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Chemist II


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states.  

What we can offer you:
LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Continuously meet the customer’s needs on product quality by accurately performing routine and non-routine analytical testing on raw materials, in-process samples and final products, entering results in appropriate database in a timely manner and generating certificates of analysis when necessary;
  • In support of process improvement, manufacturing, environment, safety, application development of customer troubleshooting, conducts lab evaluation projects to develop, improve or service the company’s products.  Under the direction of a lab coordinator, independently conducts tests and experiments to produce information on product composition or quality, process developments, raw material, equipment or new applications
  • Train and assist, as needed, lab technicians/chemists in their development and  serve as backup when necessary.
  • Report results in a statistical manner to superiors identifying deviant results and alternative protocols to identify problems or provide solutions.
  • Analyze, interpret and report development project results as well as data generated from trial runs, customers, R&D, QAL or manufacturing.
  • Set up new lab equipment, write work instructions and train production operators.
  • Assist Raw Material Coordinator responsible for overseeing raw material quality.


  • Requires a BS degree in science or engineering with two years of experience.  Non-degreed individuals must have proven scientific or engineering experience with the technology, précis or methods.
  • Must be capable of valid experimental design and data evaluation. 
  • Oral and written communication with statistical and analytical skills of advance quality is desirable. 
  • Must work well in a team situation with others, scientific and nonscientific.
  • Must carry out project team responsibilities in a timely manner. 
  • An understanding of the process, product or customer and an understanding of some of the technical intricacies inherent in the system is desirable. 



What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  2330

Bushy Park, SC, US, 29445

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Chemist, Engineer, Chemical Research, Product Development, Scientist, Science, Engineering, Research

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