Control Engineer

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Date: 4 Apr 2024

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

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. 



Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Controls Engineer!

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Control Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, driving development and support of control systems and automation for wide ranging test rigs from single component through to engine installations. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Your work will directly impact the development of advanced lubricants and fuels to improve efficiency, reliability, and sustainability.

You will be working at Lubrizol’s European Test Facility, working as part of the test organisation that completes thousands of tests annually in support of the development of speciality chemicals primarily for transportation lubricants and fuels. The tests range from single components to engines and transmissions. In this role you will utilise your experience of working with test equipment and infrastructure control systems, you will provide technical direction and support to the test operation to ensure that the test cell and test rig conditions are controlled in line with test specifications. This will involve working with suppliers to specify and design control systems, installation, and commissioning of equipment through to on-going support. The role demands a blend of control and electrical system knowledge with hands-on practical experience and skills.


What We're Looking For:

  • Knowledge to support the design and installation of automotive test rigs utilising a range of technical skills including electrical, control systems and instrumentation.
  • Troubleshooting and problem resolution skills to maintain test operations by solving complex problems and delivering effective solutions.
  • Ability to technically lead new capability and equipment renewal /replacement projects.
  • Able to plan and coordinate own activities and providing technical direction to others.
  • Constantly seeking new and better approaches to work that increase operational efficiency through adopting Lean principles and leading continuous improvement activity.
  • Ability to communicates effectively with the department stakeholders on equipment, resource, and technical issues.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Ideally educated to Degree level in an Engineering discipline including electrical/ electronic modules.
  • Practical experience of electrical/electronic installations; may have completed a recognized apprenticeship with industrial experience.
  • Knowledgeable in control, automotive, and mechanical systems related to test installations including signal conditioning and data acquisition.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to lead, coach, and train others.
  • Demonstrated organisational and planning skills including capital projects.
  • Good IT skills utilising MS Office applications.
  • Likely to hold or pursuing professional recognition and Chartered Engineer status.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

• Discretionary bonus

• Bupa Healthcare

• Wellbeing support
• 33 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
• Competitive Pension Scheme
• Flexible Working Hours
• Share Incentive Plan
• Subsidised Sports and Social Club
• Subsidised on site restaurant facility
• Free Car Parking





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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