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Process Engineer


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019 and about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The company is currently represented at 60+ production sites worldwide. 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 FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 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

  • Conduct regular and frequent review of process performance against expected parameters to identify deviations that affect efficiency and rates
  • Provide technical support to operations to troubleshoot problems
  • Develop and maintain content and accuracy of unit operating procedures
  • Initiate and implement process changes that improve process performance, efficiency and process safety.  Ensure that documentation that needs to be changed is identified. Ensure that P&ID’s, operating procedures and interlock matrices are updated accordingly
  • Lead process improvement teams
  • Lead process safety studies
  • Prepare basic process design packages for the initiation and execution of capital projects that support improvements in their respective units
  • Provide necessary technical training in support of operations regarding process changes and new processes
  • Develop and maintain process interlock matrices
  • Lead and manage small capital project for process/site improvement
  • Lead, support and participate in unit GAP improvement teams
  • Monitor production unit efficiency and coordinate process improvement activities with unit management
  • Participate in WCM activities representing process engineering in WCM activities
  • Support troubleshooting efforts of the unit operating team, up to and including taking off hour calls, and responding to the plant if needed


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 5 plus years experience working in a chemical manufacturing plant
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Needs to be a "change agent" for process improvement for their respective unit(s) including process safety, and rate and yield optimization.


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:  1668

Charleston, SC, US, 29405

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

Job Segment: Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Materials Science, Chemical Engineer, Engineering, Science

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