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Date: 04-Jun-2021

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.


Shift Process Operator 

Huddersfield Site

Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits 


Lubrizol Huddersfield is looking to recruit a a Shift Process Operator to produce a range of reactive and formulated products in accordance with standard procedures and operating instructions covering SHE, quality, output and efficiency aspects in a CoMAH Chemical Manufacturing Unit.


In this role the successful candidate will be responsible for: -


  • Ensuring that the correct materials (quantity and specification) are available for charging into the formulation process as required.
  • Receiving and processing bulk tankers for offloading.
  • Operation of the labelling machine to ensure containers are correctly labelled prior to filling
  • Operation of multiple packing lines to pack final product into a range of product sizes, ensuring the packages are appropriately labelled and secured.
  • Carrying out necessary multi-skilled maintenance activities to ensure plant availability to meet production plans as identified by the Production Manager/Shift Leader.
  • Carrying  out problem solving / troubleshooting in a safe manner to ensure production plans are delivered.
  • Contributing to continuous improvement activities across their area of manufacturing.
  • Upholding, maintaining, and improving the 5S area within packing operations
  • Assisting SPT/Shift Leader in carrying out alarm & trip testing procedures, instrument calibration and other preventative activities such as lubrication of equipment.
  • Carrying out training of new staff to ensure they are familiar with detailed operating requirements before validation.
  • Maintaining accurate records of delay and stock usage for entry into SAP by others.
  • Covering and supporting the Site logistics officer activities as and when required
  • Charging of raw materials to reactors/hold tanks (as and when directed by the Shift leader or SPT)
  • Assisting SPT/Shift Leader in carrying out alarm & trip testing procedures, instrument calibration and other preventative activities such as lubrication of equipment.


To be successful you will have:


  • Experience  of computer systems (SAP, MS office and DCS) and numeracy / literacy skills (written and verbal communication skills)
  • Evaluation of plant data and identification of corrective action
  • HS&E awareness – compliance with safe systems of work, knowledge of standards
  • Maintenance skills to ensure completion of engineering tasks as and when required
  • Prioritisation of tasks and planning shift activities – work planning
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail – compliance with operating instructions, keeping records etc.
  • Team working ability
  • Ability to contribute to improvement projects
  • Fork lift truck operation
  • Overall level of physical fitness required to be good as tasks such as charging and maintenance activities need to be undertaken (including in some areas with restricted access / confinement)


CLOSING DATE: - 2 July 2021



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.

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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