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Production Shift Supervisor


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 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.  

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

  • Set, communicate and consistently enforce high expectations for Operations employees, and hold them accountable for their safety and operational performance using both positive and corrective feedback.
    • Conduct documented performance reviews for operators, providing feedback on performance, along with opportunities for improvement, as applicable
  • Coordinate maintenance work and assist with the development, approval and implementation of Safe Work Permits (SWP), meeting safety and production requirements.
    • Ensure SWPs are carried out, checked and closed out, providing support for release and start-up (Pre-Start-up Safety Review – PSSR). Authorize work permits as required.
  • Monitor plant wide activities to ensure procedures are followed and regulatory requirements are satisfied.                                               
  • Collaborate with all departments to execute the daily production plan safely and efficiently to produce high quality products.                             
  • Compile documentation associated with production unit status, environmental monitoring, shift change, etc. Ensure all required data is collected and within acceptable limits.
    • Report issues identified, and work with the team to resolve them
  • Coordinate maintenance activities/call-outs in accordance with production needs.
  • Proactively respond to any conditions or process deviations that may negatively impact discharges to air, soil or water.
  • Complete incidents and near miss reports/notifications, participate in investigations and implement corrective actions.


  • 5-10 years of similar experience in manufacturing environment
  • Computer Skills – Microsoft Office Package, SAP experience is an advantage. 
  • Experience reading P&ID’s and process flow diagrams. 
  • Working with Process Control Systems (PCS), interpreting process data, and coordinating a response to optimize operational conditions. 
  • Experience in chemical operations, working with hazardous materials at a PSM/RMP facility. 
  • Having worked in a Union Environment is desired. 
  • Strong organizational skills, along with strong communication skills.



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:  3427

Memphis, TN, US, 38127

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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