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Product Development Engineer


Houston, TX, US, 77043

Job Description

We are looking for an entry level petroleum chemist/engineer for a product development role with a leading surfactant manufacturer.  This person should preferrably have familiarity with coreflood testing procedures and hands on experience operating and maintaining coreflooding equipment or experience with process chemistry including high pressure equipment.  Good mechanical aptitude and experience trouble shooting and modifying equipment is desired.  Of particular interest is experience using coreflooding to study stimulation processes. An understanding of fluid flow in porous media, and surfactant use in the stimulation and production are also desirable.  A basic knowledge of chemistry is required and knowledge of oilfield or surfactant chemistry is preferred. Relocation package available for those out of state.


•    Responsible for developing and implementing testing plans for coretesting
•    Maintaining coreflooding equipment and related systems
•    Providing technical support for new product launches 
•    Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to develop new products
•    Properly documenting work and reporting regularly to the team
•    Developing awareness of new trends and testing protocols in the area
•    Developing sales tools and train sales on new products offerings
•    Presenting new and existing technology to customers on joint sales visits
•    0-2 years of experience as a Petroleum Chemist/Engineer in Oilfield application testing.
•    Experience with coreflooding equipment or high pressure process chemistry equipment is preferred



•    BS/MS/PhD in Petroleum 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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