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Biomedical Engineering Co-op Program (Spring & Summer 2024)

Biomedical Engineering Co-op Program (Spring & Summer 2024)Job Description


The Lubrizol Corporation is looking for highly motivated Biomedical Engineering students for our Operations Co-op Program to start in our program in the Spring or Summer 2024 semester.


What will you gain from this opportunity? 

Lubrizol’s co-op programs have been around for over five decades. Lubrizol believes in providing you with a wide variety of experiences and increasing your responsibilities as you progress through the program. As a Lubrizol Operations Co-op, you will rotate through a number of different assignments based on your interests and opportunities in the company. Assignments will challenge you in an effort to promote professional growth while being an integral part of the company’s business. Lubrizol’s commitment to providing a rewarding experience for you is guaranteed to pay dividends in your career development. Each Lubrizol Chemical Engineering Co-op is regarded as a potential future leader. 

What will you do in the Biomedical Engineering Co-op Rotations?

Our program offers a wide range of locations and responsibilities. Each assignment will challenge you to build on the knowledge you gain in the classroom.  You will be exposed to a variety of assignments mainly focusing on Research and Development and Production Support. These core assignments are designed to develop you as a well-rounded engineer by exposing you to various departments and sites throughout the company.


Research and Development

This assignment will provide you with a basic understanding of the chemistry and processing of our Life Science Medical Polymers product lines. You will assist with R&D projects for new product development, applications testing and development, and more. This term is intended to give you a strong foundation in lab work, experiment design and data analysis, and technical communication. You will learn how to translate product chemistry into processing and application performance for our customers and develop a strong understanding of Lubrizol’s innovation pipeline for Lubrizol Life Sciences.


Production Support

While working in Production, you will assist the area engineers to ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of one of our many production facilities. You will also work on a wide variety of process improvement projects including process optimization, safety improvements, new equipment start-up, and energy monitoring and improvements that will help the company by increasing capacity, improving processing, and reducing operating costs. You may also get involved in the capital project process which includes equipment or control system design, project estimation, installation, and start-up. This assignment will expose you to a wide variety of projects that will develop your troubleshooting and problem-solving skills while applying the knowledge you have learned in the classroom. This term can take place at several of our production facilities throughout the United States.


Other Available Terms

To provide a variety of opportunities for our co-ops, many other terms are available depending on student interest and business need. Previous additional terms have included Process Development, Quality, and Commercial opportunities. This is an excellent way to explore a diverse array of potential career paths and challenge yourself to try new roles while you are still in school.



Co-op terms in the Lubrizol Life Sciences division can span between Bethlehem, PA; Brecksville, OH; Corona, CA; Franklin, WI; Victor, MT; and Wilmington, MA, with more opportunities continually opening up at other sites. Brecksville houses the corporate offices of the Advanced Materials Division along with many labs and pilot plant facilities. Corona, Franklin, and Victor house our medical device and medical device component manufacturing and new product development capabilities. Our other sites offer manufacturing of various products in different markets.


Benefits of Lubrizol's Biomedical Engineering Co-op Program:

  • Rewarding your hard work!
    • Competitive pay
    • Holiday pay for holidays that fall within your work period
    • Tuition reimbursement for fees associated with co-oping
    • Housing assistance and relocation assistance is offered to students with a permanent residence that is more than 35 miles from their assigned work location(s)
  • Diverse experiences with the stability of one employer. Co-ops are encouraged to work at several locations across the country for work sessions; this provides a deeper understanding of different businesses, products, processes, and people.
  • FUN! We a variety of events and activities for our students. Past events include attending sports events, paid volunteering days, and even a picnic hosted by our CEO!
  • Grow professionally. All co-ops present their work at the end of each work session. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your public speaking skills and hear what other co-ops are doing.
  • Full-time opportunities after graduation. Our engineering co-op program is an important vehicle for hiring full-time engineers at Lubrizol.


Who are we looking for?

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without requiring work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future.  
  • Students who are interested in working in a medical materials / medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from an accredited university, with a graduation date up of 2027 or 2026.
  • Ability to complete three or more co-op work terms (preferred).
  • Students with GPA > 3.0 will be given priority consideration.