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Maintenance Technician


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

  • Be able to read and understand drawings, maintenance repair manuals and specification sheets.
  • Prepare sketches, select, request and requisition repair parts in accordance with equipment specifications.
  • Troubleshoot and repair various types of mechanical equipment. 
  • Take measurements and layout work.  Cut, thread, assemble screwed pipe.  Prepare, glue and assemble FRP and PVC pipe.  Weld carbon steel, galvanized steel and stainless steel.
  • Become familiar with agitators, back-flow preventers, bearings, air compressors, cooling towers, mechanical drives, fans, filters, pipe fittings, flanges and gaskets, forklift trucks, general carpentry, hoists, lubrication, maintenance shop equipment, man-lifts, mechanical seals, piping systems, pressure vessels/tanks, pumps, regulators,  safety relief devices, steam boilers, steam traps, valves, welding and welding equipment.
  • Become familiar with lifting and rigging equipment.  Small crane operation experience is desired.
  • Be familiar with the uses and limitations of hand and power tools used in the trades.
  • Ability to use electrical arc welding equipment for the welding of steel materials, using both intert gas arc welding (TIG) and stick welding equipment as they apply to stainless carbon steel.  Use of oxyacetylene torches as they apply to brazing and braze welding of metallic materials. 
  • Know how to set, level, shim and align with its driver all types of mechanical process equipment (agitator fans, pumps, motors, and drives).
  • Layout, measure, cut and fabricate process piping.
  • Gain knowledge and understand the plant’s fire protection systems, process systems, cooling and potable water systems,
  • Maintain equipment to maximize plant’s performance.


  • Knowledge of general and specific maintenance safe work practices  (lockout/tagout, elevated work, line breaking, etc.) is necessary.
  • Experience in mechanical disciplines (such as preventive maintenance, rotating equipment maintenance and lubrication, pipefitting, machining, fabrication) usually gained through training in mechanical disciplines..
  • Welding experience is a plus. 
  • Candidate must have knowledge in the use of various types of maintenance tools, machinery and other equipment.
  • Proficient computer experience required. 



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:  2507

Charleston, SC, US, 29405

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

Job Segment: Maintenance, Technician, Pipefitter, Carpenter, HVAC, Manufacturing, Technology, Operations

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