Laboratory Technician

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Date: Jul 19, 2024

Location: Blackley, MAN, GB, M9 8GQ

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit  

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognise unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

The Applications team within R&D supports Lubrizol through the invention and synthesis of new speciality-chemicals and technical support of existing products.


We are looking for a motivated Laboratory Technician to join our Applications team who will use their technical expertise to evaluate additives in Coatings, Inks and Composites applications and interpret and analyse analytical and performance data.


The ideal candidate will have experience working in coatings laboratory evaluating new formulations and materials.


This role is based at Hexagon Tower, Blackley Manchester located in a suburban setting, four miles from Manchester City Centre, UK.


Salary competitive dependent upon skills and experience, plus excellent benefits.


In this role you will:


Be part of a creative research department working on a variety of application areas.

Design and undertake evaluation of different additive technologies in coatings and composites meet defined business needs.

Decide how projects should proceed using logic, experience, and creativity to meet agreed timelines.

Have the opportunity to propose and develop your own ideas.

May be assigned as a Technical Leader for projects.

Document, interpret and communicate results to colleagues and internal project sponsors.

Present scientific data at internal/external meetings.

Input into other areas of importance such as Sustainability and outreach activities.

Follow safe laboratory practices.

The ideal candidate will have:


Science A Levels, BTEC  or equivalent laboratory experience in chemistry

Ability to apply scientific understanding to experiment planning

Good communication, team working and interpersonal skills, to be successful in a multidisciplinary environment

Good project management skills, with experience of managing multiple projects to deadlines

Good IT skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Chemdraw or equivalent)


Preferred experience


Ability to operate equipment for milling, mixing or compounding

Ability to make rheological measurements of solutions or pastes.

Ability to formulate and coat films onto substrates.

Ability to make colour measurements and interpret results.

Ability to conduct mechanical tests to evaluate new polymer-composite materials.

Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! .

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.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their ethnic origin, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other characteristic. 

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