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Head of RCRA Compliance

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!

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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

The primary purpose of this position is to manage the South Arkansas RCRA/DOT programs to ensure federal, state, and local agency compliance. The Head of RCRA will develop hazardous/solid waste compliance policies, programs, procedures, and systems to ensure continuous improvement.  The Head of RCRA will function as the head of the Solid Waste Management Group in the LANXESS Environmental Department dedicated to minimizing environmental impacts, seeking sustainable solutions whenever possible, and minimizing company liabilities associated with all RCRA issues. Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Advise Leadership, Engineers, and Maintenance as subject matter expert (SME) in RCRA regulations and related compliance programs.  Participate in site MOC, HAZOP, and Incident Tracking processes as RCRA SME
  • Manage/improve waste testing, determinations, characterization and profiling processes.
  • Manage/improve waste handling, storage, transport, manifesting and exception reporting processes.
  • Work with Procurement team on commercial agreements, PR’s, PO’s and invoices.
  • Manage South Arkansas RCRA Biennial Reports and Contingency Plans.
  • Develop Waste Minimization Projects and the resources to complete them.
  • Staff and develop the South Arkansas Waste Management Group.


  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering or similar field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) and DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements are a must.
  • Current CHMM Certification or the ability to acquire this certification within 1 to 2 years is preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience.

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.  

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Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5562

El Dorado Central, AR, US, 71730

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Environmental Engineering, Procurement, Chemical Engineer, Engineer, Compliance, Engineering, Operations, Legal

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