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Blend Test Services 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: Blend Test Services Student Placement

 

At Lubrizol, we have a growing student community in the UK with over 30 placements each year across a number of roles.

 As a student with in the Blend Test Services department, you will be part of a skilled professional team of lab technicians, chemists and PhD chemists, who perform, develop and create a diverse set of physical and analytical chemistry tests to evaluate our products. Without the evidence provided by these tests Lubrizol cannot make specific claims as to the effectiveness of our products.

 

What you will be doing

  • Be responsible for the accurate performance of physical and analytical tests on Lubrizol products
  • Reporting test findings to customers (both written and verbal)
  • Helping to influence industry standards for vehicle fluids by developing new tests and increasing understanding of current practices
  • Fostering cross lab co-operation and understanding by training on a wide range of tests across the department

 

What you will need

  • Studying towards a chemistry related degree involving a year in industry, achieving a 2:1 or above
  • Achieved grade C or above in A Level Chemistry
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written to be able to write reports
  • Experience of analytical or physical chemistry is preferable
  • Lab based experience

 

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
  • Christmas Buffett and Hamper

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.

For further information, please visit: www.visitderby.com, www.visitpeakdistrict.com

 

 


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