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Head of Engineering Reliability & ISO

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

  • Manage a diverse team of engineers and technicians
  • Promote, expand, and support South Arkansas Reliability and Mechanical Integrity efforts
  • Understand and apply RAGAGEPs
  • Manage the ISO Shop in support of the container fleet maintenance activities
  • Collaborate with the bromine business team to support and deploy the execution of maintenance strategies related to repair of the ISO container fleet
  • Perform criticality assessments of plant assets and apply the most appropriate maintenance strategies to ensure and enhance asset health
    • As part of the assessment identify critical spare parts
    • Review and update critical equipment maintenance strategies
  • Assess and communicate to the leadership team the need for workforce skills training
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis (RCA), make recommendations to eliminate the root causes and follow up with correct actions to ensure the root cause(s) are eliminated
  • Identify, implement, and drive process improvements
  • Drive continuous improvement and failure reduction processes in order to contribute to stable and reliable operations with reduction of total costs 


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering or related degree 
  • Eight (8) plus years of engineering experience with (3) plus years of reliability experience with fixed and rotating assets
  • Familiar with and understand RCA, FMEA, FEA, and Cause and Effect Analysis
  • Working knowledge of fluid dynamics and the applications related to mass flow rate calculations, pump affinity laws, pump sizing, piping friction loss calculations, etc.
  • SAP experience and Six Sigma a plus
  • Excellent rotating and fixed equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Understand and able to apply RAGAGEP to include but not limited to ASME section VIII Div.1, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, API 510, API 570, API 574, API 653, API 1104, state boiler code, and registered vessel requirements
  • Understand requirements for certification and recertification of personnel in welding, CWI, and NDE specifically vibration analysis, infrared thermography, oil analysis, visual testing, penetrant testing, and ultrasonic thickness testing
  • Experience and knowledge of DOT and international regulations such as but not limited to TP-10, DOT, ABS, and IMDG related to container maintenance and dangerous goods requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and be eligible to drive company vehicle


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:  5267

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Boiler Engineer, Six Sigma, Mechanical Engineer, Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Engineering, Management

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