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Operations Engineer

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.7 billion in 2023. The company currently has about 12,800 employees in 32 countries. Our core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives and consumer protection products. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

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!

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Job Highlights

The Operations Engineer is responsible for day-to-day support and troubleshooting of a PSM regulated chemical facility. Solutions may require development of new or improved products, processes, or techniques. This position will provide support with small and medium size projects to improve safety, operational efficiency, quality, and reduce waste.  Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with training, outage planning, data entry, and process tracking.
  • Provide mentoring to Operations Specialist and Operators to improve, implement, and track compliance of regulatory and safety management systems.
  • Work with Production Manager and Operation Specialists daily to achieve production goals.
  • Liaison with Production Planning, Maintenance, E&I, QC, Engineering, Logistics, HR, and Plant Management.
  • Reponsible for process improvements including projects, data entry and process tracking.
  • Internal technical support (e.g., inspections/audits, PHA's, MOC's, training, permits, etc.)


  • B.S. in Engineering, Chemistry or related degree with proven experience in operations 
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated process engineering skills
  • Analytical, problem-solving skills.  Fact-based analysis and reporting skills
  • Ability to work independently and ability to analyze and interpret data to determine path forward
  • Knowledge of standard IT programs including SAP and Microsoft Office
  • Leadership experience preferred


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!


Requisition ID:  6003

Charleston, SC, US, 29405

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

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

Job Segment: Facilities, Manufacturing Engineer, Compliance, Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Operations, Engineering, Legal, Manufacturing

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