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Process Engineering Intern


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

We have an opportunity for summer internship for students in current pursuit of a BS in Chemical Engineering. Stepan is an offering office-based internship in support of our Global Process Engineering team. 

Summer interns will work on one or more active projects and assist in continuous improvement of the Global Project Delivery System (GPDS) – Stepan’s capital project management system.

Typical responsibilities may include:
•Serving as process engineer on capital project teams.
•Supporting development of design deliverables on key capital projects. This includes
    •Process/Engineering Flow Diagrams
    •Material and Energy Balances (M&EB's)
    •Equipment sizing and specification
    •Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's)
•Participating on plant optimization teams to identify opportunities for improvements in cost, capacity, environmental and safety issues.
•Actively participating and contributing in safety programs to continually improve the safety culture of the Company.
•Identifying problems and communicate them to supervisor
•Helping solve problems and make projects successful


•Ability to work well with others at all organizational levels
•Ability to organize, prioritize, and work independently
•Six Sigma knowledge
•Strong teamwork and communication skills
•Broad technical knowledge in general Engineering principles
•Good written and oral communication skills


•A High School Diploma
•Currently enrolled at an accredited university, majoring in Chemical Engineering




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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