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Instrument and Electrical (I&E) Technician

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and about 14,900 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

  • Ensure that the processes are maintained to ensure optimum performance, reliability and uptime.
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair of a wide range of equipment including but not limited to packaging systems, electronic control systems, PLCs, instrumentation and sensors, motors, motor control systems, general electrical issues.  
  • Ensure all required tools, parts and supplies are available for each job performed; will complete required service records; and will be responsible for recommending and/or initiating equipment modifications and/or replacement of electrical components as well as performing and supporting installation of new equipment.  
  • Provides training and support to other maintenance technicians.  
  • Integrates with the operating area s/he is assigned to, providing insights into the work team concept to ensure that team and business goals are achieved. As such, if business or operational situations necessitate, the I&E Maintenance Technician I may be called upon to backfill operations personnel. They are also expected to proactively assist operations personnel as needed in daily activities to meet organizational objectives.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalence, plus 2 year technical degree or 5 years industrial work experience in relevant electrical field is required, minimum of 3 years manufacturing experience as IE technician.
  • Clear and comprehensive communication in English (written/verbal) is required
  • Basic mathematic and numeracy skills required
  • PLC, DCS, VFD experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to work in a Team environment
  • Committed to safety & organizational goals
  • Self-motivated able to work with minimal supervision
  • Available for on-call duty
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, climb ladders and stairs, and stand for continuous periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work in a hot, humid, noisy and high volume machine production area
  • Ability and willingness to work safely and wear PPE as 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, 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:  4565

East Hanover, NJ, US, 07936

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Maintenance, Electrical, Instrumentation, Technician, Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology

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