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Automotive Field Test Engineering Placement Student

Date: 07-Dec-2018

Location: Hazelwood, Derby, GB, DE56 4AN

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.


Role: Automotive Field Test Engineering Student Placement                


At Lubrizol, we have a growing student community in the UK with over 30 placements each year across a number of roles. During your time as a Field Test Engineer at Lubrizol you will be part of a skilled professional team with colleagues from various engineering backgrounds. You will use your engineering knowledge and creative problem-solving skills to provide a high-quality testing service with the purpose of differentiating Lubrizol’s products in real-world conditions. The field testing group has a diverse testing portfolio which is applied to a range of vehicles from motorbikes and cars, through light and heavy commercial vehicles, up to off highway and marine. 

This role involves high responsibility and provides a great learning curve in both technical/practical knowledge, self-management, and work prioritisation. The Field testing group operates globally so you will be working collaboratively with colleagues at other Lubrizol sites in China, India, and the USA. The work environment is always positive, supportive, and friendly whilst being increasingly challenging and demanding as experience develops throughout the year.


What you will be doing

  • Developing and performing tests on a variety of hardware from leading vehicle manufacturers
  • Research, selection, and installation of data acquisition equipment into test vehicles
  • Test data acquisition, processing, and analysis based on engineering principles
  • Interacting with your department, commercial areas, and research groups
  • Presentation of results to internal business segment and writing of project reports, for both internal and external purposes
  • Opportunity to get involved with activities outside the core job role


What you will need

  • Studying towards an automotive or mechanical related degree involving a year in industry, achieving a 2:1 or above
  • Achieved a grade C or above in A Level Maths or Physics
  • Having studied a module on engine fundamentals is preferable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent IT skills, previous experience with data analysis packages would be useful
  • A keen interest in engineering, knowledge of vehicles, engines (SI and CI), and transmissions


Why Lubrizol?


We know that Lubrizol is not a common household name, so it may surprise you to know that our products and technologies are in the things that you use every day- from surfaces and fluids in the vehicles you drive, to shampoo, medicines, to the clothes that you wear.


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, combines our unique chemistry expertise, formulation and applications capabilities, and market insights to positively impact the lives of our customer’s end users around the globe.


What we can offer you:

  • £18,000 annual salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Potential to support final year project
  • Flexible working hours
  • Subsidised Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised on site restaurant facility
  • Free Car Parking

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……

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