Lubrizol Technical Service Chemist in Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Service Chemist

Req ID: 42347

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. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey at . To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Estane® Engineered Polymers at , Personal Care at , Home Care at , Lubrizol LifeSciences at , Performance Coatings at , and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems at .

Lubrizol Performance Coatings

Solutions for Paper, Non-woven, Construction and Adhesive segments

The North American Core team is accountable for solving customer’s technical challenges, and demonstrating the uses & benefits of new and existing products for our region. As a Technical Service Chemist you will lead customer-based projects particularly supporting products for Paper, Non-woven, Construction and Adhesive segments in our region. You will have input into other paints and coatings applications projects, and are charged with elevating our formulation and testing capabilities to industry-leading standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead customer-originated projects for Paper, Non-woven, Construction and Adhesive segments in the North America region to meet our business and technical targets. Provide support to all other applications as required.

  • Lead and execute short to medium term development projects such as product modifications in order to meet customer provided specifications.

  • Develop and maintain in-house formulation and testing capabilities that is equal to (if not better than) our customer base.

  • Work closely with the Technical Marketing team to evaluate polymers and formulations, to provide results and recommendations to end users.

  • Collaborate with Lubrizol personnel to extend structure-property-performance understanding throughout the organization.

  • Support customers through investigation of problems, root cause analysis and proposal of solutions.


  • B.S. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field from an accredited college/university.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience formulating and testing materials in the required market.

  • Understanding of binder technologies.

  • Ability to travel as needed to support the evaluations of Lubrizol products and formulations (est. 10%).

  • Ability to work safely within LZAM laboratories and customer facilities.

  • Self-development skills, and ability to work well within a team.

  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Good understanding of Design of Experiments (DOE).

  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, results-oriented.


  • Testing expertise in adjacent application areas such as textiles, wood, metal, plastics.

  • Knowledge of the polymers and additives used in the above-mentioned market formulations.

  • Demonstrated ability preparing and delivering customer-ready reports.

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 orbiking 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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