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Press Operator


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 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

  • Operate curing equipment used to produce a tire curing bladder, adhering to process specifications, operational safety, quality standards, completing daily work assignments, documentation and checklists as required.
  • Manufacture bladders according to specifications and schedule, clean and maintain bladder curing area, promoting cleanliness and efficiency.
  • Responsible for cutting butyl preforms (slugs), operating the bladder presses, trimming and buffing bladders, and following the production schedule.
  • Responsible for scanning barcode and RFID tags through out the process into the quality process software.
  • Responsible for following work instructions, safety and quality procedures for the curing process while meeting productivity goals.
  • Obtain and use appropriate PPE maintaining the condition and storage of such equipment.
  • Attend and participate in plant productivity, performance safety and quality meetings as required.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and participate in continuous improvement projects.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED.)
  • Basic mathematical and computer literacy skills.
  • Superior verbal and written English communication skills
  • Minimum one year of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of tire bladder manufacturing and specifications preferred.
  • Current tow motor/forklift operator certification/license.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including overnight and weekend hours.


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:  3276

Little Rock, AR, US, 72209

Work Arrangement:  Onsite

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Forklift, Warehouse, Manufacturing

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