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Base Oil & Lubricants Specialist

Job Description and Requirements

We are seeking a Base Oil & Lubricants Specialist to join the Technical Development and Services Division of Base Oil and Finished Lubricants Department.

The Technical Development and Services Division is responsible for providing the following technical development and services for the base oils and lubricants:
• Advising regarding technology and product trends, formulation development and trends, and potential leveraging improvements.
• Identifying and monitoring technical programs such as base oil interchangeability and base oil slates linkage.
• Identifying the optimal lubricant formulations in all applications
• Identifying and monitoring formulations approvals (ATIEL, API, OEMs, etc)
• Providing technical support for customers 
• Supporting the Technical Manager with additive companies, industry groups (API/ATIEL), OEMs and external consultants 
• Supporting the Technical Manager in developing base oil specifications and controls of base oil products (Q&A program etc.). 


The Base Oil & Lubricants Specialist Candidate should familiar with API and ATIEL/ACEA regulations and trends and have been exposed directly or indirectly to lubricant OEMs approvals, REACH registration, and ATIEL & ACEA activities. Candidate should have the ability to work within a team, be fluent in English (reading and writing) with excellent communication, presentation, leadership and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Requirements:
The candidate must should have a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or another technical equivalent degree; an advanced degree will be an advantage. 

You should have have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the technical area of the lubricant industry.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The candidate will be required to perform the following: 
• Identify and monitor technical programs such as base oil interchangeability and base oil slates linkage.
• Identify the optimal lubricant formulations. Identifying and monitoring formulations approvals (ATIEL, API, OEMs, etc)
• Communicate and put plans with additive companies, industry groups (API/ATIEL), OEMs and external consultants 
• Define base oil specifications and controls of base oil products (Q&A program etc.).
• Advising regarding technology and product trends, formulation development and trends, and potential leveraging improvements.