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Utilities Engineer


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

The Utilities Engineer is accountable for tracking, monitoring and driving Root Cause Analysis on Utilities area performance. Provides support and guidance to Utilities operators to drive safe and efficient operation and following up on environmental, remediation and sustainability actions. May, as required, support Utilities Manager in the oversight of administrative duties.  Provides dotted line oversight of Utilities Operations as required. Relocation package offered.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Accountable for maintaining and/or improving overall site utilities infrastructure, working cross-functionally to ensure efficiency and effectiveness
• Leads and drives Utilities information systems tracking, maintenance and upkeep
• Ensures all utilities and WWTP systems and databases are maintained and updated in timely manner.
• Participates in the design, standardization and updates for utilities related policies, processes and procedures
• Provides site technical support on issues, questions and general matters related to utilities functionality
• Ensures accurate and timely reporting of utilities data to meet regulatory and corporate standards.  Helps to maintain a good working relationship with local, state and federal regulators as it relates to utilities and water emissions
• Initiates, drives and/or supports Management of Change activities for the Utility function and collaborates with cross-functional teams as required to ensure all change work is accurate and documented.
• Accountable for ensuring that operators in utilities are properly trained.  Collaborates with training/CI organization to maintain updated curriculum, materials and any necessary certification requirements. Follows up and provides coaching to trained individuals
• Tracks Utilities performance and Key Performance Indicators to identify improvement opportunities
• Provides support and participates in Shift, Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annual Management Operating System meetings as required



  • Minimum of 0+  years of experience in Utilities in a manufacturing environment, internship experience preferred
  • Familiar with a broad range of chemical processes and plant operations
  • Demonstrated experience with boilers, air compressors, water and steam                                       
  • Tracking and updating KPIs, information tracking systems and databases
  • Solid comprehension of chemical processes and unit operations with a focus on utilities
  • Expert in engineering principles and chemical construction practices



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field


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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