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Maintenance Technician

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.7 billion in 2023. The company currently has about 12,800 employees in 32 countries. Our core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives and consumer protection products. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

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 position provides maintenance support for the assigned shift. The nature of this role is to ensure that the production unit is supported on shift to allow the safe, environmentally responsible maximum production.

  • Instrument/Electrical equipment troubleshooting, repair, calibration and replacement.
  • Mechanical equipment preventive and predictive maintenance. Reactive maintenance as required to get the unit operational quickly during unplanned outages.
  • Housekeeping of work areas.
  • Safety: Perform work safely and by procedure.
  • Expected to help shift-mates with production-related tasks when not otherwise occupied with maintenance duties.
  • During the construction and commissioning phase of the project, work on tasks and project components as assigned.

The position is accountable for performing job functions in accordance with the site and corporate Responsible Care initiatives including Health, Environment, Safety and Security (RC-HESS), which includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Knowledge and use of site/work area HES procedures and work practices at all times
  • Maintaining a clean and uncluttered work area.
  • Immediate reporting of incidents, injuries, illnesses, exposures (e.g. to chemicals) and near hits.
  • Immediate correction and/or reporting of all hazardous acts and conditions.
  • Cooperation and participation in the site HES Performance Indicator programs core elements including work area inspections, job safety analyses/observations, training and meetings.


  • 2-year certificate or Associate Degree from an accredited school of instrumentation and/or electronics, OR Associate Degree in Industrial Technology or other mechanical discipline. Must have graduated prior to beginning work.  Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • The ideal candidate has formal electrical or mechanical training as noted above, but also has experience and know-how with the other discipline. Examples would be-- an electrician who also has mechanical experience, or a mechanic who is comfortable with electrical work.
  • Candidates must demonstrate flexibility and willingness to learn additional skills as noted above.
  • Current fork truck license/certification or experience preferred.
  • Previous compounding or plastics manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Requires flexibility and ability to handle stress well with regard to production requirements.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting, pushing and pulling of heavy equipment; must be physically capable of climbing.
  • Familiarity with and ability to use MS Office software (Word, Excel)
  • Candidates should be aware that shift system will start as an 8-hour shift, but may increase later to a 12-hour shift system with expected increasing production.


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. The starting hourly rate for this position is $21.34. 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:  5919

Gastonia, NC, US, 28054

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

Job Segment: Maintenance, Auto Technician, Forklift, Electrical, Technician, Manufacturing, Automotive, Engineering, Technology

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