Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Job Description

Stepan Pasadena is hiring a Laboratory Technician to analyze and approve incoming raw materials, in process samples, production batches, and outgoing shipments following standard quality control and safety procedures.
•    Conduct routine chemical and physical analysis of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products per ISO 9001 and Stepan Quality Management System, draw conclusions based upon results, and provide product adjustments as needed.
•    Troubleshoot analyses and equipment, document & communicate findings to supervision, contacts, and work with outside sources to correct per ISO 9001.
•    Solution and reagents preparation and standardization, housekeeping functions including disposal of samples & broken glass containers.
•    Ensure to keep 5 S and Safety in the laboratory.
•    Prepare and maintain accurate records of experimental data, procedures, results, equipment maintenance, and calibration in laboratory logbooks, spreadsheets, SAP, MiniTab, and certificates of analysis, etc. as needed.
•    Operate and maintain laboratory equipment, ensuring proper calibration and functionality.
•    Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines while handling chemicals and operating lab equipment.
•    Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to quality and production.
•    Support environmental, Health and Safety programs, policies and regulations.
•    Hourly position working business hours the first 5 months changing to 12-hour rotational shifts according to manufacturing needs. Some weekends and holidays work are required.
•    Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
•    Responsible for participating in additional training including regulatory and safety training as required to support quality and EH&S objectives. 
•    Actively participate in safety/Quality/waste programs, and attend safety meetings, CIT meetings, QIT meetings, and attend shift meetings.
•    Participate in departmental and continuous improvement workgroups; contribute ideas and suggestions for improving department infrastructure and work processes. Daily production meeting and batch record review per ISO 9001
•    Perform round robin study, sample (packing, labeling, shipment), other miscellaneous job-related duties and projects as required.


  • Experience with laboratory test equipment such as GC, HPLC, FTIR, and auditors
  • Experience in Analytical Organic Chemistry.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (e.g. Words, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Well organized with a focus on managing multiple tasks, safety conscious, responsible and reliable 
  • Able to work 12 hour rotating shifts on both weekends and holiday. 
  • Must understand chemical laboratory operations.


  • B.S. or Associates degree in Chemistry with 2-4 years industrial work experience or equivalent work history/experience in a manufacturing or laboratory environment




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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