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Analytical Chemist

Date: 23-Nov-2018

Location: Hazelwood, Derby, GB, Hazelwood,

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.


Job title: Analytical Chemist - Analytical Services


Department: Blend Test Services


Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience




The Analytical Chemist will be responsible for working in partnership with our product development and research groups to provide technical support through research, development and testing.  Apply critical problem solving skills and use an array of analytical instrumentation to obtain solutions. Be accountable for collaborating with the internal and external scientific community to maintain and grow cutting edge analysis that enables the business to have a competitive advantage.  


Key Accountabilities:


  • Provide analytical support to Research & Development and operational activities.
  • Suggest and implement improvements to existing products, processes and equipment.
  • Generate, organise, interpret and report data in support of technical projects and service requests.
  • Develop solutions to problems.
  • Plan and implement tasks to clearly defined projects.
  • Support product development and research teams.
  • Communicate responses to requests through written scientific reports, oral presentations, electronic media etc..
  • Ability to translate technical information to a variety of audiences, technical/non-technical, different scientific background and commercial based. 
  • Develop scientific curiosity though establishing internal and external networks.
  • Coach and mentor new talent to promote their development.
  • Liaise with external instrument vendors and suppliers in support of capital investments
  • Interface effectively within the Blend Test Services Department, Operations, R&D, product development groups and, when required, external customers.



Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


  • BSc in Chemistry based subject essential, a PhD is desired.
  • Thorough understanding of basic analytical methodology.
  • Strong technical knowledge of at least two of the following areas of analysis is essential, chromatographic (HPLC, GC), mass spectrometry, thermal (DSC, TGA), elemental analysis and infrared spectroscopy.
  • Previous experience of working within a laboratory environment with strong, practical laboratory skills, able to work logically and interpret data.
  • Able to effectively communicate with both technology based customers, as well as customers from a commercial environment.
  • Establish networks across the organisation to develop technical knowledge and promote opportunities for self-development.
  • Knowledge of lubricants and/or lubricant additives is desirable.
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to handle, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and be able to perform under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Project management experience. 
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships with colleagues at multiple levels of an organisation.
  • Promotes and displays adherence to safety and quality best practices.

The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe. 

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City centre.  With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes.  Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless.  If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.

You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities.  We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

There is something for everyone who lives and work here……

To learn and see what it is like to work here at Lubrizol Hazelwood, please view our video.

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