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Process Improvement Engineer

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Date: May 9, 2022

Location: Wilmington, MA, US, 1887

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 Process Improvement Engineers serve as a vital resource for Operations by applying technical and organizational skills to drive the plant level continuous improvement program targeted at delivering maximum value from the assets, while continuously improving process safety and production efficiency.  Process Improvement Engineers generate tremendous value for Lubrizol through their technical and financial knowledge, skills and abilities.


An improvement engineer is responsible for their projects from A to Z. They are involved from the very first phase in determining the scope and building the case to get business approval and funding, through working with engineering to design and construct, to finally working with the plant engineers to start up and commissioning.



Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Possesses in-depth process technology and continuous improvement skillsets helping to establish credibility with the operations team.
  • Drives knowledge exchange with technology experts to increase awareness of potential improvement opportunities for the technology.
  • Partners with the experts to develop and implement a Plant Specific Technology Plan that delivers positive year-over-year ROC (return on capital) and non-capital continuous improvement while meeting the plant level HSES improvement goals.
  • Champions process safety activities and acts as a resource for relevant process safety concerns. Partners with plant operation and maintenance personnel to identify and track performance indicators to be used in identification of technology gaps and continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Leads and supports plant continuous improvement activities aligned to the PSTP and also supports the capital plan for the facility. Serves in specific project management related roles of project manager or manufacturing representative.
  • Champions the “next unplanned event” exercise for the plant and ensures potential solutions are captured in the appropriate prioritization system.
  • Serves as the implementation arm of the technology center.
  • Provides advice to operations day support roles.
  • Adheres strongly to the management of change process to ensure that reviews are completed thoroughly, risks are adequately assessed, and personnel are properly trained prior to implementing changes in the production facility.




  • BS in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience and understanding of project execution
  • Six to ten years’ previous experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Understanding of fundamental principles (mass balance, energy balance, process parameters, governing equations) 
  • Plant unit knowledge (tracing lines, equipment, process control technology)
  • Technology and process safety knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of key continuous improvement systems (Six Sigma, LEAN)
  • Financial acumen


Considered a Plus:

  • Experience in a chemical manufacturing plant
  • Experience with resins and extrusions



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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