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Date: 13-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.


Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oils, driveline applications, gasoline and diesel fuels and industrial lubricants.  The Consumer Lubricants team develops and supplies high performing additives for a variety of end use applications including passenger cars, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and power tools. 


Technology Manager


We currently have an opportunity for a Technology Manager within Consumer Engine Lubricants Technology team.


The primary responsibility of this position is to lead the development of new products and technology platforms.  The Technology Manager will also be responsible for collaborating with other functions within Lubrizol including Commercial, Research Development and Testing, Operations and Sales to complete multi-disciplinary projects supporting our consumer lubricants business.  The role requires technical expertise, project management and critical thinking along with great communication and interpersonal skills. 


Key Accountabilities

  • Plans and implements complex projects supporting our consumer lubricants business
  • Develop fundamental knowledge which guides the development of new products and promotes competitive advantage
  • Work closely with commercial teams to establish product development targets, deliverables, and product design criteria
  • Generates, organizes, interprets, and reports data from technical projects
  • Anticipates OEM, hardware, and competitive technology trends
  • Develop solutions to complex problems where causes may not be known, and few precedents exist
  • May represent Lubrizol at OEMs, industry forums and with customers as a technical expert
  • Nurture and maintain collaborative relationships with other parts of the organization to deliver business objectives
  • Develop intellectual property that delivers value and competitive advantage


  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry or related technical field. 
  • A high level of knowledge and experience in several key areas e.g. lubricant additive chemistry and performance, structure-performance, chemical physical properties, formulating, design of experiments, performance testing
  • Broad knowledge of industry specifications, competitors, OEMs, and primary markets
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulatory requirements and processes
  • Ability to influence the direction of product formulation with fundamental knowledge
  • Data organization and interpretation
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with internal teams and external customers
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to work effectively with diverse cultures
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and be self-driven
  • Achievement oriented
  • Strong communication skills

Considered a plus

  • Advanced degree and / or experience within LZA or the lubricant industry
  • Familiarity with Lubrizol components and formulations
  • Experience in external facing meetings with customers and OEMs
  • Experience working with Operations, RD&T, and Commercial/Sales


Closing Date: 10 June 2022


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including discretionary annual bonus, competitive 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……

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