Process Engineer


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Job Description

Stepan is hiring for a Process Engineer to work in our Pasadena Manufacturing facility in Pasadena, TX, reporting to the Technical and Process Engineering Manager. This multifaceted position will be involved in capital project commissioning, process improvement activities, project development support, as well as providing technical support to a production area to ensure stable operations. The candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a new plant build and start-up.


Key Responsibilities:     


  • Review and participate on team to execute commissioning plans for safe and successful start-up of new Alkoxylation facility
  • Complete field reviews and walkdowns with cross-functional team
  • Support engineering team in development and management of site activity progress tracker
  • Assist in miscellaneous tasks to aid in preparation for plant start-up
  • Identify and recommend process improvements, provide plant process troubleshooting, and process optimization to improve efficiency, plant capacity, and process safety
  • Utilize skills in chemical process design, SPC data analysis, and process technology to achieve plant objectives
  • Provide technical support needed to resolve process problems and improve plant operations through the design, construction and start-up of capital projects
  • Assist in technical training of plant personnel
  • Provide support for effective resolution of quality issues, asset downtime and root cause failure analysis
  • Provide general administrative support for plant (reporting, ordering supplies, create requisitions, etc) and help coordinate team activities




  • 0-3 years’ experience in the chemical industry
  • Ability and flexibility to support a continuously operating manufacturing site  
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and ability to work with a team
  • Fundamental knowledge of basic engineering principles (mass transfer, reaction, kinetics, and thermodynamics)
  • Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and attention to detail



  • BS Chemical Engineering is required
  • Experience in chemical or related industries is preferred



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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