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Plant Activity Coordinator

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

  • Acts as plant liaison to functional support organizations (Supply Chain, Maintenance, etc.)
  • Ensures appropriate resources are allocated to perform operational tasks and activities
  • Ensures operational tasks are value added, clearly defined, scheduled and completed to maintain reliability and compliance
  • Determines if procedures and plans are aligned and revises as necessary
  • Ensures production and packaging needs are met
  • Works with Maintenance group to plan and schedule maintenance and turn-around work
  • Participates in development/monitoring of the operations and maintenance budget and applies status/forecast as an input to manage work in the facility
  • Collects and/or reviews process data for improvement purposes and corrective actions
  • Leads training of new employees, including both technical and “soft skill” training
  • Acts as technical resources and process subject matter expert for production and packaging operations
  • Enhances front line skills and knowledge of plant personnel and related roles through coaching on plant process, equipment, engineering, reliability principles, Life Critical Standards, etc. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field or 5+ years of relevant chemical manufacturing experience
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt in a high paced environment
  • Influential leader who can engage and lead others
  • High level of confidence in his/her decision making skills
  • Can look at the big picture (production versus costs) and make the correct decisions to support plant and business objectives and targets
  • Supports team consensus
  • Adheres to all safety rules as well as plant and company policies
  • Excellent organization and time management skills to include prioritization, scheduling, and optimizing work force skills and resources
  • Thorough knowledge of the work processes and enabling IT tools
  • Has built positive working relationships with others across the organization and functional support organizations that enable other roles to be successful by holding individuals accountable to perform their roles
  • Understanding of budgeting processes and status; applies knowledge of maintenance and operations budgets in decision making.
  • Ability to value assess service requests and say no to requests if they are not aligned to current plant goals
  • Will not accept substandard performance from others and will coach peers to improve performance and exceed expectations
  • Respected by peers
  • Thorough knowledge of the plant process technology


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:  5382

Institute, WV, US, 25112

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Charleston

Job Segment: Facilities, Plant Operator, Supply Chain, Plant, Supply, Operations, Manufacturing

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