Lubrizol Grease Research Chemist in Wickliffe, Ohio
Grease Research Chemist
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 https://www.lubrizol.com/-/media/Lubrizol/Our-Company/Documents/Eric-Schnur-Smart-Business-Article.pdf in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.
PMG Grease Research Chemist
ROLE DESCRIPTION / DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
Under LZA’s refreshed strategy, Industrial Specialties has been asked to double revenue from $1.0 billion to $2.0 billion by 2028. Grease Additives, a part of Industrial Specialties, is growing significantly (UOI +35% August YTD) and contributing to the aggressive growth target. A large part of Grease’s growth can be attributed to a strong technology team applying powerful and unique internal capabilities to help our customers grow. We currently have an opening for a Research Chemist on the Grease PMG technology team in based Wickliffe, Ohio.
The Grease Research Chemist is a unique role that contributes to results by interfacing with customers, developing customer solutions in the lab and then working with the Grease Commercial team and/or Sales to share those solutions with customers. Much of the work is PAP Type II with opportunities for Type I and Type V commensurate with ability and inclination.
Run and own projects
Execute grease cooking and blending lab scale, grease testing in lab and additive package blending and qualification
Understand Lubrizol chemistry and have a basic understanding of formulation and end use application
Move quickly and effectively between projects to meet customer expectations
Execute and bring to conclusion customer test requests
Support existing products (additive and additive packages)
Develop and execute experiments to demonstrate product performance
Drive knowledge development and utilize knowledge to solve technical challenges
Develop formulations for use with current technology packages for general and customer use
Support Grease Commercial and Sales team by providing technical updates and support for customer projects
When necessary, interface with customers directly to ensure strong alignment between project execution and customer need
Learn and master processes within Lubrizol to carry a project from inception to closure in a timely manner
Effectively interface with Operations, R&D, BTS, SRBD, Procurement, Commercial, and Sales
Practice Lubrizol Cultural Beliefs
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
PhD in Chemistry or Chemical EngineeringorMS/BS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with industrial chemistry experienceorequivalent experience
Project management and/or chemical technology development experience – achievement oriented
Track record of technically successful projects completed in a timely manner
Self-Starter – the ability to work under minimum supervision and be self-driven
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills that enable collaboration with global peers and customers of different backgrounds and cultures
Up to 10% domestic and international travel
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: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron
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