Lab Technician

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including¬ additives for engine oils,¬ driveline applications,¬ gasoline and diesel fuel,¬ other transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. 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.¬ Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.




The Lubrizol Corporation¬ has an immediate need for highly motivated, results-oriented¬ Lab Technician¬ for our facility located in Wickliffe, Ohio.


What will you do:

  • Work with a group chemists and engineers on a variety of projects- ranging in scope from short-term troubleshooting, to strategic, to long-term fundamental knowledge.

  • Develop a detailed understanding and mastery of a subset of instruments and measurement techniques in the Thermal, Rheology, and Colloids lab and other areas as needed

  • Perform routine and non-routine measurements

  • Assist chemists and engineers in new¬  method development

  • Contribute to safety, quality, housekeeping, environmental and process improvement initiatives.

  • Perform routine troubleshooting and repair on lab equipment.

  • Recognize validity of measurement data and be able to identify root causes of inconsistent data.¬ 

  • Keep detailed records of lab work.

  • Understand and perform testing calculations; ability to identify and resolve incorrect calculations and process the calculations manually if necessary.

  • Must be able to identify, troubleshoot, and work closely with customers to resolve issues or problems with testing.¬  Appropriately elevate the situation to lab peers, supervisor and/or customer when necessary.

  • Facilitate sample flow between work area and other areas.

  • Articulate and communicate issues to co-workers, supervisors, and customers.¬  Provide timely status updates.¬  Work with customers on special requests.¬  Follow-up on customer questions or concerns.

  • Update work instructions and procedures as necessary; forward recommended changes to chemists and engineers.¬  Maintain thorough documentation and associated information following Lubrizol quality system guidelines.

  • Analyze and test samples related to the lubrication industry in accordance with standard test methods

  • Enter and upload test data into Excel or Lubrizol internal software.


What you need:

  • Minimum five years of laboratory experience working in an industry or an academic setting.

  • Ability to clearly record and communicate measurement results, as well as issues with equipment and/or measurement procedures

  • Strong organizational skills, including time management and detailed record-keeping

  • Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of web-enabled LZ mainframe applications; scheduler/inventory, measurements, GBTRS, information warehouse, and MCR.

  • Ability to work with shifting priorities.

  • Track record of customer service.

  • Requires use of appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and adherence to Lab Safety practices to ensure you are properly protected.

  • Use of a variety of different chemicals to complete testing.

  • Independent worker; intuitive; a collaborative approach to team work; strong desire to work and communicate with customers; analytical aptitude; strong multitasking skills.



  • Experience with any of the following instrumentation and/or techniques: TGA, DSC, thermal conductivity, particle size analysis, surface tension, interfacial tension, contact angle, rheometers, viscometers, optical microscope, image analysis software or QCM.

  • Ten years relevant lab experience

  • Working knowledge of statistics





With multiple facilities in and around¬ Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. ¬ Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment,¬ Northeast Ohio¬ 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 or biking 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.

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