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E&I/PCT Technician

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

  • Lead and perform all electrical and instrumentation-related maintenance work orders and associated troubleshooting/support for the entire plant.
  • Interact with and support 3rd party calibration services provider and identify cost savings opportunities to perform calibrations internally.
  • Perform configuration, programming, and electrical work for equipment and systems, including Motors, variable frequency drives, temperature controllers, control valves, vacuum sensors, PLC panels, motor starters, electrical control circuits, etc.
  • Evaluate and recommend new electrical components and standards for the plant.
  • Responsible for leading and/or performing preventive and routine maintenance of all electrical and instrumentation systems.
  • Perform work activities in a safe and environmentally conscious manner in accordance with all Environmental, Safety and Regulatory requirements (Chemtura Eight Life Criticals)
  • Readily assist with diagnosing and repairing mechanical equipment failures as requested such as transfer pumps - centrifugal, positive displacement and air operated diaphragm, vacuum pumps - rotary piston and mechanical booster, gear reducers, cooling towers, heat exchangers, etc.
  • Execute changes to the automation system for engineering improvements.
  • Train maintenance staff and others on electrical and instrumentation maintenance fundamentals
  • Actively identify and recommend opportunities to improve electrical, instrumentation and automation systems
  • Support and interact with other functions including engineering and procurement in their initiatives and projects.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Associate’s degree in a related technical field preferred
  • Flexibility to be on call, work nights and weekends
  • Ability to work well with internal stakeholders and external contractors
  • Familiar with OSHA Regulations (General Duty Clause, PSM, etc.) and NFPA 70E
  • Must have 4+ years electrical/instrumentation experience in an industrial setting - DCS/PLC programming experience will be viewed as a strong plus
  • High mechanical aptitude
  • Desired to have experience with the controls of gas/oil fired boilers, vacuum systems and industrial chillers and other similar packaged equipment from vendors
  • Proficiency with basic office computer software, e.g., word processing, email, and spreadsheets
  • Demonstrated experience with Allen Bradley drives/PLCs, Honeywell Experion/controllers, Omron PLCs/controllers is a plus
  • Chemical industry experience is considered a plus

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 $25.29/hour. 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:  5631

Gastonia South, NC, US, 28054

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

Job Segment: Maintenance, Electrical, Instrumentation, Engineer, Technician, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology

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