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Infineum is a world leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of petroleum additives for fuels and lubricants. Infineum additives are in 1 in 3 vehicles worldwide, and are designed to improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and enable cleaner transportations. With production facilities worldwide and regional business and technology centres in the UK, US, Singapore and China, there has never been a better time to start a career at Infineum.

Infineum’s successes are built on the exceptional talents of our bright and highly skilled colleagues

Infineum brings together individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, and thinking styles providing remarkably different talents, perspectives, life and career experiences. We recognise that a diverse talent base creates an environment rich with innovation. We’re looking for motivated colleagues to join us where you can participate in relevant and challenging projects and we can offer the right environment for a high-performance career.

Position Summary:  

A lubes chemist provides project-based technical support to their team, through a combination of office and laboratory-based activities. Our chemists are critical to enable the group to deliver projects and activities which help build Infineum’s technology and product leadership both in Europe and globally. Depending upon the specific team, the role could be directly supporting a customer or contributing to the development of next generation lubricant additive packages which meet the requirements of the automotive lubricant industry.

Key Outputs: What we can expect from you

  • Proactively contribute to the high safety standards of the team and to Infineum
  • Support formulation development or deployment projects and technical collaborations with customers or engine manufacturers.
  • Co-ordinate and ensure completion of discrete work elements; arrange lubricant additive package and oil blends, schedule analytical and performance tests, interpret, collate and document data.
  • Participate in project / activity teams, present results and conclusions of the work as required. Document findings in technical report or presentation format
  • Interact and collaborate with both internal colleagues and external contacts as required to progress projects and support customer needs
  • Liaise with external service providers to ensure analytical, bench and engine testing are delivered to a high-quality standard and against established timelines.
  • Delivery of accurate and high-quality documentation to support performance claims on our products
  • Become proficient with Infineum processes and systems that enable the above

What you will gain from this role?

  • Visibility of a wide range of technology areas and new ways of working
  • Understanding of how additives and lubricants are formulated and tested to meet the performance requirements set by the automotive lubricants industry
  • Opportunities to plan, lead and carry out discrete work elements
  • Opportunities to broaden network and collaborate both inside and outside of Infineum
  • Scope to grow the role in terms of increasing independence, coaching and mentoring, communication and collaboration

A successful candidate is likely to have:

  • Strong commitment to Infineum HSE and quality values
  • Experience of laboratory work
  • Established technical competency with a science background (e.g. chemistry or engineering).
  • Interpersonal, networking and communication skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity of IT software such as spreadsheets, word processing etc.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to learn and grow. We believe there is no better way to learn than by doing, so from day one you will have the opportunity to make a real difference and help progress the transformation agenda.
  • The opportunity to work globally with a variety of functions and learning about how our business works at macro level
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and build a stimulating career
  • Flexibility within a truly diverse and inclusive organisation that values everyone as an individual
  • Competitive salary, medical and pension benefits
  • Community outreach activities & social groups, as well as champions for inclusiveness & diversity, environmental and wellbeing
  • Infineum operates a flexible working policy, such that location can be split between the office and home-working if preferred

Infineum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Infineum operates a flexible working policy and will work with colleagues to accommodate their needs wherever appropriate.

Closing Date

31 May 2023


Milton Hill - Oxfordshire, UK

Role Function and Group

Innovation and Technology

Application process