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Instrument Controls Engineer

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!

Join our Team!


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

  • Ensure calibration, testing, and PM of all instrumentation, control loops, and interlocks - including documentation of control loops and calibration records.
  • Participate in HAZOP as PCT expert. Implement HAZOP recommendation to company standards.
  • Implement automation/digilization upgrades thoughout the plant.
  • Manage distributed control system (DCS) and HIMA systems to perform as designed, troubleshoot issues that are negatively impacting operations, OEE, safety. Off hours support necessary for startup or troubleshooting.
  • Participate in incident investigations along with the rest of the engineering team.
  • Proactively maintain and create P&IDs, loop diagrams, HAZOP documents, etc. looking for potential process and hazard issues and accuracy.
  • Particpate in safety/PCT evaluations for capex projects and other plant modifications.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical) along with previous experience working in a chemical plant.
  • Strong knowledge of distributed control systems (DCS), preferably Delta-V.
  • Strong knowledge of SIS systems, preferably HIMA.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience demonstrating successful safety instrumentation engineering in the chemical process industry.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of facility instrumentation such as level transmitters, pressure transmitters, safety interlocks.
  • Experience in AutoCAD, MS Project, and creation and interpretation of P&ID diagrams.
  • Experience with instrumentation calibration for temperature, pressure, flow, etc.
  • Experience managing capital projects up to $100K.

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.  

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5522

Perth Amboy, NJ, US, 08861

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Facilities, Controls Engineer, Instrumentation, Manufacturing Engineer, Drafting, Operations, Engineering

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