Lubrizol Field Test Engineer in Derby, United Kingdom

Field Test Engineer

Req ID: 24281

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.

Title: Engineer (Field Testing)

Department: Mechanical Testing Department

Salary: Competitive with an excellent benefits package

Purpose: To provide engineering resource within Mechanical Testing at Hazelwood to support Field Testing activities, working closely with the segment technical and commercial teams.

The role will require domestic and international travel.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure field tests are aligned with business goals and agree milestones, dates and accountability.

  • Plan and implement projects, sometimes acting as project leader.

  • Develop solutions to problems where precedents may or may not exist.

  • Develop in depth knowledge of field test methods for fuel and lubricant development and product development and differentiation, to assist in the development of new field tests and testing procedures.

  • Build and maintain relationships with business partners and interact with business segment technical and commercial teams to develop field testing strategies.

  • Review field test performance with customers and colleagues at milestones to verify field test progression is meeting expectations.

  • Locate and establish relationships with new test sites to match testing needs.

  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of used oil samples and operational data from test vehicles and components to provide conclusions on lubricant performance and make recommendations for improvements in field testing.

  • Responsible for compliance with legal and/or other protocols relevant to the role.

  • Represents Lubrizol at external industry meetings and/or with customers and/or with suppliers, OEM’s and Fleet Operators

  • Leverage trends in customer industries/marketplaces to shape solutions and approaches for the customer.

Required Skills / Knowledge / Expertise:

  • Fundamental understanding in a specialised technical field.

  • General knowledge of relevant technical and non-technical disciplines outside area of specialisation.

  • General knowledge of engine, driveline, and other systems and the manufacturing OEM’s.

  • Experience of design or analysis of data/systems with meaningful conclusions.

  • Use of computer packages to aid design, data/system analysis and process improvements.

  • Understands test hardware and/or test/site systems.

  • Completed Bachelors degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering preferred (or working towards).

  • Working towards Chartered status

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting; around 8 miles from Derby City at centre and supports our Customers and Original Equipment Manufacturers throughout Europe and Africa. Derby is a historic town first settled by the Romans in around 80 AD. It is the site of the world’s first modern factory; the Silk Mill built in 1717 and has been at the heart of the rail industry from 1839. Derby was awarded city status in 1977 and has recently undergone a £1 billion refurbishment to include a new shopping mall and media centre. The Derby area offers affordable housing, a low cost of living and has a reputation for an outstanding quality of life. It has excellent schools and was voted one of the most desirable places to live in the UK in a national survey carried out in 2002. Hazelwood is located in the foothills of the Peak District at which is well known for its magnificent scenery, but if you prefer something different there are many places of interest to visit.

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