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EHS Specialist


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

  • Responsible for managing site HSEQ programs which includes the development, implementation and maintenance of programs.  Programs include waste water, solid waste, hazardous waste, air emissions, storm water, life-critical standards, emergency response, hazard communication, hearing conservation, personal protective equipment, injury/illness prevention and medical surveillance.
  • Overall ownership of the site’s regulatory permits and all associated regulatory reporting.
  • Oversee and coordinate the plant’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party HSEQ audit programs.
  • Develop and implement improvements to safety systems to ensure compliance with requirements and continued improvement in HSEQ performance including the tracking of leading/lagging KPIs.
  • Provide support for plant training to develop and improve safety training to educate plant personnel on HSEQ-related issues.  Ensure HSEQ training is effective in sharing safety know-how needed to achieve world class safe operations.
  • Manage plant incident investigation program, ensuring proper classification, thorough root cause investigations and appropriate corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Provide in-plant support to ensure proper safety evaluation is performed and work is completed within requirements. 
  • Gather data and maintain systems to track necessary information for internal and external reporting and to drive improvement in HSEQ performance.
  • Implement case management, working closely with plant leadership and site’s occupational health contractor to manage injuries to the lowest level possible.  Ensure proper injury, illness classifications and OSHA record keeping is completed.
  • Participate in industry, corporate and business HSEQ networks and leverage best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related safety or environmental field
  • Five or more years HSEQ experience
  • Experience implementing & maintaining site wide safety related programs
  • Demonstrated HSEQ functional/technical expertise with strong working knowledge of OSHA regulations, air emissions calculations, and regulatory reporting
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience with organizational culture change/development
  • Ability to influence teams and resolve conflicts in support of organizational goals
  • Data management and analytical skills
  • Understanding of ISO requirements
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment (preferably chemical)


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:  4044

Institute, WV, US, 25112

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Charleston

Job Segment: Compliance, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Law, Data Management, Legal, Engineering, Data

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