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Reliability Engineer


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.


Overview of Position

Well-designed facilities with proper maintenance and engineering can dramatically impact the reliability, operability and safety of the site ($300 million in fixed assets). Leads the effort to maintain and to improve the reliability of process and utility equipment. 

This position impacts the performance of all site operations on a day to day basis by providing the proper technical support in solving problems and by eliminating failures through implantation of reliability centered maintenance and preventive maintenance optimization programs.  His/her efforts always include the highest standards with regard to Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) practices along with cost effective programs and solutions. 

Responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of mechanical integrity and inspection processes.   Develops engineering solutions to maintenance problems- identify, scope, and execute capital projects associated with improving plant reliability.  The reliability engineer is the technical expert who analyzes equipment issues and develops solutions.   Manages the plant standards for the equipment, components, spare parts and installation.  This person will both lead and participate in incident investigations as necessary to identify root causes and define action plans to eliminate them.

Job Highlights

  • Direct Mechanical Integrity program of site to ensure safety of site assets and to ensure their availability to meet market demands
  • Manage external resources to perform criticality assessments of plant assets and statutory inspections
  • Apply technical expertise to define the most appropriate maintenance strategies to ensure and enhance asset health
  • Drive continuous improvement and failure reduction processes in order to contribute to stable and reliable operations with concurrent reduction of total costs
  • Manage equipment records to include digitalization of records.
  • Define specifications for fixed assets
  • Conduct Incident investigations through recognized methodologies
  • :Participate as team member in definition of capital projects to increase unit productivity


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering Mechanical or Chemical Preferred
  • 5+ years experience
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Advanced knowledge in rotating and fixed equipment troubleshooting skills



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:  2511

Charleston, SC, US, 29405

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

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

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Technical Support, Engineer, Inspector, Materials Science, Engineering, Technology, Quality, Science

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