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Date: 19-May-2018

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

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 40964  


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: Estane® Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.



Title:                                       Quality Control Analyst


Location:                              Huddersfield


Salary:                                   £20,500 - £22,500 per annum + excellent benefits





To carry out analysis in order to provide an efficient quality control service for in-process and final product samples at Huddersfield.



Key Accountabilities


The job holder is 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. The job holder will:


  1. Work in compliance with local and site HSE&S and quality procedures, ensuring that analysis is performed safely and according to the appropriate quality standard.
  2. Plan own workload to ensure the correct balance between rapid delivery and appropriate quality of results and documentation.


  1. Compile and maintain records of results and ensure that these results are entered into SAP in an accurate and timely manner.


  1. Ensure that analytical equipment is calibrated and continually monitor the performance of all laboratory equipment so that deviations and faults are identified and corrected.


  1. Investigate and assist in resolving operational and technical problems for the QC and Plant Laboratory so that reliable operation is restored as quickly as possible. Respond to non-planned breakdowns as appropriate.


  1. Communicate effectively with Quality, Manufacturing and R&T Groups. Assist in the execution of future developments within Quality Control.


  1. Train and supervise both experienced/inexperienced members of staff so that technical knowledge and competence is communicated effectively. Correct and coach colleagues to ensure continuance of a high level of analytical expertise. Participate fully in lab investigations.


  1. 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






HNC/HND or equivalent in chemistry or chemistry-related subject.

Experience of 3 years or more in an analytical environment is highly desirable.

Knowledge of Safety Procedures, Laboratory Performance, Standards, handling Chemicals, COSHH

Analytical data/results - Recording and Interpretation Skills

Some degree of plant knowledge is advantageous but not essential including experience of support of manufacturing processes.



Job Specific Competencies


Results Orientation

Building Relationships

Establishing Trust





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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