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Chemical Operator

Wickliffe, OH 44092

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Chemical Job Number: 8287 Pay Rate: 54,080

Job Description

The Lubrizol Corporation is currently seeking CHEMICAL OPERATORS for their successful operation! This is an excellent opportunity to work for one of the top employers in the country!

3rd Shift
$25+/hr., depending upon experience

  • Accurately charge raw materials to reactors ranging in size from 1 to 1000 gallons according to written instructions prepared by engineers.
  • Set up and process raw materials in development lab using piping, glassware and other lab equipment according to written instructions and diagrams drafted by engineer.
  • Collect samples and conduct lab analyses (colorimetric titrations, viscosity measurements, etc.) according to instructions outlined by engineers or supervisor and accurately record the data.
  • Package, label and store chemical product in proper containers; deliver finished material to the appropriate shelves for storage and distribution to different process engineers or other internal customers.
  • Troubleshoot, identify and communicate issues that may arise while running a process; recommend changes in work/chemical processes and equipment to improve safety, efficiency and integrity of operations.
  • Maintain equipment and tools in good working order, and report all equipment problems to supervisor, engineers and/or maintenance personnel.
  • Provide timely status updates to the foremen on special requests or projects that have been moved up in priority.
  • Serve on Lubrizol Wickliffe’s emergency response team (job requirement).
  • Support the Wickliffe site’s VPP and RCMS initiatives.
Skills, Qualifications, Experience:                        
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Willingness and ability to participate on the emergency response team (job requirement).
  • Computer skills, Excel/Microsoft Word, web enabled mainframe.
  • Mechanical aptitude, familiar with standard mixers and scales.
  • Able to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, batch sheets, operating instructions and process and instrument diagrams.
  • Good basic math skills (decimals, fractions and proportions).
  • Able to work with the metric system (volumes and weights).
  • Able to stay constructively busy and maintain focus during extended processing holds. 
Decision Making:
  • Modify process based on observations and samples collected during process (i.e. adjust speed of material feed, amount of ingredient, flow, etc.)
  • Determines when to engage internal maintenance.
  • Identifies potential safety issues and makes recommendations for action or resolution.
  • Competencies include: quality of work, quantity of work, communications, adaptability, technical skills, problem solving & decision making.
  • Maintain high ethical standards at all times.
  • Maintain an attendance and dependability record consistent with departmental standards.
  • Demonstrate good initiative and self-motivation.
  • Demonstrate excellent safety behavior.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be reliable and flexible to handle the changing work load and priorities. 
  • Follow all company and department process procedures, documentation, and policies.

Meet Your Recruiter

Benjamin Bleich
Recruiting Specialist

When you need someone who is going to go above and beyond to find you a candidate, Ben is your guy. Ben is a systematic and relentless Sourcing Specialist at our Vector Solon Branch. He works tirelessly to help those in need of a new position by getting the process started and connecting candidates with a recruiter.

Before coming to Vector, Ben was very successful as a server/bartender at a local restaurant. He still enjoys using the tricks of his trade with that and makes his loved one’s food and drinks on a regular basis. Furthermore, Ben loves to relish the time he has making music and play video games. He also loves to roll around on his skateboard and just be outside.

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