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Technical Service Specialist


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
  • Recommend to current and future customers optimal use of our flame retardants and other plastics additives (especially plasticizers) in their existing products and their new products
  • Create new formulations for customers with LANXESS PLA products to enable enhanced polymer properties.
  • Create new formulations for customers with LANXESS PLA products to enable cost savings via efficient processing or alternate products.
  • Perform various lab syntheses in the area of polymer chemistry.
  • Train sales force and distributors.
  • Develop and maintain updated data packs for existing products (data sheets) and applications.
  • Develop new applications for existing products
  • Travel with sales personnel to provide technical information to make and close sales, and develop new sales.
  • Write technical papers and give technical presentations at key additive conferences and trade meetings.
  • Troubleshoot customer equipment and processes, both on the phone and on site at the customer locations
  • PhD in Polymer Science, Organic Chemistry, or related field
  • 3 years of experience preferred in the area of polymer additives
  • Excellent communication, presentation, & interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively
  • Technical Service experience in solving complex issues related to polymer properties 
  • Adept researcher 



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:  962

Naugatuck, CT, US, 06770

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