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Process Engineer


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Job Description

The Pasadena Plant has an opening for a Process Engineer 

We are currently seeking 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 process improvement activities, capital project development, project execution, 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 design, build and start-up.

Key Responsibilities:     

•    Develop, review and execute commissioning plans for safe and successful start-up of new Alkoxylation facility
•    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, capital project management, 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
•    Develop technical deliverables on capital projects to ensure workable, cost-effective solutions and act as the key technical point of contact from start of project until completion
•    Train personnel on the system operation upon completion of a project
•    Responsible for collaborating with cross functional team for effective resolution of quality issues, asset downtime and root cause failure analysis



•    5+ years’ experience in the chemical industry
•    Ability and flexibility to support a continuously operating manufacturing site  
•    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
•    Demonstrated ability in process design including mass transfer, reaction, kinetics, and thermodynamics
•    Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings
•    Demonstrated problem solving skills and attention to detail 


•    Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering 



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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