STLE Volunteer Opportunities

Each year STLE recognizes the time, talent and contributions made by volunteers who serve on our committees, industry councils and local section leaders. They are what allow STLE to grow and nurture our industry, foster new talent, and grow the organization as a whole.


Benefits of Volunteering

Make a Difference For Your Profession:
Help shape the future of your profession. Increase the influence of the profession in the technical and scientific community. Help spread awareness for the profession and the STLE certification credentials.

For Your Career:
Enrich your resume with your volunteer activities. Build your professional network by working with colleagues. Receive complimentary leadership training. Enhance your leadership, team-building and communication skills.
Recertification Credits:
Earn credits towards your STLE Recertification. Click here for STLE's Recertification Policy.



Talk to a Leader!
Find out more about volunteering on the local and national level. Email a local section leader. Ask STLE Headquarters to help you connect with a volunteer working on a specific team in your area of interest.

Available Volunteer Openings
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers is currently seeking volunteers from the STLE community for the following opportunities. Please note, you must be a current STLE member to serve on any STLE committee. Appointees are selected from a pool of candidates when openings are available. Local section leaders and committee member terms run from June 1 through May 31 of the following year. 

Learning Pathway Content Reviewer
Time Commitment: Between July and November of a designated year.

Requirements: 
  • Must be an active CLS and/or OMA I certification holder for at least two years
  • Ability to access content as provided (requires internet and webcast viewing capability)

Description: STLE Learning Pathway Content Reviewers serve on the STLE Task Force. They are responsible for evaluating assigned content, which may consist of Webinars, articles, annual meeting education course materials and books/publications, for suitability as a recommended resource for a Lubrication Specialist or an Oil Monitoring Field Analyst.  

Reviewers are required to complete assigned monthly content reviews and submissions to the designated contact at STLE Headquarters.  Volunteers completing their assignments to the satisfaction of the STLE Certification Programs and the STLE Education manager receive recertification credits. Serving on the STLE Task Force provides an excellent opportunity to gain professional recognition and experience.

Committee Member – STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) Committee
Time Commitment: One Term (3 years)

Requirements: 
  • Must be an active CLS certification holder.

Description: The CLS committee is currently looking for individuals to serve as subject matter experts (SMEs) and create questions, based on their expertise, in these technical areas: 

  • Fluid Power
  • Gears
  • Lubricant Manufacturing
  • Metalworking
  • Seals
  • Solvents and Cleaners
  • Transportation Lubricants 

Committee Member – STLE Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist (CMFS) Committee
Time Commitment:
One Term (3 years)

Requirements: 
  • Must be an active CMFS certification holder

Description: The CMFS committee is currently looking for individuals to serve as subject matter experts (SMEs) and create questions, based on their expertise in these technical areas:

  • Metalworking Operations
  • Metal Removal and Forming Fluid Chemistry
  • Metal Removal and Forming Fluid Condition Monitoring
  • Central and Stand-Alone Systems: Function and Design
  • Plant Conditions/Operations Affecting Fluid Performance
  • Fluid Condition Management
  • Enclosures and Ventilation
  • Health and Safety
  • Waste Treatment
  • Communications: Data Interpretation, Training, Cost/Benefit Analysis

Committee Member – STLE Certified Oil Monitoring Analyst (OMA) Committee
Time Commitment:
One Term (3 years)

Requirements: 
  • Must be an active OMA certification holder. 

Description: The OMA committee is currently looking for individuals to serve as subject matter experts (SMEs) and create questions, based on their expertise, in these technical areas:

  • Fundamentals
  • Sampling
  • Analysis Tests
  • Interpretation
  • Troubleshooting 

Committee Member – STLE Scholarship Committee (New)
Time Commitment:
One Term (3 years)

Description: In order to serve our mission and purpose, STLE’s Board of Directors has recently approved the creation of an STLE Scholarship Committee. This committee’s charter includes management of STLE’s Scholarship Program, scholarship fund and all fundraising initiatives for the Society, as well as make recommendations to help meet the organization’s goals as they relate to the scholarship programs. 

Webinar Presenter – STLE Education
Time Commitment:
Short-Term (Few hours)
(For members or non-members)

Description: STLE Education is looking for individuals (members or non-members) who would be interested in presenting a self-created, one-hour technical subject-based Webinar. STLE welcomes any topic submissions or suggestions for webinars, however, subject areas that are most in demand by STLE are these topics:

  • Electric Motor Lubrication
  • Pneumatics
  • Natural Gas Engines
  • Fuels and their Impact on Lubrication

STLE Local Sections
Time Commitment:
Few hours – 1 year, varies based on volunteer activity. 

Description: STLE Local Sections provide quality programming on a variety of industry-related topics. Get involved with your local section by volunteering to speak at one of the technical meetings, sponsoring educational meetings, or participating in networking and social events. Find a local section near you by contacting one of the section leaders.

If any of the above opportunities interest you, please complete the STLE Volunteer Interest Form.  

For more information about STLE volunteer opportunities, please email volunteer@stle.org or contact STLE Headquarters at (847) 825-5536.