Maintenance Engineer


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

The Maintenance Engineer is accountable for enabling equipment mechanical reliability on site and providing engineering support of the Maintenance function including access to and the accuracy of drawings, introduction of improved maintenance tools and methodologies, access to accurate information about the maintaining of equipment to original specifications and expert trouble shooting as needed.

•    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 to improve life cost and effectiveness.
•    Provides and/or supports training on process and procedures in the handling of site assets to include reinforcing safety requirements.  Aids in the development of and training in new maintenance methods, tools, techniques, and technologies.
•    Works with reliability engineers to ensure that all spare parts are aligned with critical equipment requirements. Works with area engineers and planners to set ordering parameters and facilitate the 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.
•    Collaborates with the Mechanical Integrity Engineering function to keep the site in compliance with process safety responsibilities.  Contributing to the development and communication of repair plans to maintenance and operations.
•    Develops relationships in OEMs (equipment manufacturers) for access to drawings, specifications, and instructions in order to ensure reliability and integrity of site's mechanical equipment (assets).
•    Holds peers and colleagues accountable for meeting EHS expectations and provides coaching as appropriate.  Participates in or leads detailed Accident and Incident Investigations.
•    Participate and maintain compliance related activities including internal and external audits for applicable standards and certifications such as ISO 9001:2015, EFfCI, FSSC 22000, Kosher, Halal, RSPO, ISCC+ and others.


•    Minimum of 5 years of experience in related roles. 
•    Demonstrated knowledge in local / jurisdictional chemical plant safety regulation, policy and procedure.
•    Knowledge of mechanical engineering activities such as equipment working parameters, material resistance, mechanical integrity guidelines, etc.   
•    Able to utilize and potentially teach a variety of electronic applications and software in the daily performance of job duties and functions.
•    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.


•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience in a technical field 



Stepan Company does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

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 22 global manufacturing locations and over 2,500 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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