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Principal Process Engineer - Remote


Remote, US

Job Description

The Process Engineering Specialist 1 will produce substantial organic growth based on technical advances and innovation and/or improve existing product lines. In this role you will champion initiatives to resolve critical process and technological related issues and frequently serves as the final technical decision maker.  You may also participate in developing long range staffing plans. Success in this role will require in-depth knowledge of product and process technologies in a technically complex area or broad knowledge of multiple product and process technologies and maintaining broad organizational knowledge. This role is remote.


Position responsibilities includes:


•    Use Front End Loading to define and scope projects, evaluating process engineering alternatives based on technical feasibility and economics
•    Provide leadership in development and execution of Capital Projects from feasibility through construction and start-up
•    Use of project management skills to effectively interact with outside customers
•    Ability to recognize and initiate partnering and alliance teams at a project level with management support
•    Develop technical deliverables on key capital projects to ensure workable, cost-effective solutions are being developed that will meet the defined business/project objectives.  This includes:
•    Process/Engineering Flow Diagrams
•    Material and Energy Balances (M&EB's)
•    Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's)
•    Functional and Control Descriptions (F&CD's)
•    Scope document reports
•    Process requirements of new equipment/instruments
•    Deliver on complex situations or problems without guidance or supervision
•    Manage Process Engineering for major multi-year projects
•    May participate in strategic planning relative to field of expertise
•    Participate in developing long range staffing plans
•    Develop measures that support key strategies and values
•    Lead optimization teams to identify opportunities for improvements in cost, capacity, environmental and safety issues
•    Proactively participate and contribute in all safety programs to continually improve the safety culture of the Company


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience is required
  • Experience in Chemical and related industries is required
  • Experience using Front End Loading is desired
  • Sulfonation and/or Polyol experience is desired
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is desired
  • Demonstrated strong ability in process design including distillation, mass transfer, reaction, kinetics, and thermodynamics
  • Experience working with external engineering resources: prioritizing/delegating work and driving accountability/productivity is desired
  • Will be required to travel between 30% and 50% to support Stepan sites


  • BS Chemical Engineering is required


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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