Technician E&I


Wilmington, NC, US, 28401

Stepan Company located in Wilmington, NC is seeking an E&I Technician.  The successful candidate comes with prior E&I experience preferrable in utilities operations and chemical manufacturing.  Normal work schedule is Monday through Thursday 10hr shift.

E&I Technician creates value by safely maintaining the utilities and manufacturing equipment to meet production goals and by taking initiative to expand knowledge in the different types of control systems.

The E&I Technician provides operation support plant-wide and performs electrical maintenance on the industrial manufacturing equipment which could include, but not limited to: AC/DC motor controls, process loop instruments, PLCs, MCCs and switch gear. The maintenance craft work is highly independent and requires a self-starter.


Preferred knowledge and skills:

  • Experience working with PLC software used to troubleshoot and maintain equipment (i.e. Allen Bradley, RSLogix, Siemens and Mitsubishi PLC and VFD drives software)
  • Basic Knowledge of Networks protocols (i.e. Profibus, Ethernet IP, Profinet, OPC)
  • Emerson DeltaV DCS controller maintenance experience
  • Experience troubleshooting / applying electrical & mechanical skills for minor repairs on process equipment
  • Experience in industrial utilities or chemical manufacturing
  • SAP Experience & working knowledge
  • Basic computer skill level: Microsoft – Excel, Word, Outlook (documentation creation, creating workbooks,).

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

  • Work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions for various periods of time.
  • Able to perform tasks such as lifting (50 lbs.), walking, climbing stairs & ladders, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to twelve (10) hours a day.
  • Maintain adherence to safety rules and regulations including wearing personal protective equipment - respirator, flame retardant clothing, hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots, hearing protection   
  • Work 10-hr shift; provide on-call coverage; work overtime, as needed including, weekends & holidays
  • Successfully complete required Physical abilities test (PAT).



  • Strong felt ownership to perform safe, efficient and quality work.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Team player w/ ability to positively engage others
  • Able to effectively communicate across various levels of organization
  • Prioritize multiple tasks; quickly adapt to change.
  • Critical thinker with solid problem-solving skills


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum: one of the following:
    • A minimum of three years of experience in electrical or instrumentation role at an industrial facility, or related military field


  • 2-year associate degree or higher in a related electrical or instrumentation field (copy of degree required)


  • Journeyman level certification or certificate of completion as a certified electrician
  • Instrument calibration experience

Job Description



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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Nearest Major Market: Wilmington