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Application Technology Engineer

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.7 billion in 2023. The company currently has about 12,800 employees in 32 countries. Our core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives and consumer protection products. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

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!

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Job Highlights

The Application Technology Engineer will provide valuable insight and services combining the areas of mechanical design and material knowledge to internal colleagues and external customers.  They will master the knowledge and application of our polyurethane formulations into end markets as well as providing guidance on material selection, processing guidelines, design of elastomeric parts using both closed-loop solutions and open-loop solutions such as FEA, CAD, and general engineering calculations. They will  use standard as well as custom mechanical and material testing methods to characterize elastomeric parts and specimens, using the generated material data for modeling efforts and applying to specific customer needs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide product and process recommendations utilizing existing polyurethane systems as well as development of new formulations to meet customer, end user, and application performance needs.
  • Provide mechanical engineering and design support to internal and external customers, including engineering calculations, 2D/3D modeling of parts, Finite Element Analysis, part and mold design advice.
  • Coordinate mechanical testing of customer parts as well as internal test specimens to properly characterize and understand material performance such as application force vs deflection, elastomer strain vs deflection, ASTM mechanical properties, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, as well as customer or application specific custom testing.
  • Understand and experiment with polyurethane formulation and processing to align material selection with end applications, develop new formulations to improve peformance, and troubleshoot customers' processing challenges.
  • Identify new technical and commercial opportunities and contribute to development pipeline for future growth.
  • Travel to existing and new customer’s as well as industry trade shows for opportunity hunting, material trials, process troubleshooting, and developing strong customer relationships.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or similar discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of industry experience, preferably supporting Polyurethane formulations and experience displaying mechanical aptitude.
  • Must possess a good understanding of elastomeric mechanical properties and how to design mechanical elastomeric parts. Familiarity with polyurethane, polymers preferred.
  • Must be able to interpret and utilize standard test methods as well as develop and execute non-standard or custom tests, methods, or experiments to evaluate specific mechanical or material properties.
  • Must be adept at setting up, running, and intrepreting FEA results to answer mechanical engineering-related questions.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with customers and capable at explaining complex mechanical engineering topics to persons with varrying backgrounds and levels of technical understanding.

What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. The established pay range for this position is $104,000 to $140,000. Please note, the actual compensation may vary based on geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level.
  • 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!


Requisition ID:  6105

Naugatuck, CT, US, 06770

Work Arrangement:  Partially remote
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford

Job Segment: Coating, Mechanical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Application Engineering, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering

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