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Chemical Operator

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

***$26.99/hour to start. Current top pay is $35.11/hour. OT is available and encouraged. Compressed workweek (DuPont schedule).*** 

This position is located at our Charleston plant at 2151 King St. Extension Charleston, SC 29405

  • Operate all production chemical processing equipment including reactors, feeders, heat exchangers, piping networks, hoses, pumps, valves, instruments, vessels, scales, tanks, scrubbers, meters, etc.
  • Conduct DCS operation to manipulate equipment controlled by the DCS.
  • Maintain appropriate batch and shift paper work.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workplace meeting the housekeeping standard established by the Operations Manager.
  • Follow the direction of the shift coordinator in a professional and cordial manner.
  • Prepare Work Orders for maintenance on the unit as needed as well as preparing the equipment for maintenance.
  • Minimize waste generation, follow waste handling guidelines as specified in plant procedures.
  • Report any process upset, spill, injury, chemical release, security event, etc.
  • Safely operate fork trucks and the yard tractor with box and tank trailers.
  • Perform minor maintenance activities on production equipment as directed by the Operations Manager.
  • Represent LANXESS Inc. through daily actions that reinforce the corporate values; demonstrating personal commitment to a safe, healthy and environmentally sound workplace for employees.
  • Work with engineers, production specialists, quality assurance technicians, distribution technicians, as well as other plant personnel to safely and efficiently accomplish plant responsibilities.

Requirements

  • High School Degree or GED Required.  Associates Degree a plus
  • Good Mechanical aptitude skills
  • Safety conscious
  • Team player with demonstrated initiative
  • **Must be clean shaven and able to wear a respirator**

 

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:  5261
Location: 

Charleston, SC, US, 29405

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level


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

Job Segment: Chemistry, Equipment Operator, QA, Quality Assurance, Chemical Engineer, Science, Manufacturing, Technology, Quality, Engineering

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