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QC Chemist


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.

Quality Control Chemist

COMPANY INFORMATION AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

This position will report to the Bowling Green Quality Supervisor. The goals of this position are to provide quality control support to the Bowling Green facility.

Other duties include:

  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with other chemists and plant personnel.
  • Analyze incoming raw materials, in-process batches, as well as finished goods using a variety of instrumental and wet testing methods.
  • Determine and calculate appropriate additions to batches.
  • Approve products for release.
  • Approve raw materials for receiving.
  • Handle multiple tests and products simultaneously.
  • Perform proper microbiological plating techniques and reading determinations.
  • Observe all safety rules and work in a conscientious manner.
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot lab analytical instruments.
  • Perform other duties as required and directed by the Quality Supervisor or Quality Manager.
REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS 
  • BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related field.
  • Experience in biology, chemistry, biochemistry testing techniques.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented.
  • Possess strong PC skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Flexibility to work any shift, including weekends.
  • Willingness to work overtime, with or without advance notice.
  • Ability to work as an integral part of a team.
  • Possess strong analytical problem solving and mathematical skills.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent reading skills with ability to comprehend analytical procedures and technical instructions
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds on occasion.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time throughout the shift.

Considered a plus:

  • Experience with lab instrumentation including GC, HPLC, FT-IR, UV-vis, Brookfield viscometers, and auto titrators.

All candidates applying for this position will be required to take a safety assessment, reading comprehension and a math assessment. The candidate must score higher than 72% on each assessment to be in consideration for this position.

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Bowling Green is in the heart of culturally rich Northwest Ohio. The Bowling Green community has a small town feel with big city amenities. There are countless local restaurants and eateries to choose from and a vivacious nightlife with different scenes to fit practically anyone. The city is home to Bowling Green State University where one can not only get a top-notch education, but also attend diverse sporting and entertainment events.  Several Northwestern Ohio Universities have competitive athletic teams that make it a great area for sports fanatics to live in. Our facility is in the perfect location for taking a day trip or short weekend trips.  To our north is Toledo, home to the Mud Hens baseball team, the Walleye hockey team, and the Huntington Center, a facility known for housing concerts, sporting events, and different event expos or visit the Toledo Zoo or Toledo Museum of Art. To our east is the Sandusky area featuring Cedar Point and Put-In-Bay.  Just south of Bowling Green is Findlay, Ohio where one can visit an annual Hot Air Balloon festival and is home to University of Findlay.  Interspersed between these areas are many annual festivals, Metro Parks, bike trails and of course the Maumee River and Lake Erie to enjoy. There are attractions in and around Bowling Green to fit everyone’s liking!

 

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.