Lubrizol Laboratory Technician in Hazelwood, United Kingdom

Laboratory 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.

Title : Laboratory Technician

Department: Blend Test Services

Salary: Competitive, depending on skills and experience.

Accredited Status: Lubrizol’s training program is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This position is eligible for the award of Registered Science Technician

In this role you will be conducting chemical and physical property testing and development projects in accordance with good working practices and within agreed time limits.

We are looking to recruit someone to:

  • Organise and prioritise the necessary internal laboratory work to support internal business partner needs, and report data in line with procedure.

  • Addresses problems from internal business partners, processes or procedures;

  • Perform a wide range of procedures, trouble-shoot equipment or instruments, understand underlying operating principles, seeks to reduce variability and improve efficiency.

  • Maintain equipment and supplies.

  • Operate in line with health and safety practices within the laboratory.

  • Establish relationships outside of the group in order to complete work.

  • Focussed on and drives self-development with support of line manager

To be successful in this role, you will be:

  • Educated to ‘A’ level standard or equivalent in a scientific field or equivalent work experience in a scientific environment.

  • Competent in use of office and web based computer programs, databases and awareness of laboratory information management systems.

  • Understands concepts of control charts, data analysis and use of statistical tools.

  • Experience of dealing with customer enquiries and providing them with relevant information.

  • Has the ability to perform tasks and communicate results according to defined project parameters.

  • Can handle multiple tasks simultaneously, is well organised and can prioritise effectively.

  • Demonstrates flexibility; is willing to work in any area of the department to ensure efficient operations

  • Can prepare and deliver presentations with confidence and develop towards representing Lubrizol at industry meetings.

  • Awareness and experience of Lean Six-Sigma would be an advantage.

  • Previous audit experience and working in a UKAS accredited laboratory is also desirable

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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