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Date: 15-Sep-2022

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, GB, HD2 1YZ

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.



Quality Control Analyst  

Lubrizol Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield

Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits


Lubrizol, Huddersfield have an exciting oportunity for a Quality Control Analyst to provide an efficient quality control service for in-process and final products.


The successful candidate will be accountable for ensuring safe, efficient and timely analysis of all samples in order to meet demands of Manufacturing and the Business and will assist with the introduction and validation of new methods and new product validation.


In this role you will:


  • Work in compliance with local and site HSE&S and quality procedures, ensuring analysis is performed safely and according to the appropriate quality standard.
  • Test finished material to ensure it meets the required specifcation. [Equipment and Testing involved includes the use of Auto-titrators, Karl Fischer, pH, Near-IR, Density, Turbidity, Viscosity & GPC]
  • Plan own workload to ensure the correct balance between rapid delivery and high quality of results and documentation.
  • Compile and maintain records of results and ensure that these results are entered into SAP, in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensure that analytical equipment is calibrated and continually monitor the performance of all laboratory equipment so that deviations and faults are identified and corrected.
  • Investigate and assist in resolving operational and technical problems on plant.
  • Communicate effectively with Quality, Manufacturing and R&T Groups.
  • Carry out other duties such as environmental monitoring and preparation of waste.
  • Test and evaluate new methodology and equipment, advising on the impact to the department. Liaise with technical contacts to ensure the smooth integration of new methodology.
  • Undertake continuous improvement projects relating to Quality and PT in coordination with the Process Chemist and R&T Groups.


To be successful you will need: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Chemistry or a related field.
  • Strong and evidenced problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills - very important as the role is very team orientated.
  • To be self-motivated with the drive to take ownership of projects and implement fresh ideas.
  • Strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to work.
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Strong IT skills with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Commitment to safety and upholding Lubrizol culture 


It would be beneficial, but not essential, to have:

  • Experience of QC testing or using analytical equipment
  • Experience of working on a manufacturing plant
  • Knowledge of polymer and dispersant chemistry
  • Experience of working with SAP ERP


This role has the potential to be an entry level role for a recent graduate. 


In return we offer our staff a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an opportunity to develop your career in a globally successful specialty chemical company.



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.



We’re focused on making the world more beautiful by bringing innovation to surfaces. Lubrizol’s products for the global performance coatings market start with the hyperdispersants manufactured at our Huddersfield facility.  Just two miles from the M62 motorway, Huddersfield is a gateway to a number of nearby cities: Bradford (16km/10 miles); Leeds (24km/15 miles); Sheffield (48km/30 miles); and Manchester (64km/40 miles).  Enjoy outstanding examples of Victorian architecture within the city and easy access to the Lake District; Howarth—the birthplace of the Bronte sisters—and the beautiful moors that served as the backdrop for the film version of Wuthering Heights. The well-regarded University of Huddersfield is the cultural heart of our city, with restaurants, shops and entertainment close at hand. And of course, this is a sports town as the fans of the Huddersfield football club and our local rugby clubs can attest.  Huddersfield has so much to offer.  We hope that you’ll consider joining our team.

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