Senior Process Improvement Engineer

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Date: Nov 12, 2023

Location: Wilmington, MA, US, 1887

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

•    Possesses in-depth process technology and continuous improvement skill sets helping to establish credibility with the operations team. Detailed knowledge of material properties, testing methods and process equipment.  
•    Drives knowledge exchange with technology experts to increase awareness of potential improvement opportunities for the technology.
•    Partners with experts to develop and implement a Plant Specific Technology Plan (PTSP) to deliver positive year-over-year ROC (return on capital) and non-capital continuous improvement while meeting the plant level HSES improvement goals. Serves as a project manager for capital and operational projects.
•    Leads and/or supports plant continuous improvement activities and supports the capital plan for the facility. 
•    Champions and act as a resource for process safety activities and concerns. Partner with operations and maintenance to identify technology gaps, track performance indicators, & continuous improvement opportunities. 
•    Ensures project engineering files and/or turn over packages (e-TOP) are complete. Maintains up-to-date technical information for all processes (i.e., drawings, calculations, BOMs, O&M manuals, etc.). 
•    Champions the “next unplanned event” exercise to ensure potential solutions are captured.
•    Provides advice to manufacturing operations to resolve process, product, and quality related issues.
•    Leads Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and/or Failure Mode Effects Analyses (FMEA) using established tools to identify solutions, implement corrective actions to reduce risks and minimize challenges. 
•    Adheres to the management of change (MOC) process to ensure documentation is complete, risks are adequately assessed / controlled, personnel are trained, changes are approved prior to implementation.
•    Experienced in process equipment qualification and validation (IQ/OQ/PQ).
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

Technical and Project Management Requirements:

•    Fundamental principles (mass and energy balances, process parameters, governing equations)  
•    Plant unit operations knowledge and the ability to develop/read PFDs, P&IDs, EOLs, trace lines, specify equipment and process control technology). 
•    Possess technology and process safety knowledge. Experienced in process hazard assessments (PHA) and pre-startup safety reviews (PSSR). 
•    Knowledge of key continuous improvement systems (Six Sigma, LEAN)
•    Knowledge and adherence to the core Work Processes for the plant. 
•    Demonstrated project management and organizational skills.
•    Ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.  
•    Effective communication and writing skills, and the ability to influence other team members.
•    Financial acumen

Nice to Haves (not required):

•    Prior technical knowledge and/or experience with thermoplastic polyurethane manufacturing.
•    Knowledge and/or prior experience with BMS, SAP, Delta V, PI, statistical process control (SPC), and energy efficiency.
•    Prior experience training operators, technicians, and other colleagues.

Educational Requirements:

•    BS in Engineering or equivalent.
•    Minimum eight (8) years’ engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.

Physical Requirements:
•    Time Factors/Weight Factors:  Occasional—over 15% up to 40% of the time / Light 5# to 25#
                                                         Rarely—up to 15% of the time / Heavy – over 60#
•    Vision correctable to 20/20.
•    Hearing correctable to unamplified human voice.
•    Manual dexterity: excellent.
•    Ability to meet safety, regulatory, and health guidelines without assistance.
•    Ability to travel by auto/air unassisted.
•    Ability to climb stairs and ladders.
•    Ability to complete and deliver oral/written reports.
•    Continuous mental/visual concentration


In addition to the listed duties and requirements, all employees are required to comply with the following standards:

•    Regular punctual attendance.
•    Adherence to all safety rules and vigilance in safe workplace practices.
•    The consistent display of positive attitude.
•    Good housekeeping practices.
•    Courtesy and respect toward co-workers, management, customers, and suppliers.
•    Regular constructive communications with management.
•    Compliance with the laws of local, state, and federal government.
•    To behave in a manner that reflects positively on Lubrizol.
•    To take no actions detrimental to the success and reputation of Lubrizol.
•    To work whatever reasonable extra hours or overtime is necessary to successfully complete your work in a timely manner.
•    To comply with all the Standard Operating Procedures of Lubrizol.
•    To maintain your dress and grooming in a manner consistent with the professional image expected in your position.
•    To perform to a standard of quality and technical ability consistent with the skills and requirements demanded by your position.


What Lubrizol offers:

•   Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans

•   401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution

•   Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings

•   Health Savings Account

•   Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave



If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.









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