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Swagelok Job Posting Description


Swagelok is a global organization and one of the largest employers of manufacturing talent in Northeast Ohio.  We are driven by our core values of Quality, Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Customer Focus, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement, which are demonstrated through our daily actions. For 75 years, our dedication to our core values has been the foundation for our success.  Our products have been up into space, down to the bottom of the ocean, and everywhere in between. That same dedication spans to our customers. 

Throughout our organization we demonstrate a commitment to these values and those we bring onboard. Whether you want to grow in your role or explore broad opportunities and develop new skills—you’ll thrive in a culture that promotes learning and development. 

We strive to be a company where we all can do our best work with a true sense of purpose and belonging.  

Be Connected. Be Valued. Be You.  

We hope you’ll consider joining our team. 


Position Summary: 

The Senior Legal Counsel serves as a member of a dynamic legal team that works well together to help the business identify winning solutions to complex commercial issues while maintaining sound risk mitigation strategies.  The Senior Legal Counsel will work with the business functions of a global company with over 5,500 employees.  The position reports to the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and the duties include structuring, negotiating, and advising upon a variety of commercial, sourcing, licensing, and other agreements through application of Swagelok’s legal, contract, and business philosophies.  Good business judgment and creativity are essential, and this role includes a broad range of other corporate legal duties, including counseling, compliance, the provision of training, research, and policy drafting.  The Senior Legal Counsel will also provide advice regarding legal compliance and risk management, including assessment of legal risks relating to operations and strategic decisions.  The successful candidate will be assigned other duties based on the individual’s experience.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the commercial team and other functions by providing commercially-sensitive advice regarding day-to-day legal matters, highlighting potential risks and offering risk mitigation recommendations and alternatives, and counseling on applicable laws and regulations.
  • Structure, draft, and negotiate sales, sourcing, financing, confidentiality, and other commercial contracts.  
  • Address general corporate matters and assist with corporate records management, marketing matters, distributor relationships, and competition law matters.
  • Work with the legal team to help identify opportunities for improvement, support legal initiatives and projects, and provide legal training to business teams.
  • Assist with risk, legal, and commercial aspects of business processes.
  • Support business development, acquisitions, and due diligence matters.
  • Manage outside counsel and assist in coordinating legal services for worldwide needs.
  • The Senior Legal Counsel will be assigned other duties based on the individual’s experience.  Other areas of relevant legal experience that will be considered include compliance, real estate, environmental, product safety and quality, intellectual property, and regulatory matters.
  • The essential functions above are provided as examples of the type of work performed by this position.  This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities and may be modified by the company at any time in its discretion, with or without notice.


Education and/or work experience requirements


Education:    J.D. from an accredited law school and active and admitted to the bar in the State of Ohio.
Experience:    Minimum of five to twelve years’ experience at a law firm and/or in a corporate legal environment.  A combination of law firm and corporate legal experience is preferred.  
Skills/Knowledge:    Experienced in commercial and corporate law, and a broad spectrum of contract matters.  Excellent drafting, writing, and communication skills.  Advanced understanding of commercial law, UCC, and other applicable statutes in the corporate area is desirable.  Works collaboratively with all internal functions, internal clients, and external counsel.  Effectively manages legal matters.  Should have an ability to think globally.  Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and effectively with non-legal business teams, and with associates at all levels of an organization, is crucial.  Organized and able to handle and prioritize multiple, complex matters successfully with a minimum level of supervision.  Strong reputation for integrity and ability to balance business interests with the need to exercise independent judgment.  The ability to raise (and escalate, if necessary) potentially sensitive or contentious issues.  Broad business knowledge, high energy, and enthusiasm with sound judgment.

The areas of relevant legal experience that will be considered include commercial law, corporate records management, advertising/marketing/communications matters, compliance, litigation, real estate, distributor relationships, competition laws, environmental, product safety and quality, intellectual property, and regulatory. 


Critical Competencies: 

  • Service oriented and influential. 

  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and efficient. 
    Self-starter and ability to work independently with little or no supervision. 

  • Self-controlled and confident. 

  • Agile.  

  • Strong communication skills. 

  • Highest degree of ethical standards. 

  • Organizational Awareness, Service Orientation, Influence, Transparency, Self Confidence, Teamwork & Collaboration, Initiative. 


Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements

  • Physical requirements associated with normal office working environment. 

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (e.g. computer, telephone, copier, printer, etc.). 

  • Ability to effectively communicate in both small and large groups and settings. 

  • Ability to traverse between multiple locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

  • Occasional international travel may also be required.   

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential functions of the job consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.  

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards. 


Swagelok provides a comprehensive package of valuable benefits called Total Rewards focused on health and wellness, compensation, retirement planning, and supplemental rewards.  

To apply: 

1. Click ‘Apply Now’ to the role of interest, create an account if needed, and upload your resume. 

2. If the role requires it, complete an assessment. 

3. Those that match our qualifications will be contacted to schedule a phone interview. 

Congratulations on taking the first step to Be Connected. Be Valued. Be You. 


Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law  

Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and Ohio state law.  

This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.  





Looking to take the next step in your career with a company that invests in its people? Whether you’re just starting out or experienced, join us today!​

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75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Benefits, including employee stock ownership plan, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

12-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

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One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

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