Instrumentation and Calibration Technician
The Lubrizol Corporation
Derby, DE
2d ago

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.

Instrumentation & Calibration Technician


This role is for a Instrumentation and Calibration technician within our R&D facility located in Hazelwood, Derbyshire. You will part of a team responsible for the calibration of testing equipment to maintain UKAS 17025 accreditation.

You will be based within the Mechanical Testing department but will also be expected to work across the site within a chemical laboratory environment.

The candidate will be self-motivated with high standards of quality, timeliness and attention to detail. The candidate will also be able to work co-operatively within a larger maintenance team.

You will be responsible for calibrating various instrument types with minimal supervision covering temperature, pressure, force, torque, mass, volume, speed and humidity calibrations.

You will understand the importance of quality control, instrument precision and maintaining traceability to national standards.

Roles / responsibilities

  • Installation of instrumentation in test rigs.
  • Problem solving of various test rigs & Measurement systems down to component level.
  • Calibration of instrumentation to UKAS 17025 standards.
  • Processing of calibration results to determine pass / fail criteria.
  • Ensure calibration reference equipment is properly maintained.
  • Liaising with customers regarding quality, technical information and timeliness.
  • Work unsupervised in a timely and professional manner.
  • Be familiar with continuous improvement and LEAN initiatives.
  • Develop best practices and working methodologies.
  • Requirements

    The applicant is likely to have an HND in electrical / electronic engineering or another appropriate discipline. Applicants working towards this qualification will also be considered.

    Previous experience in a calibration or test laboratory will be advantageous.

    Experience in building and disassembly of equipment for new installations or breakdowns.

    Working knowledge of different types of instrumentation.

    Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.

    Good written and verbal communication skills.

    High level of record keeping with excellent attention to detail.

    Strong organisational skills and self-motivated.

    In return we offer our staff a competitive salary, excellent pension scheme, flexible working, share incentive plan, Bupa Healthcare, 33 days Annual Leave pro-rata (Inclusive of Bank Holidays) and an opportunity to develop your career in a globally successful specialty chemical


    Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

    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 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 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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