Corporate Process Control Engineer


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

The Process Control Engineer DT (Control Systems and Factory 4.0 / Digital Transformation focus) will provide leadership for Global Capital and Improvement Projects from feasibility through construction and start-up.  The candidate will generate cost effective process control Digital Transformation engineering services while achieving HSE, operational, schedule, and financial targets through enforcing the application of corporate standards to ensure company knowledge assimilation.
Position requires and is responsible for:
• Proven skills in requirements gathering, design, configuration, and implementation of process control solutions based on Factory 4.0 concepts for capital and improvement projects including batch software, PLC / DCS systems, HMI packages, SCADA systems, and industrial PC networking technology.  
• Ability to organize, plan, manage, implement, and optimize organizational change projects. 
• Expertise in batch process manufacturing in all the following project phases: Requirement’s documentation, detailed design generation (base on ISA-88 and using object-oriented design approach), implementation, system integration, testing and on-site startup, using PSM (Process Safety Management) elements and Industrial standards.
• Knowledge in: Digital Transformation Methodology and Technologies, concepts of Big data and Analytics.
• Ability to develop scope for Process Simulators low fidelity and high fidelity (digital twins) use for testing.
• Knowledge in Process Control Network Architecture design, using principals of Cybersecurity.
• Knowledge in Alarm Management and Artificial Intelligence concepts of Alarm pattern recognition.
• Oversee the deployment, integration, and adoption of new digital tools. Plan for an effective digital adoption to improve operational proficiency, productivity, and a software platforms value.
• Proven track record in programming leadership as well as the ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon project completion. 
• Identifying subtle interrelationships and patterns among a variety of problems and issues and implementing process changes/control plans to drive continuous improvement
• This person will be the project technical lead and may be responsible for some project management activities in addition to leading digital transformation projects.


• Minimum of 5 experience in Chemical and related industries is required.
• Experience working with control standard ISA-88 and related standards.
• Effectively demonstrates ability to deliver on complex situations or problems without guidance or supervision.
• Experience with Allen Bradley family of PLC's ControlLogix and AVEVA software solutions, HMI/SCADA, Data Historian, and Batch software is a preferred.


Bachelor’s degree required, Chemical Engineering preferred or Digital Transformation master’s degree.



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 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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