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Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019 and about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The company is currently represented at 60+ production sites worldwide. 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 FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 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

Identify areas to improve safety, environmental compliance, quality and productivity. Communicate ideas to appropriate personnel or use LANXESS practices such as work orders to address them.

  • Effectively communicate the status of the plant to fellow operators and management through the use of written, electronic, and verbal communication.
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment to ensure safe and reliable service
  • Monitor and control the manufacturing process through standard operating policies, procedures, and job knowledge.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the assigned process(es) in order to facilitate troubleshooting of process, equipment, and quality problems.
  • Work safely and maintain a safe work environment. Follow appropriate safety policies and practices. Identify unsafe conditions or actions and mitigate them to the extent possible. Notify Supervisor, the Plant Manager, or other management of such conditions
    • Follow and abide by policies and procedures required to maintain, strengthen, and support ISO, Responsible Care, PSM and Mechanical Integrity programs.
    • Assist in investigations and corrective actions for process and safety incident investigations.
    • Responsible for ensuring that incidents and near misses are appropriately reported.
    • Follow LANXESS environmental practices. Understand policies regarding containerizing, labeling and hazardous waste handling.
    • Work to continuously build and maintain trust and harmony with all other employees.
    • Maintain cleanliness of the assigned process units and material storage areas.


Education: High School Diploma or GED

Technical competencies

  • bility to organize and prioritize work in a timely manner and react well under pressure.
  • Ability to understand and incorporate training received into job function.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and safe work practices used in the chemical industry is a plus.
  • Experience the chemical industry, experience in batch operations preferred.
  • A moderate degree of mechanical aptitude is preferred.
  • Process certification will be required after job entry and training period.
  • Must be able to read and interpret operating procedures and perform varied mathematical calculations.
  • Hazmat technician certification is desirable, but not required.
  • Must obtain a fork truck license within 6 months of entering the position, which will require a valid state driver’s license or medical approval.
  • Be certifiable to wear a respirator.
  • Be capable of using tools, some of which require turning and twisting, like wrenches, hammers and impact guns.
  • Be capable of climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Be capable of lifting 50 pounds and moving 600 pound drums with the aid of a manual drum cart.
  • Show initiative, work well with others, be a team player, and have the ability to adapt to many different job functions.
  • Able to understand and operate a chemical process as well as the ability to analyze, plan and organize.



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:  1840

Mapleton, IL, US, 61547

Nearest Major Market: Peoria

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Chemical Research, Plant, Plant Manager, Forklift, Manufacturing, Engineering

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