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Process Controls 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

As part of the operations group, the Process Control Technician/Engineer is responsible for the programming, maintenance and upgrading of the plant process control systems and for the development and implementation of projects that improve safety and reliability as well as resolve operational challenges.

  • Maintain complaince for process control inspection and testing programs (Safety Instrumented Systems, instrument loop testing and calibrations) and maintain associated documentation
  • Design, program and implement process control modifications for projects or operating/optimization requirements
  • Design and implement advanced process control techniques
  • Maintain the process control system and documentation
  • Provide electrical and instrumentation expertise and support to the plant maintenance team
  • Identify process control software, hardware and field instrument improvements
  • Assist in the installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of software and instruments
  • Provide training and support for site process control system users
  • Execute small scale capital projects and provide programming/instrument/electrical support for larger projects performed by internal/external support functions
  • Develop and communicate the main KPIs of the control system to forecast investment needs
  • Drive digital mindset and implement new technology within the site
  • Support local IT needs and interface with corporate IT


  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, electrical or automation engineering or 5 years industry experience
  • Minimum 2 years prior experience in process control or instrumentation within a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of PLCs and DCS
  • Basic electrical and instrumentation knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in PLC programming, tuning of control loops and HMI development
  • Project managment experience
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and creative thinking
  • High energy level and positive attitude
  • Knowledge of advanced process control techniques is a plus

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:  5260

Institute, WV, US, 25112

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Charleston

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

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