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Rotational 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

Phase 1

  • Hands-on training and mentorship from Lanxess Production, Technology, Safety, and Environment (PTSE) Americas organization.  Work with experienced engineers in the areas of process engineering, occupational health & safety, process safety, environmental, capital projects development, and more. 
  • Support projects and activities at multiple Lanxess manufacturing sites in North America
  • Travel to several manufacturing sites with PTSE project/audit teams

Phase 2 & 3

  • Progress a defined project to improve operations at manufacturing site.  Projects may be in the areas of:
  • Health/Safety/Env: process safety, occupational safety, environmental, etc.
  • Operations Support:  process data analysis, troubleshooting, engineering drawings, etc.
  • Continuous Improvement:  productivity, energy/raw material usage, etc.
  • Growth: capital project scoping/support, debottlenecking proposals, etc.
  • Hands-on training and mentorship from plant management and engineering teams
  • Communicate with a wide variety of team members including plant operations, plant maintenance, plant engineering, plant management, PTSE experts, etc.
  • Present project progress and results to plant, PTSE and regional leadership teams
  • Ensure that all work is consistent with Lanxess core values of safety, environmental care, and product quality
  • Develop professional skills such as communication, accountability, and leadership as part of Lanxess Performance Culture


  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (chemical, mechanical, electrical)
  • Highly motivated and capable of addressing complex projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks at the same time
  • Ability to work effectively in diverse teams
  • Effecitve oral/written communication skills to address a variety of audiences
  • Solid organizational, task management, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to use adacemic know-how to solve real world technical problems
  • Thorough working knowledge of computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
  • Willingness to relocate domestically for multiple assignments over a period of 2-3 years

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:  5194

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275-1112

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Plant Manager, Data Analyst, Engineer, Process Engineer, Engineering, Manufacturing, Data

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