Lubrizol Research and Development Intern - Summer 2019 in Rockton, Illinois

Research and Development Intern - Summer 2019


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.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story at in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.

Chemtool Incorporated in Rockton, Illinois is currently recruiting for a summer 2019 Research and Development intern.


  • Follow safe laboratory practices

  • Work with research scientists to prepare and develop new chemical products and/or formulations

  • Assist in developing structure-performance relationships

  • Conduct testing following provided procedures

  • Document, interpret and accurately record data in the laboratory notebook

  • Communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers, give progress reports to groups of scientists and a final presentation to business leaders.


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate chemistry or chemical engineering degree at an accredited college/university

  • Some knowledge of spectroscopic analytical methods

  • Knowledge of basic chemical calculations (formula weights, stoichiometry, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills

  • Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better will be given priority consideration

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. and must not require sponsorship for this position now and/or in the future.

What Chemtool Offers:

  • Interns are paid a competitive rate based on level of classwork completed toward degree, Chemists - $18 to $20/hour, Chemical Engineers - $24 to $26/hour

  • Housing assistance is offered to students with a permanent residence that is 50 miles or more from their assigned work location.

  • All interns will present their work at the end of the session. This is an excellent opportunity to improve public speaking skills.

About Chemtool Incorporated:

Chemtool Incorporated is a Lubrizol Company owned by Berkshire Hathaway. We are one of the largest manufacturers and custom formulators of lubricants and specialty products with some of the largest grease reactors globally, providing an unparalleled capacity to fulfill customers’ needs.

Chemtool Incorporated is a leading manufacturer, technical innovator and supplier of specialty lubricants for oil marketers and OEMs throughout the world. Our people, systems and operations focus on driving out complexity in our customers supply chain, improving their products and growing their business.

Our customers’ challenges are our next products. The technologies and services we provide are solutions to problems that improve performance, extend service life, provide process improvements and reduce the overall cost of running your facility.

We are proud of our breakthrough technologies in the following product lines:



Metal Working Fluids


Corrosion Inhibitors


Die Cast

Hydraulic Fluids

Other Specialty Products

The vision of Chemtool Incorporated is to become the preeminent specialty lubricants, grease and functional fluids solution provider to the global marketplace. Our mission is to leverage our world class manufacturing, customized packaging capabilities and industry leading technology to create sustainable value for our customers.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Rockford

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