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Date: 11-Jan-2022

Location: Barnsley, GB, S71 3HW

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.



Team Leader

Lubrizol Barnsley Site

Competitive Salary and excellent benefits


We are looking to recruit a Team Leader to join our Team based from the Barnsley Manufacturing site.


In this role you will be leading a team of operatives producing Milled Dispersions and Formulated Solutions products in accordance with our standard operating procedures on a lower tier COMAH registered Chemical Manufacturing Plant.

You will be responsible for managing, mentoring, and developing operations staff to ensure daily targets are achieved, in line with key performance indicators.


Reporting directly to the Production Manager, you will be expected to work autonomously and therefore will be responsible for day-to-day operations, carrying out any necessary fault diagnosis, escalating and resolving issues as required. 


In this role you will:-


  • Ensure products are manufactured in accordance with the health, safety, environmental and quality Company Rules
  • Manage production weekly production & short-term scheduling in order to maximise on time deliveries keeping inventory on target.
  • Ensure compliance with Quality, ISO Environmental and continuous improvement systems for operations.
  • Coaching the Production Operators / technical operators so that they are sufficiently trained, motivated, and developed to meet production goals.
  • Execute production strategies and plan for improved technologies to ensure continuous improvement in operational productivity


To be successful you will have: -


  • O-Levels/GCSE or equivalent in Maths, English and Chemistry or equivalent vocational qualification coupled with minimum 5 years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing industry
  • Previous experience of leading and developing a team
  • Use of computer systems (SAP, MS office) and numeracy / literacy skills (written and verbal communication skills)
  • Lean Principles – Underpinning knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Techniques
  • Evaluation of plant data and identification of corrective action through structured problem solving
  • QHSE awareness – Compliance with safe systems of work, knowledge of standards
  • Maintenance skills to ensure completion of engineering tasks as and when required
  • Prioritisation of tasks and planning shift activities – work planning
  • Attention to detail – compliance with operating instructions, keeping records etc.
  • Forklift truck operation (desired)
  • Good overall level of physical fitness required - As tasks such as charging, and maintenance activities need to be undertaken


Please note: There my be a future requirement to move to a shift working pattern as the business grows. 


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including discretionary annual bonus, competitive pension scheme and private medical cover.

Lubrizol will support you to develop your own skills and progress as part of a global organisation.

Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference


It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol.  Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving.  Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities.  We are talented people working together to solve problems and improve lives through science. We are making a difference, and we will never stop pushing to do it better.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely based on their relevant merits and abilities.


Barnsley is a town in South Yorkshire, England. Historically, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies on the River Dearne. The Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley had a population of 231,900 at the 2011 UK Census.  Barnsley is notable as a former industrial town centred on coal mining, glassmaking, wire and linen. All the mines in the borough are now closed, the last one being closed in 1994. Only glassmaking remains, with one company still operating. Although the industries declined in the 20th century, Barnsley's culture is rooted in its industrial heritage; Barnsley has a tradition of brass bands, originally created as social clubs for its mining communities. Grimethorpe Colliery Band is perhaps the best known brass band in Britain. It rose to fame in the film Brassed Off and is now the 'artist in residence' at the Royal College of Music, London.

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