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Electrical Control and Instrumentation Engineering Placement Student

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Date: 03-Feb-2019

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: Electrical Control and Instrumentation Engineering Student Placement


The Control and Instrumentation teams form part of the Test Support group within Lubrizol Mechanical Testing. You will be required to take concept ideas, then by research and/or design provide workable and cost-effective solutions which if approved would then be project managed, built, installed, tested and documented.


What you will be doing

  • Working daily with advanced controls systems software and hardware
  • Be involved with aiding the commissioning on new tests programs and installations
  • Gain experience in the design and maintenance of HV electrical systems
  • Undertake projects to introduce new instrumentation technology to test cells and systems
  • Practical experience of troubleshooting and maintenance of electrical and control systems
  • Gain experience of engineering programs and software e.g. Matlab, Labview, Dewesoft


What you will need

  • Studying towards an Electrical or Control systems engineering related degree involving a year in industry, achieving a 2:1 or above
  • Achieved a grade C or above in A Level Math or Physics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office
  • An interest in computer control systems or software programming would be advantageous
  • Have studied or due to study a module in control engineering would be advantageous
  • Be a lateral thinker with good problem-solving experience
  • Be self-motivated and able to complete tasks under minimal supervision


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

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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