Lubrizol Process Engineer - Project Manager in Wickliffe, Ohio

Process Engineer - Project Manager

Req ID: 27582

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oils at http://www.lubrizol.com/EngineOilAdditives/default.html , driveline applications at http://www.lubrizol.com/DrivelineAdditives/default.html , gasoline and diesel fuel at http://www.lubrizol.com/FuelAdditives/default.html , other transportation related fluids at http://www.lubrizol.com/ViscosityModifiers/default.html and industrial lubricants at http://www.lubrizol.com/IndustrialAdditives/default.html . 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 at http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2016/06/lubrizoltoplargecompanywin.html#incart . Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together at https://www.lubrizol.com/successtogether/ .

The Project Engineer collaborates closely with Test Engineering, Data Acquisition and Control (DAC), Maintenance, and Operations teams to efficiently and effectively lead installation and process improvement projects within the Testing and Applied Sciences Departments. The Project Engineer will also actively work with stakeholder groups to identify, design and implement process improvement and efficiency opportunities within the organization. Ultimately, the Project Engineer will support the overall Testing mission to provide high quality, cost-effective, and timely testing solutions to demonstrate the performance and value of Lubrizol products.

Responsibilities:

Engineering Support and Project Management

  • Utilize Project Management tools and processes to ensure that all projects have established deliverables, milestones, dates, and budgets, and that these priorities are effectively managed and communicated during project execution.

  • Coordinate with stakeholders and resource groups to ensure that priorities are understood, and that activities and tasks are completed in a timely and effective manner.

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of test stand requirements for lubricant product development and product differentiation.

  • Develop a solid understanding of test operations and identify opportunities for process improvement, efficiency gains, and cost reductions.

  • Collaborate and share best practices with peers within the TCEM group, other relevant departments at the Wickliffe site, as well as other global testing locations and outside testing locations as appropriate.

  • Provide regular updates to Mechanical Testing Engineers, the Department Management Team, and other stakeholders on technical and project achievements as well as issues or obstacles.

  • Apply engineering skills and knowledge in the development of new tests and standardizing and improving test stand builds and modifications, including design/specification of heat exchangers, valves, pumps, piping systems and associated control loops.

  • Apply financial knowledge and methods to evaluate testing opportunities and strategies to support the business while maximizing utilization of testing assets and return on capital investments, and ensuring alignment with business goals and objectives.

  • Prepare and submit requests for capital including detailed scopes, cost estimates and all other required documentation.

Support Testing Division and Mechanical Testing Department goals

  • Track relevant Division and Department and groups goals and the progress against them.

  • Support processes that ensure operating flexibility in response to customer needs.

  • Utilize and actively participate in continuous improvement processes and initiatives, such as LEAN and problem solving methodologies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.

  • Collaborate with laboratory operations, test engineers, maintenance and other resources to ensure optimum test performance.

  • Partner across technology groups and testing division, striving for consistency in processes and resource sharing when practical.

Ideal candidate profile:

  • BS or MS Degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.

  • 5-7 Years of related technical experience, including process engineering/design.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project (SAP experience a plus)

  • •Proficient computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Project Management experience, with an established track record of successful execution. Project management experience must be in engineering or construction.

  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and chemical processes; define problems, collect and analyze data, establish causation, and implement corrective or improvement actions.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills with colleagues and customers.

Decision Making

  • Be able to conduct data analysis and provide conclusions and/or recommendations for improvement in the test area. Provide clear, concise and timely reports reviewing the relevant details, status and results.

  • Keep management aware of all significant information and issues related to their work.

  • Manage project work in a financially responsible manner by balancing expenses against revenues and by determining return on investments.

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated success related to the following competencies: Focus on Customers, Communication, Adaptability, Results Orientation, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Business / Financial Acumen, Influence, and Establish Trust.

  • Respond resourcefully and constructively to new demands, priorities, and obstacles.

  • Able to present a compelling case for ideas and initiatives that advance the business strategy.

Working Conditions

  • May require occasional domestic travel and international travel.

  • Requires use of appropriate PPE, Personal Protective Equipment to fulfill safety requirements.

With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio at http://www.thisiscleveland.com/ , Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio at http://www.globalcleveland.org/ 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 orbiking 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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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