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Instrumentation Technician


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

  • Test, troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment and electrical circuits as needed.
  • Calibrate and troubleshoot gauges, temperature controllers, pressure sensors, etc.
  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshoot process control computer systems, including but not limited to DCS, Modicon & Siemens PLC Control.
  • Logix, and RSLogix using portable computers; troubleshoot temperature, level, and pressure control instruments and processors; troubleshoot AC or DC variable speed drives.
  • Full knowledge of safety regulations with emphasis on energy isolation, lockout, confined space entry, and line breaking procedures.
  • Setting and calibrating safety limit controls, relief devices, check valves, and electrical equipment for temperature, pressure, flow rate, levels, voltage, and current according to service manuals, schematic diagrams or process and instrumentation diagrams.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair Industrial HVAC systems is a plus (but not required).
  • Utilize technical documentation (prints, manuals, specifications, etc.) to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Perform alignment and calibration of instruments and electrical circuits to ensure proper operation.
  • Safely work with pressure, temperature, level and flow in pipe systems and using pressure gauge for leak testing.
  • Ensure operation of plant and facility equipment by performing scheduled and unscheduled repairs, rebuilds, inspections and routines


  • Minimum of two year electrical/instrumentation trade school degree or minimum five years’ experience in an electrical/instrumentation apprenticeship programRelated work in an electrical/instrumentation maintenance organization may be considered in lieu of degree and apprenticeship
  • Experience with Robotics (Fanuc) preferred.
  • Must have good communication skills (written and oral) and possess the ability to work closely with operations personnel on a daily basis
  • Must be a safety leader and follow all safe work practices and policies
  • Must be familiar with instrumentation loops and pneumatic controls
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner
  • Must have the ability to deal with frequent changes, delays and unexpected events
  • Preferred candidates will be trained in and be knowledgeable of NFPA 70E requirements, motivated, positive, energetic and flexible in working days or nights and will have a full working knowledge of process equipment, control systems, valves, drive components, electrical distribution systems, pumps, piping systems and troubleshooting techniques which may be gained through a combination of experience and on the job training.
  • This is a safety sensitive position



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:  1564

Memphis, TN, US, 38127

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Technician, Instrumentation, Maintenance, Engineer, Electrical, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing

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