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E&I Technician


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

The Millsdale Plant has a job opening for an Apprentice Mechanic (E&I)

Stepan is currently seeking an Apprentice Mechanic (E&I) for our Millsdale Plant located in Elwood, Illinois. The main responsibilities of the Apprentice Mechanic (E&I) is to provide electrical, electronic, mechanical and technical support to production areas to ensure stable operations, and provide continuous improvement while promoting safe work practices for maintaining day-to-day operations as a technical resource. 
The main responsibilities for the Apprentice Mechanic (E&I) role include:
•    Perform field calibration of process instrumentation
•    Complete the installation of new instrumentation, controls and power wiring systems including conduit
•    Configure and program process instrumentation and VFD’s (variable frequency drive)
•    Perform chemical line breaks per procedures including flange joint assembly
•    Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment to determine repair process
•    Navigate CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) as well as write follow up work
•    Train with an experienced journeyman to augment first 6 months of apprentice program
•    Support all Environmental, Health, and Safety programs, policies, and regulations 
•    General housekeeping duties as assigned by the E&I Maintenance Execution Manager


•    At least 2 years of mechanical experience or preferred education 
•    Successfully pass mechanical aptitude test
•    Successfully complete 6 required maintenance apprenticeship courses within 3 years
•    Experience with control circuits, PLC logic, and instrumentation calibration is preferred
•    Ability to analyze, problem solve, and think strategically to solve equipment issues and determine root cause failures 
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills


•    High School diploma or equivalent

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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