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Engineering Co-op

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

Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Co-ops 

  • Responsible for a specific project in engineering and maintenance, safety, quality or mechanical integrity at the Memphis Site.
  • Shadow seasoned professionals in all areas of operations: process engineering, maintenance, mechanical integrity, safety and quality assurance.
  • Collaborate to analyze and collect data to improve production operations and processes.
  • Identify key performance indicators and optimize specific production lines.
  • Understand Quality Assurance requirements; coordinate and promotes awareness of all aspects on Site.

Chemical Engineers: 

  • Update production procedures, instructions forms and check lists.
  • Be involved on customers audits and customer complains.
  • Collaborate to run chemical analytical analysis for process quality control at the laboratory.
  • Understand Quality Assurance requirements; coordinate and promotes awareness of all aspects on Site.

Mechanical Engineers:

  • Update Plant P&ID’s and other process drawings.
  • Update Plant Maintenance Records, Preventive Maintenance Plans, Equipment Records and Bill of Materials.
  • Understand Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance (MIQA) requirements; coordinate and promotes awareness of all aspects of MIQA on Site
  • Report to operations for mechanical engineering technical issues by identifying, formulating and producing effective solutions to emerging problems


  • Capable of working Safely at all times. (Working Safely is a condition of Employment)
  • Must be at least in Sophomore year of College and pursuing an undergraduate degree from in Chemical Engineering.
  • Possess good listening and communication skills, the ability to make presentations, including excellent
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use a computer and are conversant in Microsoft Office.
  • Capability of working independently within a Process Plant Environment.
  • Not be afraid of working at heights, working on open grating or around process equipment.
  • Prior industrial, plant or equipment maintenance experience is a decided plus.

Mechanical Engineers:

  • Familiarity with the SAP Plant Maintenance module, AutoCad or Microsoft Project a plus

Chemical Engineers:

  • Familiar with analytical process in the laboratory for quality control such as titration and ion chromatography is a plus.

What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages.
  • 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:  5262

Memphis, TN, US, 38127

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Entry Level Engineer, Chemical Research, QA, Quality Assurance, Chemical Engineer, Engineering, Quality, Technology

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