Automotive | Mechanical Tribology Engineering Student Placement
The Lubrizol Corporation
Derby, DE
2d ago

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better.

Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees.

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Mechanical Automotive Tribology Engineering

Student Placement

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 study of 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
  • Opportunity to work with 3D Printing
  • 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
  • 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 :

  • £19,000 annual salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 33 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Potential to support Final Year Project
  • Subsidised Sports and Social Club (Some Locations)
  • Subsidised on site restaurant facility (Some Locations)
  • Free Car Parking
  • Together, we are Lubrizol : Where science excels, and people make a difference

    It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day : our employees, customers and communities.

    We are talented people working together to solve problems and improve lives through science. We are making a difference, and we will never stop pushing to do it better.

    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.

    Our application process is very straightforward, simply create a short profile and upload your CV and cover letter. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the placement and have completed a minimum of 2 years of an undergraduate degree but not graduated before the start of the placement.

    Closing date for applications 14th November 2020

    Hazelwood is a small village in Derbyshire at the lower end of the Pennines, located around 8 miles from Derby city centre.

    Derby has extensive transport links with other areas of the country, the M1 motorway passes about 10 miles to the east of the city, linking Derby southwards to the London area and northwards to Sheffield and Leeds.

    Most of our students choose to live in the city centre which is where you will find Intu Derby the vibrant hub of retail, leisure and dining facilities.

    The leisure complex is home to Showcase Cinema de Lux, Hollywood Bowl and Paradise Island Adventure Golf as well as a wide range of eateries and some of the world’s biggest brands.

    Another popular place in Derby city centre with the students is the Cathedral Quarter which is home to fantastic independent shops, a bustling market and abundance of excellent bars, cafes, restaurants and entertainment! There are plenty of events happening in the quarter all year round! A large student population means that the city centre is a lively and vibrant place to be.

    Take a look at to see what our Hazelwood site has to offer.

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