Senior Site Controls Engineer


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Job Description


We are currently seeking a Site Controls Engineer to work in our Manufacturing facility in Pasadena, TX, reporting to the Technical and Process Engineering Manager. This multifaceted position will be involved in control system implementation, testing & maintenance, process improvement & optimization activities, capital project development & 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 comissioning and start-up.


Key Responsibilities:    


  • Site lead for the continued development, configuration and implementation of a DCS and SIS control system
  • Single point of contact for site controls & IT activities with all parties
  • Provide input into functional design specifications, safety requirements, functional descriptions, alarm rationalization, and process simulator development
  • Key participant in loop checking & commissioning execution
  • Lead troubleshooting and maintenance of control system
  • Implement controls related process improvements and optimization with the team
  • Lead scope development and implementation of new capital controls projects and provide input to scope development and controls requirements for site capital projects
  • Site liaison with Corporate IT and 3rd party providers for IT initiatives
  • Support management of change by ensuring that changes are implemented safely and correctly and in line with the principles of Process Safety Management (PSM)


  • 5+ years’ experience in the chemical industry, batch processing preferred
  • Experience working with control standard ISA-88 and related standards
  • Experience with Honeywell Experion PKS, UOC controllers and SIS is desired
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience in the integration and installation of process controls equipment
  • Ability and flexibility to support a continuously operating manufacturing site  
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and attention to detail


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering 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 22 global manufacturing locations and over 2,500 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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