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Lubrizol Senior Technical Solutions Engineer in Cleveland, Ohio

Senior Technical Solutions Engineer

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 Polymers at , Personal Care at , Home Care at , Lubrizol LifeSciences at , Performance Coatings at , and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems at .

Lubrizol LifeSciences is a new and rapidly growing business segment within the Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company. We are a total solutions provider for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, offering customized solutions including innovative materials, excipients, drug formulation development, and best-in-class contract manufacturing. It is our goal to become the #1 polymer-based drug delivery company in the industry.

Our customized thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) provide biocompatibility, strength, and processing versatility for many other applications in the medical device industry. In this role, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate a broad understanding of these materials and their processing performance requirements in medical devices.

Lubrizol LifeSciences is currently hiring a Senior Technical Solutions Engineer at our Brecksville, Ohio location. The individual will be expected to be an expert in thermoplastics processing methods with excellent troubleshooting and communication skills. As a member of the technical solutions team, this person will be customer facing. This includes making material suggestions, recommending processing and handling methods, troubleshooting product and processes, attend trialing runs, and solving other technical issues. In addition, this role will have the opportunity to interface with the internal R&D team, analytical team and utilize a new state of the art medical device applications lab to bring solutions to customers’ challenging technical needs.

What you will do:

Technical Solutions (Customer Facing)

  • Technical Sales Support:

  • Establish a broad understanding of thermoplastic polyurethanes, their processing methods, and their applications in medical devices.

  • Provide support for sales activities such as data/sample requests, customer trials, and technical meetings.

  • Communicate effectively with customers with a focus on understanding key customer needs and technical challenges.

  • Troubleshoot and solve complex problems using a variety of resources including published literature, internal technical data, and internal experts.

  • Work with members of the sales team on a global basis to address regional technical service needs.

  • Global Trend Analysis:

  • Document customer inquiries and technical service activities for use in global trending.

  • Collaborate with the R&D and marketing teams for trend analysis of technical service interactions and proactively address important global topics.

What you need

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with extrusion and injection molding of polymers

  • Experience with polymer analytical methods, e.g. mechanical testing, melt flow index, GPC, DSC, DMA, FTIR

  • Bachelor’s degree in polymer science, plastics engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, or related degree.

  • Basic software skills including Microsoft Office and SharePoint.

  • Mustpossess strong interpersonal and both verbal and written communication skills.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

  • Must be US Citizen or permanent resident.

  • Willingness to travel 50%

  • Results driven attitude and a passion for learning.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with polymers for medical devices.

  • Experience with processing of polyurethanes.

  • Familiarity with ISO, and ASTM standards for medical device testing and development

  • Awareness of biocompatibility requirements and medical device regulations and processes.

  • Experience with trend analysis software such as Tableau or Power BI.

With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio at , Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio at is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play. This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation. From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio .

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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