Lubrizol Chemist in Wickliffe, Ohio
Req ID: 39162
Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oils at http://www.lubrizol.com/EngineOilAdditives/default.html , driveline applications at http://www.lubrizol.com/DrivelineAdditives/default.html , gasoline and diesel fuel at http://www.lubrizol.com/FuelAdditives/default.html , other transportation related fluids at http://www.lubrizol.com/ViscosityModifiers/default.html and industrial lubricants at http://www.lubrizol.com/IndustrialAdditives/default.html . We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together . The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise , testing confidence , supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. 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 http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2016/06/lubrizoltoplargecompanywin.html#incart . Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together at https://www.lubrizol.com/successtogether/ .
Department: Wickliffe Blend Test Services Reports to : Testing Science Manager
The Chemist will be responsible for strategic leadership of testing processes to improve and sustain the competitive advantage provided by Blend Test Services (BTS) to Lubrizol Additives as manifested in demonstrating performance, delivering confidence, and achieving quality through conformance for the Testing Division.
Advocacy for assigned test methods governed by industry organizations (ASTM, CEC, DIN, SAC, ISO, OEM, etc.)
Lead and influence at external industry meetings
Engage with global enterprise to proactively identify opportunities for industry advocacy
Partner with business units on product development and differentiated testing programs
Support business unit product development project teams to facilitate testing technology transfer and specification alignment from BTS sites to manufacturing QA labs
Drive conformity of BTS testing procedures to OEM and industry standards in support of business units’ performance claims
Global Test Method Owner
Serve as Global Test Method Owner of assigned test methods within Testing Division
Lead project teams spanning BTS sites to align testing process capabilities throughout the enterprise with global Rules Documents
As a Global Test Method Owner, provide oversight and technical leadership of quality assurance procedures and specifications including control chart acceptance criteria, ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP), CEC, and TMC or equivalent referencing in BTS labs
Lead management of change projects required by updates to industry standard test methods (ASTM, CEC, DIN, ISO, OEM, etc.) to maintain compliance in BTS sites
Assess and improve change management processes for continuous improvement of test methods that may impact test results from BTS sites on product development programs
Interface effectively with other Testing Science staff, Operations, R&D, other Testing groups and LZA business units to support business objectives
Support testing technology transfer from R&D into BTS
Technical owner of assigned test methods within Wickliffe BTS
Troubleshoot test methods and instrumentation to ensure minimal downtime
Provide tactical support to testing labs as required by business unit product management
Quality System Champion
Lead test method validation / verification and instrument qualification programs for assigned testing technology areas
Collaborate with other chemists, test technicians, and Quality Manager on Quality Management System (QMS) documentation, including Work Instructions and Lab Procedures
Define training requirements for assigned test methods and support training deployment
Lead training efforts for BTS associates as necessary
Establish preventative maintenance and calibration requirements for assigned test methods
Lead investigation of testing nonconformances for assigned test methods and support lab technician troubleshooting
By modeling behavior, encourage test technicians to think about their tests as definable processes that require 100% compliance to methods, as specified in Work Instructions and Lab Procedures
- Actively support safety initiatives such as RCMS (Responsible Care Management System) and OSHA VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) and ensure appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is used in labs.
Skills, Experience and Qualifications
Master’s Degree with at least 5+ years of experience in an industrial setting.
OR Ph.D. in analytical chemistry. Ph.D. in organic or inorganic chemistry also considered.
Project management experience.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships with colleagues at multiple levels of an organization.
Knowledge of lubricants and/or lubricant additives.
Must be self-motivated with ability to handle, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and be able to perform under pressure to meet deadlines.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Good computer skills to include SharePoint and Microsoft Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Develop competencies which support the Testing Division initiatives. Competencies include: strategic thinking, global perspective, influence and establish trust, building relationships, planning, results orientation, focus on customers, communications, adaptability, problem solving & decision making, business / financial acumen.
Maintain high ethical standards at all times.
Ability to work well and collaboratively with many different personalities, and with people representing different levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to solve technical and process-related problems.
Ability to convey technical information in a clear and concise manner to people at all levels of the organization
Position requires extended periods of sitting, walking, and working with the phone and computer.
Accepts the possibility of flexible work schedules.
Requires use of appropriate PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, to fulfill safety requirements.
Up to 10% domestic and international travel
With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio at http://www.thisiscleveland.com/ , Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio at http://www.globalcleveland.org/ 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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron
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