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Date: 02-Jan-2021

Location: Hazelwood, DER, 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.


Mechanical Engineer 


Lubrizol are looking to recruit a Mechanical Engineer to join the R&D facility located in Hazelwood, Derbyshire. 


The successful candidate will be part of the team responsible for the design, manufacture and support of mechanical systems and equipment within our vehicle engine and driveline testing facility. Whilst the role is based within the Mechanical Testing department it also provides mechanical engineering support across the site within a chemical laboratory environment.


In this role you will lead a team of Technicians who manufacture and assemble new test installations and maintain the testing infrastructure.


The role requires you to provide both team and technical leadership, to be successful you will possess experience from a manufacturing or maintenance environment with the motivation to build upon this to develop the team.


You will manage the design and delivery of solutions ensuring specification, quality and schedule requirements are met. The ability to work co-operatively within a larger support team is essential. You will operate as a technical authority for the mechanical systems used within the organisation such as air handling, cooling water and hydraulics and ideally have experience of machining and fabrication processes.


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.  We are talented people working together to solve problems and improve lives through science. We are making a difference, and we will never stop pushing to do it better.

In this role you will:


  • Act as a mechanical engineering design authority with accountability for the safety, functionality and mechanical integrity of solutions.
  • Develop solutions to meet customer requirements through application of technical knowledge and innovation.
  • Provide leadership to a team of mechanical technicians including coaching and mentoring to support individual career development and performance management.
  • Coordinate work requests in line with customer requirements, prioritising technician workload and managing the associated purchasing and logistics demands.
  • Support the planning and implementation of department Infrastructure improvements.
  • Maintain a maintenance strategy to meet both department and site needs for mechanical integrity.
  • Issuing of permit to work for both internal personnel and for 3rd party contractors to control high risk activities; e.g. hot work, confined space entry etc.
  • To manage and maintain H&SE standards, risk assessments and competency registers.
  • Lead structured problem solving and local improvement activity,also defining and implementing best practices.


To be successful you will need:


  • A Degree in Mechanical Engineering ideally having achieved or working towards chartered status.
  • Relevant professional experience in Mechanical Engineering, gained within a manufacturing or development environment, hands-on experience of fabrication and machining would be beneficial.
  • Experience of people management, in a supervisory or team leadership role, including managing development and performance management.
  • Knowledge of test cell infrastructure systems would be advantageous.
  • Understanding of technical drawings, manufacturing methods and techniques.
  • Experience of running a maintenance programme.
  • Ability to confidently and effectively communicate at all levels.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Project an advantage)
  • Experience of Solidworks 3D CAD software and CNC or equivalent packages.
  • Awareness of safety legislation, procedures and ISO quality systems.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including discretionary annual bonus, competitive pension scheme, 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, and private medical cover.  Lubrizol will support you to develop your own skills and progress as part of a global organisation, whilst working with teams of highly skilled technicians and specialist engineers.


Closing date: 31 January 2021


Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely based on their relevant merits and abilities.

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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