Lubrizol Technology Manager in Hazelwood, United Kingdom

Technology Manager

Req ID: 40462

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.

The Industrial team at Hazelwood currently have the following opportunity for a Technology Manager / Formulator available.

The primary purpose of this position is to develop new industrial lubricant formulations for hydraulics, turbine, and industrial gear applications. The Technology Manager will also be responsible for representing Lubrizol Industrial Additives technology at the customer interface in partnership with our commercial, sales, and customer program management team. Industrial Technology Managers will be expected to coordinate with Lubrizol’s Viscosity Modifier team to drive customers towards the use of internal Viscosity Modifiers, which are a source of growth in key markets. The role involves technical project management and problem solving.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the development of new products and global technology platforms

  • Develop fundamental knowledge to improve industrial additives technology

  • Focus on delivering growth by working closely with Lubrizol Viscosity Modifier teams to drive towards increased use in customer formulations

  • Advancing product integrity initiatives

  • Conduct product approval testing programs that meet customer and industry requirements

  • Interact effectively with Operations, Research & Development, Testing, Business Divisions and Sales to support business objectives

  • Provide technical consulting to the commercial, sales, and customer program management community for regional and global projects

  • Estimate and develop project plans (scope, objectives, milestones, resources, and economics)

  • Build and maintain customer relationships to deliver products that meet or exceed their expectations

  • Lead and contribute to the understanding of how Lubrizol’s chemistries impact performance in hydraulic or other relevant industrial equipment and hardware systems


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree qualified or equivalent in Chemistry, Engineering, or a related technical discipline

  • Technical experience at Lubrizol or a lubricant / additive company

  • Specific experience in more than one functional area of relevance to Industrial Additives end uses, e.g. antiwear, extreme pressure, friction modifiers, viscosity modifiers, detergents, antioxidants and / or dispersants.

  • Strong problem solving skills, and the ability to develop solutions based on facts, data, and logical assumptions

  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to work effectively in multifunctional, global teams

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and be self-driven

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to engage at all levels in a company both internally and externally

  • Proven track record of effective project management and execution

  • Ability to travel as part of role

  • Knowledge and interest in Industrial equipment and technology (for example, steel mills, excavators / construction equipment, energy generation) would be an advantage

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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