Lubrizol Control and Instrumentation Technician in Derby, United Kingdom

Control and Instrumentation Technician

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.

Control and Instrumentation Technician

Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

Hazelwood, Derbyshire, DE56 4AN - 8 Miles from Derby City Centre

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Test Support Engineering team at Lubrizol’s European Test Facility at Hazelwood near Derby. As a Control and Instrumentation Technician you will be involved in a wide range of electrical, control and instrumentation activities supporting automotive test rigs, and maintaining associated plant services. Ensuring the safe, timely and accurate completion of engineering work whilst maintaining excellent customer service.

K ey Responsibilities

  • Support the design and installation of automotive test rigs utilising a range of technical skills including electrical, control systems and instrumentation.

  • Support troubleshooting and problem resolution to maintain test operations by solving complex problems and delivering effective solutions.

  • Suggest and implement improvements with a proactive and creative approach.

  • Plan and implement allocated tasks and projects.

  • Be an active team player and deputise for the supervisor as required.

  • Interact appropriately with Test Support team, Operations, Test Engineers and internal customers

  • Adhere and promote compliance with company HS&E policies, practices and procedures, whilst suggesting areas for improvement.


  • Ideally educated to HND level in an Engineering discipline including electrical, electronics or instrumentation.

  • Preferably completed a recognized apprenticeship with industrial experience.

  • Experience of working in a rig testing operation would be advantageous.

  • Has practical experience of electrical/electronic installations.

  • Has a broad knowledge and application of numerous instrumentation systems, including sensors, signal conditioning and processing, within a Laboratory/Industrial environment.

  • Knowledgeable in measurement, control, automotive, and mechanical systems related to test installations.

  • Good understanding of and ability to create technical drawings, including Wiring, Panel and P&ID’s.

  • Ability to understand, fault diagnose and program a range of control systems

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Share Incentive Plan

  • Bupa Healthcare

  • 33 days Annual Leave (Inclusive of Bank Holidays)

  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK, free car parking available.

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 at 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 at 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……

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