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Production Maintenance Specialist

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

  • The production maintenance specialist is the gatekeeper of the maintenance work process and ensures all maintenance requests are reviewed prior to becoming work orders. Ensure the maintenance schedule aligns with the operations and maintenance resource availability.
  • Responds to priority one and priority two jobs. Reviews call-outs and provides feedback and coaching as necessary to ensure optimal use of maintenance resources.
  • Initiates necessary planning to ensure the safe and timely completion of critical jobs.
  • Communicates needs to maintenance supervisor and scheduler and negotiates necessary schedule changes.
  • Verifying accuracy and completeness of job scopes.
  • Reviews and provides direction to planning for jobs requiring Management of Change, cost approvals, or changes in start dates due to material or services requirements. 
  • Continually reviewing notification and work order back log to ensure jobs with highest priority (HSE, PM, and Mechanical Integrity) and providing most value are prioritized, planned, and executed in a timely fashion such that regulatory requirements are maintained and reliability of the unit is not jeopardized.


  • 2-year mechanical certification/trade school or technical college 
  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience. Or internal candidates should have 2 years of production experience as a supervisor, step up or senior technician or cross-trained in the Maintenace Work Process, PMS Role and has filled in when the PMS is off.
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP.


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:  5249

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Industrial, Maintenance, Chemical Engineer, Materials Science, ERP, Manufacturing, Engineering, Science, Technology

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