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Head of Maintenance


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

  • Conduct life critical work permits regularly for maintenance activities. Oversee maintenance worik request
  • Manage all maintenance personnel, contractors, and processes involved with maintenance processes.  Manage all boiler personnel, operations, and regulatory/compliance activities.  Work closely with the New Jersey regulatory deparments.  
  • Lead the planning, scheduling, and execution of weekly scheduled, outages and turnarounds, regulatory testing, pressure vessel testing, and risk management activities 
  • Identify and recommend and implement improvements in facilities, equipment, and resources utilizaton.
  • PowerUsers for Asset Management/Maintenance modules in SAP.  Develop, imprlement, and own site Preventative and Predictive Maintenance programs.  
  • Lead capital projects with both internal and external resources.  Ensuring all proper permits are obtained and safety processes are followed.  Achieve capital budgets.
  • Participate in / lead the development of the site capital plan and priorities.
  • Manage all equipment/ maintenance materials/tools/contractor selection and procurement related to storeroom parts/maintenance activities. 
  • Responsible for maintenance discussions during HAZOPS, internal and external audits, regulatory agency visits, etc.
  • Lead troubleshoot operational issues with urgency to resolve both safety and operational disruptions to ensure a safety, efficient operation.


  • Bachelor's degree with more than 10 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Ability to develop work plans and leadership to achieve plan.
  • Able to analyze data and situations, draw conclusions and make meaningful decisions. 
  • Technically skilled, equipment knowledge and Experience with SAP PM or similar CMMS system required and Six Sigma or Lean Certification preferred.
  • Strong ability to make decisions and continuous improvements


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:  3394

Perth Amboy, NJ, US, 08861

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Maintenance, Engineer, ERP, Law, Lean Six Sigma, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, Legal, Management

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