when needed.
  • Coordinates priorities, scheduling, and reporting of batch reaction, secondary processing, and melt compounding pilot line operation
  • Supervises, leads, and supports LifeScience TPU product development, product scale-up, process capability improvement, and new raw material evaluation projects.
  • Communicates with technical and non-technical members of group product development teams to understand project needs for successful scale-up and product realization.
  • Designs, executes, analyzes, and reports (both written and verbal) on multiple, simultaneous complex projects within pilot plant and commercial-scale manufacturing.
  • Applies and maintains systems associated with new chemical introduction, Responsible Care Management System, Management of Change, Process Safety Management, and production scale-up.
  • Assists Manufacturing Manager and Quality Assurance Improvement Manager to optimize current operations’ process capability, improve product quality, efficiency, and uptime by implementing statistical analysis, Design of Experiments (DOE), and improved control strategies.
  • Supports and leads manufacturing line troubleshooting and problem solving and applies technical expertise and statistical analysis to quickly and effectively resolve issues.
  • Designs processes, prepares engineering estimates, and coordinates capital projects on pilot plant equipment.
  • Complies with all applicable internal and external Lubrizol LifeScience Health, Safety and Environmental policies.

Required Education, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Must have previous industrial or co-op experience in a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Must have knowledge of manufacturing of polymers or engineered resins
  • 2+ years of experience leading a team is a plus
  • 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 (Good Manufacturing Practice) 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 (TPU) polymerization manufacturing highly preferred



Located just 15 miles north of Boston and 15 miles south of New Hampshire, this region offers a great place to live for all ages.  Wilmington is a vibrant bedroom community with a strong sense of community and one of the most affordable suburbs in Massachusetts.  In addition to having many available community activities it is a very short drive to the historical streets of Boston, the breathtaking views of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Green Mountains of Vermont, as well as the beautiful coastline from Maine to Connecticut.  Blending a rich history with a stable economy, healthy business climate and outstanding schools and neighborhoods, Wilmington, MA is an excellent place to work and live.

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

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