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Shift Supervisor

Do you feel like building a global champion in the field of engineering plastics? Then apply for a job with us! LANXESS Performance Materials GmbH is already a global leader in the development, production and sale of engineering plastics for use in diverse industries such as automotive, electrical and electronics, and sports and leisure. As a strong partner to these industries, we drive developments in our industry. This also includes the sustainability of our processes and products. As a global company, we live a strong value system: diversity, creativity, working as a team are just a few of them. A next important step for us is the planned joint venture that we intend to launch next year with our partners Advent and the Engineering Materials business of DSM. United, we want to open a new chapter in the market. In order to continue to be successful, we are looking for you. If you have a sense of adventure, shape the future with us! Are you curious? Then contact us.

Job Highlights

  • The position has a controlling function on the shift production activities in the HPM Unit.  The nature of this role is to ensure that the production unit is being operated in a safe, environmentally responsible manner at maximum efficiency by monitoring the overall operation of the unit and ensuring appropriate corrections are being taken as required.
  • The primary focus of this position is to maximize production and quality while maintaining a safe and environmentally secure operation.
  • This position reports to the HPM Planning Process Supervisor and is critical to the day-to-day operation of the production area in order to meet site and customer goals and objectives. 
  • The individual in this position will have a critical role in relaying management objectives into day-to-day tasks for the actual shifts.  This position provides a key interface between management and the shifts.   
  • The position is responsible for the coordination and the control of safety, environmental care, quality, production volume and cost of the total plant output. 
  • Provides overall supervision and leadership of his/her assigned shift. 
  • Major opportunities include improving product quality and consistency, improving unit’s safety performance and meeting scheduling needs.  This position is responsible for solving day-to-day production related problems.


  • Bachelor Degree and 3 years’ experience, or alternatively Associates Degree and 5 years relevant experience preferred.  Previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment preferred and will be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
  • Previous compounding or plastics manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills required. 
  • Requires flexibility and ability to handle stress well with regard to production requirements.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, coordination and interpersonal skills required.
  • 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.
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:  4327

Gastonia North, NC, US, 28034

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

Job Segment: Manager, Electrical, Engineer, Management, Automotive, Engineering

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