Mechanical Reliability Engineer


Wilmington, NC, US, 28401

Job Description

Fantastic opportunity to join Stepan Company as a Reliability Engineer in coastal Wilmington, NC. In this role, you will report to the Maintenance/Reliability leader providing advanced knowledge & technical expertise to deploy continuous improvement in process & asset reliability.  You will collaborate with other site leaders in process engineering, project management, & continuous improvement. You will contribute to deliver the optimization of equipment to include installation, preventative maintenance, & equipment troubleshooting. Help shape the future of our Wilmington plant while learning from an experienced team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Deploy complex reliability excellence activities and identify and prioritize reliability engineering value creation
  • Ensure the implementation of the strategic development of asset reliability centered maintenance applications
  • Perform technical reviews of complex projects and collaborate cross functionally with site leadership on new equipment reliability specifications
  • Execute the identification and elimination of bad actors and the optimization of equipment availability
  • Participate in the development, design and installation of predictive maintenance programs and technology applications to identify and eliminate defects


  • 0-2 years of related experience in a manufacturing setting required


  • Mechanical engineering Bachelor of Science required



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 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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Nearest Major Market: Wilmington