Technology Manager - Hydraulics

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. ¬  Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. ¬ These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. ¬ In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.



We currently have the following opportunity for a Technology Manager/formulator available.


The primary purpose of this position is to develop new industrial lubricant formulations for hydraulics, turbine, and industrial gear applications.¬ ¬  The technology manager will also be responsible for representing Lubrizol Industrial Additives technology at the customer interface in partnership with our commercial, sales, and customer program management team. ¬ The role involves technical project management and problem solving. ¬ 


Key Accountabilities


  • Lead the development of new lubricant products and global technology platforms

  • Developing fundamental knowledge to improve industrial additives technology

  • Advancing product integrity initiatives

  • Conducting product approval testing programs that meet customer and industry requirements

  • Interacts effectively with Operations, R&D, Testing, commercial partners, and sales to support business objectives

  • Provide technical consulting to commercial, sales, and customer program management community¬ 

  • Estimate and develop project plans (scope, objectives, milestones, resources, and economics)

  • Build and maintain customer relationships to deliver products that meet or exceed their expectations





  • Degree qualified or equivalent in chemistry or a related technical discipline

  • A minimum of three years of technical experience in industrial lubricants and/or additives, oil, specialty chemical, petrochemical, or mechanical testing industries

  • Strong problem solving skills, and the ability to develop solutions based on facts, data, and logical assumptions

  • Ability to work effectively in multifunctional, global teams

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and be self-driven

  • Achievement oriented

  • Strong communication skills


Considered a Plus

  • Knowledge and interest in Industrial equipment and technology (for example, steel mills, excavators/construction equipment, energy generation)

  • Effective advocacy and influencing skills

  • Proven track record of effective project management and execution

  • Ability to travel as part of role

  • Experience in creating and supporting intellectual property initiatives would be beneficial


With multiple facilities in and around¬ Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. 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. 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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