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Lab Clerk


Northfield, IL, US, 60093

Job Description

Stepan is seeking a Lab Clerk to join our Research & Development Team in Northfield, IL. In this role, you will report to the EHS&S Manager.  This individual is responsible for supporting the Research & Development Labs with glassware, chemical waste, and stocking requests.  As part of the R&D Team, this person will work with all R&D Department to ensure the safety & efficiency of the labs.


•    Washes lab glassware, fills solvent containers, stocks lab supplies, and empties glassware bins for Northfield R&D
•    Provides chemical waste disposal support for Northfield R&D
•    Responds to requests from laboratory staff
•    Actively participates in safety/waste programs and steadfastly adheres to safety policies/standards
•    Participates in the upkeep and inspections of the Chemical Waste Room and the Flammable Supply Room in Northfield R&D


•    Proficient in all Microsoft Office and willing to learn specific database and web applications
•    Must be able to work in Northfield Offices
•    Must be able to balance multiple job demands
•    Must have an attention to detail and possess good organization skills
•    Must be able to lift 50 lbs
•    Must be able to maneuver 55 gallon drums


•    Associates Degree in Chemistry or other related science

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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