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Date: 28-Apr-2022

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.


Automotive Technician | Shift  

Mechanical Testing, Engine Testing Facility

Salary: Competitive + shift allowance and an excellent benefits package

Location: DE56 4AN, Derbyshire


We are looking to recruit a Automotive Technician at our state of the art Mechanical Testing facility at Hazelwood in Derbyshire to deliver safe, timely, cost effective, and quality testing.


The European Testing Facility at Hazelwood is a 24/7 operation which predominantly develops and tests additives for fuels & lubricants for the Automotive Industry, this  opportunity is a Shift role. 


A wide variety of tests are run to determine the performance and durability of our additive packages i.e. Heavy Duty and Passenger Car engines, driveline components and bespoke test rigs for industrial applications.


In this role you will required to work shifts to cover the operational requirements of the department to run a 24/7 operation across 365 days of the year.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • Conducting and monitoring Fired engine, Driveline and Industrial tests
  • Use control systems to check and analyse data to adjust test operating parameters as necessary
  • Building, installing, de-rigging and strip test components i.e. engines, gearboxes and axles
  • Initiate repairs to test installations as required
  • Interpreting technical drawings and manuals as required
  • Suggesting improvements and the implementation of these improvements with a proactive and creative approach
  • Adhering and promoting compliance with company HS&E policies, practices and procedures and suggest areas for improvement
  • Interacting appropriately with immediate work group, Engineers and Customers


To be successful you will have:


  • Experience in automotive fault finding techniques
  • Experience in engine strip and repair
  • Experience in Driveline fault finding
  • Shift experience, but not essential
  • Proven analytical and communication skills
  • PC literacy and basic office packages
  • Be NVQ level 2/3 trained or equivalent and have proven experience


In return we’ll give you:-


  • The support and training to develop your own skills and progress your career as part of a global organisation
  • The opportunity to work with teams of highly skilled technicians and specialist engineers in our state of the art facilities
  • A competitive salary and benefits package, including discretionary annual bonus, pension scheme and private medical cover


Shift Pattern Information: - 

  • 4 day on 4 day off shift rota with 2 shifts of days followed by two shifts of nights.
  • All shift start and finish times are worked around 6am and 6pm with 12 hour shifts.
  • Holiday entitlement has flexible booking and the allowance is 444 hrs/year which is the equivalent of 37 days off


Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of 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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