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Engineering Intern

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2021. The company currently has about more than 13.000 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives and consumer protection products. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.


The Elmira facility is a state of the art production facility used to manufacture synthetic lubricants and additives for lubricants, plastics and rubber. In addition to the main production facilities we have a comprehensive wastewater treatment system that is used to treat all of the process wastewater that is generated on site, and a groundwater treatment system to remove historic contaminants prior to discharge. The Elmira site is also home to a pilot plant, which is used by our scientists and engineers to develop and test new products and production processes.

Situated on 75 acres (of which 22 acres are used for operations), the manufacturing facility operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our hourly employees are represented by the United Steelworkers Union.


The West Hill facility began its operations in 1962, The first operation at the West Hill site consisted of a custom blending facility for a major Canadian oil and gas company. In 1992, the property at 565 Coronation Drive was purchased. It currently houses offices, a research and development laboratory and a finished goods warehouse.

Today, around 100 employees work at the West Hill facility where we manufacture Grease and Specialty Additives. Our grease is used to keep machinery running smoothly in food processing, manufacturing, marine, power generation and many other industries. Our Specialty Additives and lubricants are used in automotive, marine and aviation oils, transmission fluids and fuels to enhance performance and extend engine life.


Both sites (Elmira and West Hill) are registered under the ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 14001 environmental management standards.


Job Highlights

  • Provide engineering support for capital projects, maintenance of current systems, designing new processes and optimizing existing processes to reduce costs, improve quality and reduce health and safety and environment risks.
  • Contribute in investigating and identifying root causes of process issues.
  • Collaborate with engineering and operations to update Standard Operating Procedures
  • Update P&IDs, support/monitor various third party contractors that will provide detailed engineering services or implement capital projects.
  • Analyze and recommend improvements that lead to more efficient utilization of capital and lower operating costs.
  • Work with production when necessary for plant troubleshooting, startups, shutdowns and plant turnarounds.


  • Working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution 
  • Working knowledge of batch and continuous chemical process operations and environmental engineering principles. 
  • Strong technical, interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated passion for learning new skills and tools and delivery results
  • Experience in maintenance management, including Preventative Maintenance programs is an asset
  • Able to understand and articulate financial impact of design decisions on operations cost


length of term: 16-month 

Contract type: Temporaries 16 

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 .

LANXESS Canada is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation with respect to the recruitment and selection process, or with respect to the performance of the job, accommodation is available in accordance with the Company’s policies. 

Requisition ID:  5676

West Hill, ON, CA, M1E 2K3

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Job Segment: Facilities, Entry Level Engineer, Chemical Research, Environmental Engineering, Wastewater, Operations, Engineering

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