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Laboratory Technician

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and more than 13,000 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. 

We are looking to find diverse and talented people to join our team. Studies have shown that some individuals are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100% of the criteria. We are looking to equalize the gap! If you are excited about this role but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply. We will look to assess your talent against our competencies, values and requirements to get the best organizational fit. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles we have available!

Join our Team!


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

  • Mixing and testing products designed by Application Technology team
  • Maintain equipment and software in the lab is in good working order and recommend implementing improvements as appropriate to maintaining standards of accuracy and reliability
  • Maintain safe, productive, and environmentally acceptable working conditions in the laboratory area and adhere to all plant and laboratory safety rules, policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Support and participate in various training programs
  • Create and maintain ISO documents for Application Technology Laboratory under supervision
  • Summarize lab results
  • Assist in trouble shooting product issues
  • Reports directly to Head of  Applications - Americas 


  • A minimum of a BS Chemistry\Chemical Engineer
  •  1 to 3 years of previous experience desired
  • Polymer Compounding\Mixing experience an asset
  • Familiar and experienced with weighing, mixing and testing equipment related to the polymer industry
  • Need to be a “hands on person”
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Organizational skills desired
  • Report and interpret experimental results under supervision
  • Ability to work independently
  • Outside Customer interactions under supervision
  • Strong communication skills; both orally and written
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and ISO 9001 is desired
  • Knowledge of instrumentation software and IT

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, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religion, national origin, veteran status and political beliefs.

LANXESS has a value-based performance culture. We are seeking a range of human interests, backgrounds, and experiences that can be engaged to achieve respect, ownership, trust, professionalism, integrity and healing across all sectors.  

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5203

Chardon, OH, US, 44024

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

Job Segment: Laboratory, Testing, Chemical Research, Maintenance, Outside Sales, Science, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales

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