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Sr. Process Engineer

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and more than 13,000 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

  • Leads and supports Process optimization efforts including:    

- Lean manufacturing efforts and implementing lean improvements

- Manufacturing efficiency and cost improvements

- Process improvement projects

- Continuous improvement in manufacturing including recommending and implementing improvements in production flow or methods

  • Supports HSE efforts and programs.

 - Supports HSE efforts to ensures the compliance of the environmental, health & safety standards and processes in a chemical plant.

- Ensures compliance with safety rules and regulations

- Performs incident investigation as required  

- Participates and supports Hazops (Hazard and Operability reviews) and PHAs (Process Hazard Analyses).

  • Develops, reviews, revises and field verifies: operating procedures (SOPs), P&IDs, forms, checklists as required.
  • Develops, reviews and implements manufacturing processes changes (MOCs) for both existing and new proposed processes.
  • Leads and supports process control efforts including advanced control and automation as well as process information management at the site.
  • Troubleshoots operational issues including manufacturing related quality issues.
  • Provides Production/Supervisory support as needed (such as SAP support, SAP, Inventory management, excel data etc.)
  • Supports manufacturing strategic planning to ensure manufacturing capabilities are able to meet current and planned business needs and directly oversees tactical execution of these plans.
  • Troubleshoots operational issues including manufacturing related quality issues.
  • Other Task as assigned /Interdepartmental team collaboration.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Prior experience in Process Engineering - 7 years' desired. 
  • PSM (Process Safety Management) experience including HAZOPs, PHA, and JHA experience) 
  • Continuous Improvement Methodology: Kaizen, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Microsoft: Excel, Word, Project
  • DCS, PLC experience (desired)


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:  5003

East Hanover, NJ, US, 07936

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Process Engineer, Six Sigma, Manufacturing Engineer, ERP, Management, Engineering, Technology

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