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Chemical Operator - PUD

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!

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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

We are seeking a skilled and safety-conscious Chemical Operator to join our team in the Polyurethane Dispersion (PUD) unit of our batch operation plant. The successful candidate will play a vital role in achieving maximum productivity while meeting customer needs, all in strict compliance with safety, health, and environmental requirements.

This position requires a strong understanding of batch processes, strict adherence to safety protocols, and the ability to work harmoniously in a unionized work environment. As a Chemical Operator, you will be responsible for reading and following standard operating procedures (SOPs) and adhering to regulatory requirements, including OSHA, NJDEP, and other relevant regulations applicable to the position.


Operates all process equipment and auxiliaries related to assigned department in a safe and efficient manner maximizing productivity and quality in regard to regulatory and administrative requirements.

Troubleshoots equipment and /or process problems and implements corrective action.

Initiates reports, work orders, safety notifications, etc., as required, and follows up on same to completion.

Conduct in-process testing (after appropriate training).

Perform basic math calculations to charge and weigh up raw materials.

Accurately measure, weigh, and mix chemicals according to precise formulations and batch sheets.

Maintains/conducts Daily and Month-End inventories.

Adheres to production and shipping schedules.

Actively participate in safety meetings, training sessions, and process improvement initiatives.

Update production records on Database, OEE, Windows Office Tools and SAP is preferable.

Computer skills preferred. SAP, DCS, Excel, Word

Ensures that instructions/information from the department head and previous shift are accurately and effectively communicated to the team.

Collaborate with the Shift Supervisor and other team members in troubleshooting, problem solving, and decision making to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow.

Handle and store hazardous materials in strict accordance with safety regulations and company policies.

Foster a positive and cooperative work environment in the union setting, supporting open communication and collaboration among team members.

Note: The above position description covers key functions and does not exclude other work as may be assigned.  The position description may be changed, modified or eliminated in order to achieve the mission of High Performance Work System.


Physical Requirements

Capable of lifting and carrying heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) as necessary for the role.

Climbs stairs and ladders: works from elevated platform/scaffolds, or in confined spaces.

Ability to stand, walk, and perform repetitive tasks for extended periods.

Willingness to work in various environmental conditions, including with chemicals, while adhering to safety procedures.

Qualifications and Skills

High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree or certification in chemical operations or a related field is advantageous.

Proven experience as a Chemical Operator in a manufacturing environment.

In-depth knowledge of batch processes, equipment operation, and safety procedures.

Ability to interpret technical documents, such as batch sheets, process flow diagrams, and equipment manuals.

Proficient in basic computer skills and data entry for maintaining detailed production records.

Strong attention to detail and the ability to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced batch operation.

Excellent problem-solving skills and the capacity to respond effectively to operational challenges.

Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a unionized work environment.

Willingness to work in rotating shifts, as per the union agreement, and be available for occasional overtime when required.

Further Information

Full-time Position

8 hours Rotating shift 

Union Environment

5 days 24 hours work week

We look forward to welcoming a dedicated Chemical Operator to our team in the PUD unit. Your role will be instrumental in maintaining the highest safety and quality standards while contributing to the overall success of our batch operation. If you possess the required qualifications and skills and are eager to excel in a manufacturing environment, we encourage you to apply and become an integral part of our organization.

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, 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.  

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Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5167

Perth Amboy, NJ, US, 08861

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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