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Process Safety Manager


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

Reporting to the Head of  HS&E, the Process Safety Manager is responsible for the overall coordination and governance of process safety at the LANXESS El Dorado, Arkansas site, which encompasses three distinct production plants (Central, South, and West), as well as, expansive brine and well fields.  The El Dorado site involves over 30 processes subject to OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and/or EPA Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations.  Most processes are based on bromine chemistry or associated derivatives and include fire, explosion, toxic gas and liquid release, and combustible dust hazards.

This senior management / technical expert position provides critical, complex risk management and loss prevention support to the BU PLA El Dorado site.  The position supports the success of the site through development of standards and strategies to ensure that process and operational safety risks are successfully managed meeting established regulatory compliance guidelines, and that the incumbent performs their duty in accordance with the principles of Responsible Care and the LANXESS HSEQ Policy and LXS internal technical requirements.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific field or adequate experience
  • 10+ years relevant experience 
  • Senior Expert/Specialist that is well versed with in depth knowledge of U.S. OSHA and EPA process safety requirements.  Lead PSM/RMP auditor experience is preferable, but experience participating in or co-auditing is acceptable. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.  Strong negotiation and conflict resolution experience.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Willingness to drive change
  • Strong written language comprehension and interpretation abilities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Previous management experience on a team in a manufacturing or plant environment setting preferred; Ability to successfully interact with  diverse personnel (e.g., operator motivation and buy-in).
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent business and industry acumen.
  • Familiarity with other HSE aspects (i.e., occupational safety, distribution safety, product safety/regulatory affairs, management systems, ISO/RC certification programs security).
  • Knowledge and background in process safety technical application is beneficial, such as past experience with auditing, process hazard analysis, safety relief valve design review, dispersion modeling, and/or incident investigation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the chemical industry. 



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:  3261

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

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