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Environmental Engineer

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

The Environmental Engineer is Responsible for managing, monitoring and reporting of the environmental programs at the Kalama plant to ensure compliance with all environmental standards and regulations, including Clean Water, Waste, Air Quality and Pollution.

  • Conduct environmental sampling and preparing and sending samples out for 3rd party testing.
  • Conduct inspections, including hazardous waste, opacity, leak detection and repair (LDAR), stormwater, and SPCC inspections.
  • Planning, overseeing, and reviewing source testing for plant emission units.
  • Overseeing and assisting 3rd party contractors performing environmental work onsite.
  • Management of the hazardous waste burning program.
  • Completion and submission of hazardous waste manifests.
  • Preparing and drafting environmental reports to regulatory agencies.
  • Uploading and submitting environmental data to online databases.
  • Data collection and tracking for environmental compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Acts as liaison with regulatory agencies.
  • Maintenance and calibration of environmental monitoring equipment.


  • Bachelors of Science in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science or related field.
  • Min. of 2 years of professional environmental experience in an industrial setting.
  • Experience with regulatory agencies and interpreting environmental permits and regulations.
  • Experience with leak detection and repair LDAR, SWPPP, and SPCC.
  • Experience with hazardous waste management.
  • Experience with certified sampling and test methods.
  • Experience with handheld environmental monitoring equipment.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access.
  • Familiarity with ISO 14001, or ISO 14001 Auditor Certification, is a plus.
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification.
  • Needs to be physically capable of bending, kneeling, standing, climbing ladders, lifting 25-50 lbs, wearing a respirator.
  • Works well independently; a self-starter who can prioritize their workload.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. In accordance with Washington state requirements, the established pay range for this position is Min: $89,100 to Max: $148,500. 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. These benefits include: 
    - Health care - Medical, Dental, Vision
    - Health Spending Account (HSA) with High Deductible PPO XD
    - Employee Life Insurance - Basic, Supplemental Life and AD&D
    - Dependent Life Insurance and AD&D
    - Disability Coverage - Short-Term and Long-Term
    - Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care and Dependent Care
    - NortonLifeLock device security, online privacy, and identity theft protection
    - Aflac Benefits
    - Legal Assistance Program
    - Retirement Benefits - Defined Contribution 401(k) Plan with Employer Retirement Contribution and Employer Match
  • Work-Life, Time Off & 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. Washington employees who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement accrue a minimum of 80 hours of vacation per year; have 10 paid holidays; and accrue 64 hours of Sick/Personal time per year. Employees who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement earn time off in accordance with the provisions of the agreement.
  • 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:  5486

Kalama, WA, US, 98625

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

Job Segment: Environmental Engineering, Compliance, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineer, Air Quality, Engineering, Legal, Science

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