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Electrical & Instrumentation Technician


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

 The PTD Maintenance E&I Technician provides electrical, electronic, mechanical, and technical support for a chemical facility. This position requires strong problem solving, negotiation, communication, and organization skills, with a personal initiative to partner with operations and engineering to implement improvements in a research and development environment.  Attention to detail and basic computer skills are required in order to document corrective actions.  This position supports day-to-day operations as a technical resource for solving maintenance reliability issues.  Individual must be able to work well in a team environment and provide training as directed by the Maintenance Manager.  This position also requires an individual who possesses critical thinking skills and one who is proactive and reliable to support the department’s objectives. 


  • Perform field calibration of process instrumentation

  • Design and complete the installation of new instrumentation, controls, and power (i.e., 4 – 20 mA, 120V, 480V 3 phase) wiring systems including conduit

  • Configure and program process instrumentation and VFD's

  • Perform chemical line breaks per procedures including flange joint assembly

  • Order necessary equipment, tools, replacement stock, and repair parts as needed 



  • 1 – 5 years experience required; ability to lift 50 pounds required
  • % of Travel (0-100%): 0-5%


  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Technical/Associates Degree preferred

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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