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Head of Maintenance Fords


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 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

  • Conduct life critical work permits regularly for maintenance activities
  • Oversee maintenance work requests 
  • Work directly with Production counterpart to schedule maintenance activities
  • Supervision, direction, priorities, support, and development to maintenance personnel
  • Execute supervision activities within the scope and boundaries of the site’s Union Labor Contract
  • Lead the planning, scheduling, and execution of outages and turnarounds
  • Identify and recommend improvements in facilities, equipment, and resource utilization
  • Utilize and maintain the site CMMS
  • Own and manage the plant mechanical integrity program with support and collaboration from corporate resources
  • Develop, implement, and own site Preventative and Predictive Maintenance programs
  • Participate in and sometimes lead Root Cause Analysis investigations
  • Responsible for material/tool/equipment selection and procurement related to maintenance activities
  • Support all  HSEQ compliance activities
  • Participate in/ lead the development of the site capital plan and priorities
  • Manage site high pressure boiler operations
  • Maintain liaison with outside organizations to assure information exchange and mutual assistance


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in maintenance techniques and chemical operation equipment
  • Strong leadership skills required
  • Capable of leading or coordinating technical and organizational  aspects of maintenance resources
  • Able to independently assimilate new technology and apply to work procedures
  • Able to analyse data and situations, draw conclusions and make meaningful decisions
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Chemical Plant experience highly preferred
  • OSHA PSM mandated plant experience highly preferred
  • Experience with SAP PM or similar CMMS system required
  • Six Sigma or Lean Certification preferred




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:  2317

Fords, NJ, US, 08863

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Maintenance, Engineer, ERP, Chemical Research, Outside Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, Sales

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