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Chemical 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

  • Maintain Core Values: safety and health, environmental stewardship, highest ethical behavior, and  respect for people
  • Technology Guardian responsible to develop and design chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Apply the principles of chemistry and mathematics to solve problems that involve production
  • Proactively identify and lead opportunities to improve production KPIs using a data-driven approach
  • Provide functional and technical leadership for capital projects execution
  • Develop project portfolio for continuous improvement
  • Execute projects in compliance with internal guidelines (FEL 1, FEL 2, FEL 3)
  • Track improvements resulting from projects (cost, quality etc.)
  • Drive continuous improvement and increased reliability incident investigations and through the use of regular Root Cause Failure Analysis(RCFA) tools and work with Operations to set minimum level of incident that would mandate use of RCFA
  • Coordinate requirements with technology development/marketing etc.
  • Track changes to standard operating conditions (SOC)
  • Interface with production to guarantee operations is running within standard operating conditions
  • Process Safety Manager driving compliance with LANXESS HSEQ policies and procedures with agreed timelines
  • Ensure timely completion of process hazard analysis & ensure no overdue action items
  • Evaluate final product’s overall performance, quality and safety
  • Owner of the Lab: make sure that sampling and tests are being done according to quality standards
  • Assist in trouble shooting due to complaints from internal/ external customers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
  •  A minimum of 5+ years’ engineering experience in a production
  • Troubleshooting and proactive problem solving skills
  • Time and project management experience, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must have good interpersonal and cross functional skills with the ability to interact/present at all organizational levels  
  • Develop project portfolio for incremental KPI improvement


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:  5361

Memphis, TN, US, 38127

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Chemical Engineer, Chemical Research, Manufacturing Engineer, Chemistry, Engineer, Engineering, Science

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