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Synthesis Group Leader

Company: The Lubrizol Corporation
Location: Midland
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Job Description:

CPI Fluid Engineering, a division of The Lubrizol Corporation, is a world leader in synthetic compressor lubricants. CPI connects the best of both worlds - the production capabilities and technical resources of major equipment and lubricant manufacturers with the flexibility and responsiveness of a service-oriented organization. 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. Department: Lubrizol Additives, Industrial Reports to: Director Strategic Research & Innovation The CPI Synthesis Manager is responsible for conducting/managing chemical synthesis group. Specifically, the Synthesis Manager will direct the synthesis of known and unknown materials, analyze test data, formulate alternative products with local or regional chemistries, document results and provide the technical lead in their area(s) of expertise (compressor lubricants). Responsibilities * Follow HSES procedures of both plant and laboratory. Operate in a safe, tidy and efficient manner; maintain good housekeeping practices in the work area. Actively get involved with contributions to safety, housekeeping, environment and process improvement initiatives. * Set up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for synthesis, testing, research, or process control. Prepare chemical solutions for use in processing materials, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures. * Analyze the results of synthesis for the in-process and finished products to determine chemical content and other characteristics. Document results of tests and analyses. * Confer with scientific, engineering and technical personnel to resolve testing problems such as product or system malfunctions, incomplete test data and data interpretation. Proactively identify potential problems and effectively map out a plan for resolution. Effectively use internal and external resources such as external lab contacts and industry experts in problem solving efforts. * Analyze and interpret test data and prepare technical reports for use by R & D, Segment, customers, and management personnel. Utilize technical expertise to assist peers with process improvements, data quality and other operational issues. * Plan sequence of testing and calibration procedures for instruments and equipment used by synthesis group. Calibrate test instruments according to specifications. * Perform incoming inspection of chemicals. * Apply broad and thorough understanding of technical field and train others in synthesis. Provide technical leadership to the workgroup and is seen as a 'go to' person internal and external to the synthesis group. * Draw connection between different technologies to solve lubricant issues and make improvements to products. * Provide leadership to work group(s) on Quality System Initiatives through active participation in the Quality System (auditor, ISO document controller, trainer, and work on process improvements). * Seek out new raw materials and methods to meet customer and business needs. * Deliver and assist in the creation of business presentations to work groups, Segment partners, and external business contacts. * Actively facilitates work processes on a global basis. Skills, Experience, and Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry * 20+ years of laboratory related experience working with the synthesis of lubricants or lubricant additives and a BS or MS Degree (formulating and troubleshooting finished fluids for compressors is desirable) * 10+ years of laboratory related experience working with the synthesis of lubricants or lubricant additives and a Ph.D. Degree (formulating and troubleshooting finished fluids for compressors is desirable) Language Skill: Fluent in English both written and verbal Ability to convey technical information in a clear and concise manner to employees at all levels of the organization. Working Conditions * May require infrequent domestic and international travel. * Requires use of appropriate PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, to fulfill safety requirements. Midland, Michigan offers a great quality of life with a mix of small-town America character blended with big-city opportunities. Our residents enjoy artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities fit for communities many times our size - all with the convenience and charm of a county of 83,000 people. There is so much more to see and experience right here in Midland County and we invite you to experience this great quality of life that Midland has to offer. 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. Do You Need Assistance? Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process. You can either call and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an to . Please note that this phone line and address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters. Nearest Major Market: Midland Michigan Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw Job Segment: Engineer, Chemical Research, Inspector, Laboratory, Engineering, Research, Quality, Science

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