Sr. Production Engineer


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

Stepan is seeking a Sr. Production Engineer to join our Production team in Millsdale, IL. In this role, you will report to the site Technical Manager.

In this role, Sr. Production Engineers will provide day to day technical support to a process area for safety, compliance, quality, and production issues.  Sr. Production engineers are also responsible for identifying and implementing improvement opportunities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting and support production team during process and equipment issues.
  • Participate in and lead Root Cause Failure Analysis investigations and implement corrective actions.
  • Participate in capital project development, from design to startup.
  • Monitor the area health in regard to compliance, quality and production.
  • Facilitate changes in the area through Management of Change process.
  • Participate in Process Hazard Analysis for new process and serve as lead technical representative for PHA revalidations.
  • Track and analyze area downtime, implementing corrective actions to address the sources of lost throughput.



  • 5+ years of experience, other experience levels will be considered.
  • Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering preferred, other engineering degrees will be considered.



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.

Pay range from $80,000 - $116,000 with a bonus structure on top.

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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