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Careers at Bakelite

Building a Better Tomorrow, Together

Building a Better Tomorrow, Together

For over a century, our diverse and global team has been shaping the future of Bakelite with sustainable and innovative chemistry. Our core values guide everything we do, ensuring that our actions today leave a positive impact for generations to come.

We Do The Right ThingWe Do The Right Thing
We Do the Right Thing
We say what we mean and we do what we say. Everything starts with integrity and working ethically.
We Create ValueWe Create Value
We Create Value
For our customers, associates, vendors, community and shareholders. We use ingenuity to overcome obstacles and have a bias toward action.
We Live Safety FirstWe Live Safety First
We Live "Safety First"
It’s personal, and each of us is accountable. Our work is never more important or urgent than performing it safely. We stand for sustainability and the elimination of all environmental, health and safety incidents.
We Build TrustWe Build Trust
We Build Trust
It unleashes our individual and collective strengths to work collaboratively and in a boundaryless way. We own our results, and we commit to the good of the whole.

Working and Thriving

We care about our associates, plain and simple. From the top down, we place a high value on work-life harmony. These benefits and perks are just a few examples of how we proudly support our associates in all aspects of their lives.

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Robust Health and Wellness Benefits
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Competitive Compensation
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Professional Development
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Employee Assistance Programs
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LinkedIn Learning
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Generous Paid Time Off
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Parental Leave
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A Focus on Work-Life Balance

Building Stronger Communities

We are committed to improving the communities in which we live and work.

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Conway Supports Local Fire Department

CONWAY, AR – May 16, 2024 – The Conway team donated Emergency Services Equipment to the Conway Fire Department, which is run by volunteers and relies on donations to maintain equipment and supplies needed for their jobs.

Bakelite Invests in the Future: Trainees Start as Chemical Technicians in Letmathe

ISERLOHN – August 17, 2023 – Bakelite Synthetics continues to make investments in our communities and proudly welcomes four aspiring individuals who started their chemical technician training at the Letmathe facility on August 7. Maxim Koop, Lukas Lück, Aimé Junior Lipoko, and Soner Burhan Ilhan will participate in an intensive, three-and-a-half-year program to become skilled chemical technicians.

Bakelite Supports Children’s Hospice

Bakelite Synthetics has been supporting the Balthasar children's hospice in Olpe (Germany) for many years. Balthasar children's hospice is a place to live, laugh, and assist grieving families.

What Our Associates Say

“As a woman in a leadership role in the chemical industry, I know how difficult can be to progress professionally and how challenging can be to keep a good balance with your personal life. Bakelite has supported me through this journey, providing me opportunities to develop and an environment where I felt valued. Bakelite is committed to growing female talent, and I’m proud to contribute to achieve this goal by leading the Bakelite Women’s Network.”


I’ve been with Bakelite for more than 40 years – and that’s because I’m proud of this company’s values, commitments and products. All of us work together to achieve excellence in what we manufacture. We act with integrity, and we’re a trusted, valued partner to our customers around the world.


“Across the globe, each Bakelite associate is connected to our company’s overall mission and vision. In my role, I ensure the quality of the documentation and compliance with local regulations. Each of us at Bakelite plays an important, meaningful role in making an impact.”


Find Your Dream Team

Bakelite associates grow and develop through continued learning, training, leadership programs and more. We don’t just climb the career ladder ─ we pave our own paths and put our fingerprints on Bakelite’s products, business operations and our impact on the world.

There’s a role for everyone here – whether you’re just embarking on your career or are a seasoned pro.


Helping our company grow and run smoothly.


Putting our chemistry into action.

R & D

Innovating solutions to improve and protect everyday life.

What Can You Expect in Our Hiring Process

Online Submission
Online Submission
Candidate Screening
Candidate Screening
Interviews with Hiring Manager and Teams
Job Offer
Job Offer
Background Check
Background Check
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