Lubrizol Automotive/Mechanical Tribology Engineering Placement Student in Hazelwood, United Kingdom

Automotive/Mechanical Tribology Engineering Placement Student

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.

Role: Automotive/Mechanical Tribology Engineering Placement Student

At Lubrizol, we have a growing student community in the UK with over 30 placements each year across a number of roles. Tribology is a section of engineering which you may not have come across before, tribology is the friction and wear between two working components and at Lubrizol we create lubricants to reduce the negative impact of this, therefore your time will be split between a lab environment and the mechanical testing department.

What you will be doing

  • Liaising with your colleagues in your department, commercial areas, research groups and in the US

  • Learning how to develop and perform tests on a variety of components and metallurgy from leading European vehicle manufacturers

  • Designing, developing and performing tests on a variety of wear and friction testing equipment to simulate engines and transmissions. This may include a combination of systems development, test software development, implementation of new tests, and performing analysis and present on conclusions from these tests

  • Managing priorities effectively to ensure work is finished on time

What you will need

  • Studying towards an automotive or mechanical engineering related degree involving a year in industry, achieving a 2:1 or above

  • Achieved grade C or above in A Level Math or Physics

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to liaise with a range of people across many departments

  • Able to work effectively within a team as well as independently on projects

  • A keen interest in mechanical engineering, work experience with engines is preferable

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Programmes

Why Lubrizol?

We know that Lubrizol is not a common household name, so it may surprise you to know that our products and technologies are in the things that you use every day- from surfaces and fluids in the vehicles you drive, to shampoo, medicines, to the clothes that you wear.

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, combines our unique chemistry expertise, formulation and applications capabilities, and market insights to positively impact the lives of our customer’s end users around the globe.

What we can offer you

  • £18,000 annual salary

  • Discretionary bonus

  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

  • Competitive Pension Scheme

  • Potential to support final year project

  • Flexible working hours

  • Subsidised Sports and Social Club

  • Subsidised on site restaurant facility

  • Free Car Parking

  • Christmas Buffett and Hamper

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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