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Lab Technician


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

This position executes lab testing as required to assure product quality.

  • Accurately perform routine and non-routine in-process and finished polymer testing (Thermoplastic Materials). Examples include:
    • operation of injection molding machine
    • mechanical testing (e.g. impact strength, bending strength)
    • viscosity testing (e.g. MVR, solution viscosity)
    • other physical testing (moisture, ash content etc.)
  • Record results in appropriate database and report data in a timely manner.
  • Have knowledge of all in-process and finished product tests as well as test schedules.
  • Maintains required lab equipment and supplies. Insures cleanliness and good housekeeping of lab areas.
  • Perform additional testing as required to cover unusual sample loads, customer issues, limited personnel, etc.
  • Interact with the other unit personnel to complete all required testing in a timely manner and to also handle non-routine communications.
  • Monitor instrument performance (Standards, Control Samples, SPC, etc.).


  • Former lab testing experience recommended with one year experience
  • Minimum High School graduate. Some college coursework or two-year degree preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of hazardous materials and the appropriate handling and disposal of such products preferred
  • Requires quick learning and flexibility on the job
  • Requires a self-starter
  • Requires excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • SAP and previous LIMS experience preferred, but not required
  • Willing to work in a team environment
  • Requires basic knowledge of statistics including control charting
  • Superior oral and written communication and comprehension skills
  • Knowledge of ISO Quality and Responsible Care standards preferred
  • Familiarity with and ability to use MS Office software (Word, Excel). SAP experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with polymer pigmenting and coloring of polymers a plus, but not required.
  • This position should be prepared to work any shift.



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:  3818

Gastonia North, NC, US, 28054

Work Arrangement:  Onsite

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

Job Segment: Chemical Research, Testing, Maintenance, Laboratory, Chemical Engineer, Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing, Science

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