Share this Job

PTD Analyst III


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

The PTD Analyst III provides perform semi-routine and/or moderately complex chemical and physical analyses on a variety of materials for the support of research, development, and production activities. Attention to detail and basic computer skills are required in order to document accurate analysis.  This position operates a wide variety of analytical testing instrumentation (GC, GCMS, FTIR, NIR, HPLC, Titrators, etc.) following standard analytical procedures (Stepan Methods). Individual must be able to work well in a team environment and provide training to Operators as necessary.  This position also requires an individual who possesses critical thinking skills and one who is proactive and reliable to support the department’s objectives. 

•    Proactively perform assignments with no supervision, such as analytical equipment operation, equipment maintenance, standardization, documentation, etc. 
•    Ability to gather, analyze, interpret relevant data
•    Compiles, evaluates, and submits results of tests
•    Develop solutions to problems of limited scope and complicity using scientific knowledge without supervision
•    Ability to identify problems, solutions, and implement solution without guidance from supervisor 
•    Participate in PTD safety/waste programs and steadfastly adheres to safety policies/standards
•    Understand established Stepan work processes to complete projects (SOP, MOC, AFE, JSA, PSM, ISO etc.)
•    Use available resources and databases to search technical info (e.g., Methods Database, Scientific Chemical Journal Articles, SDS sheets)
•    Enter and maintain accurate ELN records
•    Conduct assigned tasks without guidance and supervision
•    Contribute ideas and suggestions for improving department infrastructure and work processes 
•    Share technical knowledge with internal and external customers
•    Communicate project results internally (to supervisor, project leader, requester, etc.)


•    10 to 15 years of relevant work experience  
•    Ability to lift 50 pounds  
•    Strong problem solving, negotiation, communication and organization skills
•    Ability to partner with operations and engineering to implement improvements in a research and development environment  


•    Bachelor's degree in Chemistry required 



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 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

Not Ready To Apply?

Join our network and we'll keep you informed about upcoming events and opportunities that match your interests.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago