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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

  • Operates assigned equipment or areas of the plant.
  • Performs and reports on operational related activities as assigned.
  • Utilizes discretionary time to enable sustainable performance results for the facility.
  • Utilizes operations knowledge and experience to proactively operate the plant in a safe, reliable, and optimal manner.
  • Works with team members to efficiently anticipate and resolve unplanned events within the capabilities of the shift team and effectively escalates issues that cannot be resolved to the appropriate support roles.
  • May provide training to less experienced operators.
  • Utilizes established basic technical skills to perform a range of routine work activities using existing processes and methods.
  • Proactively identifies improvements and opportunities utilizing the facility improvement processes, appropriate management of change processes and communication tools.
  • Performs minor repairs and preventative maintenance, utilizing appropriate policies, procedures, processes, and disciplines.


  • High School Diploma or GED required
    • Associate/equivalent or higher degree in a technical field is preferred or relevant experience (four (4) or more years of military experience in a technical specialty or five (5) or more years of manufacturing experience as a Production Technician/Operator)
  • Valid US driver's license and ability to obtain forklift certification upon being hired
  • Willing and able to work a rotating shift and overtime as required (including weekends & holidays)
  • Able to push/pull/lift 50 pounds, stand/walk for extended periods of time, climb stairs/ladders, wear required personal protective equipment including full face respirator/SCBA
  • Must be able and willing to serve as a member of the site emergency squad


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, 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:  5285

Institute, WV, US, 25112

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Nearest Major Market: Charleston

Job Segment: Facilities, Equipment Operator, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Warehouse, Operations, Manufacturing

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