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Date: 14-Sep-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.


Test Engineer – e-Axle, Driveline and Industrial Lubricant development


Student Placement


At Lubrizol, we have a growing student community in the UK with over 30 placements each year across a number of roles. We are recruiting for one student to join the Mechanical Testing department e-Axle, Driveline and Industrial Lubricant as a Test Engineer.


During your time as a Test Engineer at Lubrizol you will be part of a skilled professional team with colleagues from various engineering backgrounds. This role involves a high level of responsibility and provides a great learning curve in both technical and practical knowledge, self-management and work prioritisation. You will use your engineering knowledge, creativity and problem-solving skills to provide a high quality testing service which is vital to the successful development of fluid technologies within the e-Axle, Driveline and Industrial Lubricants Additive space.



What you will be doing:


•           Testing various lubricants aiding the development of bespoke additives on a variety of hardware from leading vehicle and component manufacturers

•           Test data acquisition, processing, and analysis based on engineering principles

•           Interacting within your department peers, commercial areas and research groups

•           Presentation of results to internal business segment and writing of project reports, for both internal and external purposes

•           Operating a combination of mechanical performance rig test hardware and control systems

•           Evolving skills in project management, product testing and lubricant performance development for the transportation business



What you will need:


•           Studying towards an Automotive or Mechanical Engineering related degree involving a year in industry, aiming for a 2:1

•           Achieved a grade C or above in A Level Maths or Physics (or equivalent - including BTECs / Level 2 Apprenticeships)

•           Interest and understanding of transmissions, driveline, industrial or emerging e-component technologies preferred

•           Excellent verbal and written communication skills, team player with positive outlook

•           Competent IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office

•           A keen interest in engineering, knowledge of engines (SI and CI)

•           To be self-motivated and driven to lead projects to timely completion



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:


• Competitive salary
• Discretionary bonus
• 33 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
• Competitive Pension Scheme
• Flexible Working Hours
• Potential to support Final Year Project
• Subsidised Sports and Social Club (Some Locations)
• Subsidised on site restaurant facility (Some Locations)
• Free Car Parking

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 on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

Our application process is very straightforward, simply create a short profile and upload your CV and cover letter.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the placement and have completed a minimum of 2 years of an undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of the placement. 


We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications.


For more information about our Student Placements, please visit our site



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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