Technical Service Chemist, Skin Essentials

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered Polymers, Personal Care, Home Care, Lubrizol LifeSciences, Performance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


We stimulate your creative process to help you deliver unique, innovative and more natural solutions to the market.

As the leading supplier of specialty ingredients, Lubrizol Skin Care is committed to empowering you with services and products that will enable you to accelerate your creativity.



Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. has an immediate need for a Technical Service Chemist – in our Skin Essentials Technical Service department at our Brecksville, Ohio location.


What you will do:

  • Build and establish collaborative tactical technical customer relationships
  • Serve as key technical contact for specific North America Skin Essentials customer interaction
  • Support sales by attending value-driven concept/solution customer specific meetings
  • Engage with key technical contacts at customer to provide formulating/troubleshooting services and to identify new growth opportunities
  • Support customer evaluations of Lubrizol products for leave-on skin care applications
  • Implement short and medium-term technical service projects for leave-on skin care markets
  • Drive customer concept/solution development utilizing current product pipeline ensuring alignment with regional marketing needs/trends
  • Support marketing to develop technical literature for new concepts/solutions developed
  • Explore new applications and enhanced formulation benefits with existing products for regional markets
  • Communicate unmet needs not satisfied by existing products to global marketing and technical leaders
  • Develop regional prototype formulations to support regional marketing initiatives for global product launches
  • Train internal colleagues, distributors, and customers on new concepts/solutions
  • Provide progress updates through the regular issuance or written and verbal reports
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments, results, and conclusions
  • Meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Up to 30% domestic travel


What you need:

  • BS degree on Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related scientific field from an accredited college/university
  • Minimum 5 years experience formulating leave-on skin care (including color cosmetic, sun care, and emulsion forms)
  • Knowledge of regional trends, product formats, and customer base for leave-on skin care markets
  • Knowledgeable around testing performance of leave-on skin care products
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol laboratories and customer facilities
  • Strong project management, record keeping, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel as needed



  • Experience formulating finished goods for leave-on skin care market from a consumer goods company, especially a contract manufacturer.
  • Knowledge of the polymers and additives used in above mentioned market formulations
  • Experience with Coptis
  • MS degree


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.