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Head of Process Engineering

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 and coach the engineering functions - process, project and reliability.  Increase profitability and competitiveness of LANXESS production processes through technological progress
  • Increase production efficiency, production capacity, product quality at minimum CAPEX
  • Ensure safe, stable and reliable process operation 
  • Provide expertise on highest level in different disciplines including: 
    • Conceptual Process Design and Benchmarking: conceptual process design, process synthesis, energy efficiency projects, energy integration, pinch analysis,
    • Fluid and Solid Processing: design of distillation and absorption processes, extraction, phase separation, crystallization, filtration, drying,
    • Process Modeling: mathematical modeling, process simulation incl. dynamic simulation, mathematical optimization, and process data analysis.
    • Operation Support and Safety: process equipment design, fluid dynamics incl. CFD, mixing technology, polymer technology, process and plant safety, e.g. design of safety valves.
  • Support business units to satisfy legal requirements in production by providing technical solutions 
  • Direct the activities of the engineering staff to improve the safety and operational efficiency of the plants.
  • Coach the plant engineers in the LANXESS directives and standards for engineering.
  • Prioritize all improvement activities including projects destined for Capital Engineering.
  • Review progress on the sites' improvement activities.
  • Provide expert engineering assessments for upcoming projects.
  • Lead and perform troubleshooting and task force projects in case of safety incidents, environmental incidents, disturbances and interruptions in production.
  • Provide technical solutions for Process Safety and deliver calculations to guarantee safe process operation.


  • Bachelor's of Science in Chemical Engineering. Advanced degree strongly preferred. 
  • 10+ years of chemical (or similar) industry experience.
  • Broad process engineering competence and significant process engineering experience. Ability to develop engineering solutions for most complex process systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PSM best practices and experience implementing these in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a technical role. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 

What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. The minimum pay for this position is $148,600. Please note, the actual compensation may vary based on geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level.
  • 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:  5734

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Upper management

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Process Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Materials Science, Data Analyst, Engineer, Engineering, Science, Data

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