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Head of Maintenance


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. 


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

  • Maintain production of 3 separate facilities and a brine field spread over Union County, Arkansas. Oversee Reliability efforts of the south Arkansas site. Control multi-million-dollar maintenance budget. Responsible for technical decisions and knowledge sharing of MRO for specialized equipment in a bromine producing facility.
  • Contribute to project management group to effectively invest capital spend.
  • Oversee MRO storerooms with multi-million-dollar inventory levels.
  • Review mechanical integrity procedures across all production sites.
  • Ensure safe work is performed daily.
  • Coach and lead supervisors.
  • Provide technical direction on major equipment repair.
  • Approve costs, requisitions, best path forward decisions.
  • Visible daily in the plants and maintenance shops.
  • Provide plan and direction for annual turnarounds.



  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience managing maintenance teams in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and understanding of material compatibility
  • Previous budget control and contract management experience 
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships across the organization



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:  4272

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Facilities, Maintenance, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering

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