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Plant Engineer

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.7 billion in 2023. The company currently has about 12,800 employees in 32 countries. Our core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives and consumer protection products. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

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!

Job Highlights

The Plant Engineer is responsible for supporting site Engineering Superintendent for all engineering and HSEQ tasks.  Bring strong technical, analytical, problem solving, documentation and communication skills to the site management team and support goal attainment and continuous improvement throughout the site. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Design, specify, troubleshoot, analyze, and improve equipment, tooling, and processes for safety, compliance, and reliability.
  • Lead contractors and maintenance crafts team for projects, preventive maintenance, and repairs, ensuring optimal uptime.
  • Coordinate and maintain environmental programs including Hazardous Waste, SPCC, SWPPP, air registration and waste reduction.
  • Assist in developing and implementing capital and expense projects, budgets, and timelines within LANXESS directives and RAGAP.
  • Support process safety including process hazard analysis, management of change, design safety reviews, etc.  
  • Analyze and report data and KPI's.  Monitor trends and proactively coordinate course corrections.  
  • Author documents, procedures, and maintenance plans. Maintain accurate records. Train employees in procedures and safety.
  • Support product quality, scrap reduction, customer complaint response, ISO9001/RC14001 compliance, and all audits.
  • Maintain current knowledge of engineering principles, industry standards, and working plant processes for HSEQ risk reduction.
  • Actively supports LANXESS values and HSEQ goals. Participates in teams, and other duties as required.


  • BS Engineering Required. Relevant work experience either as an employee or intern preferred.  
  • Analytical, technical, time management, problem solving, independent thinking, and professional communication skills.
  • Strong computer and technology skills including Excel, Powerpoint, and Word. Programming, PLC, or robotics a plus.  
  • Mechanical aptitude and design skills, AutoCAD preferred. 
  • Prior leadership experience desired. 
  • Heath, safety and environmental compliance principles. Machinery safety studies or process hazard analysis a plus.

What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. The established pay range for this position is $72,800 to $97,000 depending on experience. Please note, 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 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!


Requisition ID:  6104

Little Rock, AR, US, 72209

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, AutoCAD, CAD, Drafting, Engineer, Engineering

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