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Supervisor - Mechanical Testing Department

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Date: 06-May-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.


Supervisor - Mechanical Testing Department

Hazelwood, Derbyshire

Salary is dependent on skills and experience, plus excellent benefits package


Are you an experienced team leader looking for your next challenge?


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced team leader to join the Mechanical Test Department at Lubrizol’s European Test Facility at Hazelwood near Derby. The facility develops and tests additives for lubricants and fuels for the Automotive Industry. Commercial Vehicles and Passenger Car engines are tested along with transmissions and bespoke test rigs that are run to exacting standards to determine the performance and durability of the lubricants.


As a supervisor you’ll have day to day responsibility for a team of highly skilled technicians and be part of the extended management team responsible for making plans and decisions that help drive the Mechanical Testing department forwards.


We’re looking for someone who has….


  • Strong leadership skills, with a proven track record managing a team in an engineering environment
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to listen and work well with others
  • The ability to motivate and empower a team to identify problems and deliver innovative solutions
  • Experience delivering results through continuous improvement and key performance indicators
  • Workload and resource utilisation planning skills
  • A passion to support and develop people through coaching and regular feedback
  • The desire to build their own career in a successful company
  • Ideally with a HNC/HND in a relevant technical discipline but not essential, or equivalent professional work experience


In return we’ll give you ……


  • The support 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


Lubrizol will support you to develop your own skills and progress as part of a global organisation.

Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference


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.


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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