Sr. Process Engineer

Job Description
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies that improve the quality and performance of our customers' products in the global transportation, industrial, and consumer markets. Lubrizol is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 we were recognized by Newsweek as one of the greenest companies in America. We are a 10-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 Award, honoring great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. In 2010 and 2011, Forbes Magazine and Corporate Responsibility Magazine named us one of the top 100 and best corporate citizens, respectively. Trust Across America also named us a Top 10 Trustworthy Company for 2010. Lubrizol consistently recruits the best and brightest. Put your valuable skills to work and join us! We currently have the following opportunity available for a Sr. Process Engineer in the Noveon Consumer Specialties Process Technology and Sourcing Team located at our Avon Lake, Ohio facility.


o Scale-up from lab to pilot plant, and to manufacturing for commercialization of new products for the personal care market. Manufacturing platforms include batch and fed-batch free-radical polymerization in emulsion, suspension, and solution.

o Manufacturing support and troubleshooting.

o Improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce cost.

o Conduct process and equipment analysis, simulation, optimization, and modification.

o Estimate capital and manufacturing costs for purposes of justifying project economics.

o Use and maintain systems associated with Management of Change, Process Safety Management, and Manufacturing Authorizations.

o Assess and implement new process technology, systems, and equipment. Must keep abreast of process technology in order to anticipate next generation and our competitors' process technology.

o Continue to enhance process capability and improve product quality using statistical analysis, and implementation of improved control strategies.

o Organize and maintain databases using tools such as Excel and Access.

o Design, execute, analyze, and report (both written and verbal) on multiple, simultaneous complex projects, following the Lubrizol Stage-gate system of project management.

o Comply with all applicable internal and external Lubrizol and HSE policies.

o Design experiments and analyze data from both the laboratory and pilot plant.

o Direct the work of laboratory technicians.

o Provide technical support for pilot plant operators.

o Participate in multifunctional project teams.

o Up to 15% domestic and international travel to both Lubrizol and Toller manufacturing sites.


o Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Chemical or Polymer).

o Minimum 10 years process engineering experience in polymer research and/or manufacturing.

o Strong fundamental knowledge of chemical engineering principals with proven problem solving abilities.

o Very strong ""hands-on"" mechanically and chemically oriented process-engineering skills.

o Excellent knowledge of unit operations and process/equipment calculations and design.

o Background with experimental design (DOE) and data analysis, preferably using statistical techniques.

o Experience with process analysis, simulation, and optimization, as well as process economic evaluation.

o Self-starter with a drive and desire to manage multiple projects from start to completion with effective and competitive results.

o Proven leadership with multi-functional task-oriented teams.

o Proven business acumen with ability to choose courses of action that have the highest probability of both technical and business success.

o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Capable of giving persuasive presentations to upper management. Ability to work with others at all levels of the organization.

o Customer focused - responsive to internal and external customers.

o Creative thinker with a proven track record of learning from both successes and failures.

o Proficient with Microsoft office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


o MS or PhD in Engineering (Chemical or Polymer).

o Experience with operation and configuration of DCS's.

o Experience with statistical software including but not limited to Visimix, ChemCAD, Minitab, JMP, Aspen and Statgraphics.

o Basic knowledge of polymerization chemistry, personal care industry and cGMP. SALARY RANGE: $80,000 TO $100,000 BONUS ELIGIBLE DOMESTIC RELOCATION AVAILABLE


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