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E & I Engineer


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

The E&I Engineer is accountable for enabling equipment E&I reliability on site and providing engineering support of the E&I function including access to and the accuracy of drawings, introduction of improved predictive and preventive tools and methodologies, access to accurate information about the maintaining of equipment to original specifications and expert trouble shooting as needed. Relocation package available.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Develops relationships with OEMs (equipment manufacturers) for access to drawings, specifications and instructions in order to ensure reliability and integrity of site's E&I equipment
• Establishes maintenance practices for the optimization and ongoing functionality of site equipment including as appropriate: design specifications, repair methodology (equipment restoration), tools and methods design, development and rollout.  Recommend and optimize PMs (Project Managers) to improve life cost and effectiveness
• Ensures the appropriate assignment and utilization of E&I maintenance contractors and inspectors for site effectiveness and efficiency.  Provides general oversight to ensure activities are focused and aligned to Stepan priorities and all safety procedures/policies are adhered to during work
• Works with reliability engineers to ensure that all spare parts are aligned with critical equipment requirements. Work with area engineers and planners to set ordering parameters appropriately and facilitate RSD (spares, reliability strategy) process for new assets
• Identifies and supports the implementation of capital improvements that will improve the overall life cycle cost and reliability of critical production equipment.  Accurately adheres to the documentation requirements for the Management of Change (MOC) process
• Leads and supports the use and implementation of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and oversees the implementation of the recommended actions from the FMEA
• Provides support root cause failure analyses and the development of corrective actions with shared responsibility for areas as it relates to E&I equipment failures. Leads technical investigations of causes for E&I equipment failure
• Supports and/or facilitates corrective action resolution of equipment "bad actor" list. Collaborates with Reliability Engineers to ensure that work identified by the reliability group is prioritized for execution in a timely manner


• Minimum of 3 years of related experience with bachelor’s degree or 7 years of related experience with Associates/Technical degree
• Knowledge in local/jurisdictional chemical plant safety regulation, policy and procedure
• Able to troubleshoot and solve are performance E&I equipment related problems
• Knowledge of E&I best practices, standards and maintenance requirements such as technology specific installation, troubleshooting and PM/PdM activities
• Demonstrated ability to accurately maintain a variety of standardized and current documents and records, both internal and external (including regulatory) in an organized and accessible manner
• Able to utilize and potentially teach a variety of electronic applications and software in the daily performance of job duties and functions






Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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