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Maintenance & Reliability Engineer


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.


Main Responsibilities

  • Actively support site maintenance / reliability teams in development of asset maintenance, reliability and compliance strategies and goals.
  • Integral member of the PTSE Americas Leadership Team.  Participate in developing and executing the strategy and leveraging expertise within the team in support of achievement of plant goals and issues resolution.
  • Provide expertise in analysis of equipment and work process performance data in support of developing continual improvement plans as it relates to improving efficiency of the maintenance organization, improved asset reliability and optimization of plant costs.
  • Develop and conduct training in MI processes and procedures and provides coaching to site engineers and maintenance team in use of MI programs.
  • Establish and implement tools that support Maintenance performance tracking and CIP.
  • Identify, locate and help manage key resources necessary to support achievement of organizational or plant projects / goals.
  • Set-up and run improvement programs targeting key identified areas.
  • Participate within the regional and global Maintenance & Reliability community to share knowledge and facilitate networking between businesses / assets and between PTSE and the sites.
  • Develop and deploy key standards and processes necessary to support improvement in performance and compliance across the region
  • Support Maintenance programs such as training process engineers, project engineers and reliability engineers on MI processes and procedures.
  • Develop key relations with Plant Leadership and Maintenance personnel.
  • Provide support to input into capital projects, replacement projects and closely cooperate with process engineering supporting on mechanical integrity (MI) program development.
  • Provide QA/QC function and quality checks
  • Define and execute strategies for systematic predictive / preventive maintenance
  • Act as conduit or bridge to CM Global Support Team, utilizing their expertise to resolve issues and make improvements in region.
  • Identify and manage external resources supporting CM activities at the sites



  • Engineering Degree (BS,MS) from an accredited university in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering
  • Significant experience in plant maintenance systems, work processes, KPIs, etc.
  • Experience in criticality based maintenance, usage of analytical tools as RCM, FMEA, RCA
  • Plant Operations Experience
  • People Leadership Experience
  • Ability to domestic and international short term travel up to 30%.
  • Ability to effectively utilize results of analysis to implement improvement measures;
  • Structured/organized working style to support the continuous improvement process within the project team and inspection group;
  • Ability to create and maintain reliable customer relationships, internal & external.


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:  1230

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Maintenance, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, Maintenance Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering

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