ML Laboratory Technician


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

he successful candidate will be responsible for supporting production by analysing samples, providing adjustments to batches, certifying storage tanks, and other general lab duties.
•    Support lab operations as well as participating in workgroups and the quality processes.
•    Independently perform chemical and physical analyses and tests required for quality assurance of products or processes, draw conclusions based upon results, and provide product adjustments as needed.  Communicate timely results to production operators. 
•    Troubleshoot analyses and equipment, communicate findings to supervision, contacts, and work with outside sources to correct.
•    Provide accurate and appropriate documentation of results, equipment maintenance, and calibration in laboratory logbooks, spreadsheets, LIMS NWA, and certificates of analysis, etc.
•    Perform routine responsibilities; approve incoming and outgoing material, disposal of samples, solution preparation, preparation of non-standardized reagents, and housekeeping functions including emptying buckets of sample waste and disposal of broken glass containers.
•    Actively participate in safety/waste programs, adhere to safety policies & standards, attend monthly safety meetings, and attend shift meetings.
•    Actively participate in Quality/ISO programs, adhere to Quality and ISO policies; contribute ideas and suggestions and attend scheduled meetings. 
•    Participate in departmental and continuous process improvement workgroups; contribute ideas and suggestions for improving department infrastructure and work processes.
•    Support all Environmental, Health, and Safety programs, policies, and regulations.


•    Bachelor's degree in Chemistry OR 1-5 years’ lab experience in a manufacturing environment
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
•    Must have technical knowledge associated with testing performed on site
•    This position is an hourly position working 12-hour rotational shifts. Some weekends and holiday work is required


•   Bachelor's degree in Chemistry OR 1-5 years’ lab experience in a manufacturing environment with 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 over 90 years. Today, Stepan is a $2.7 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,500+ 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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