Continuous Improvement Engineer


Winder, GA, US, 30680

Job Description

The Process CI Engineer will be a part of Stepan’s Global Operational Excellence Team supporting the development and execution of continuous improvement projects across Stepan’s global manufacturing facilities.  The person in this role will serve as a key resource to support plant optimization efforts regarding capacity, cost, safety, quality, and environmental improvements. Expected travel throughout the US 40-60% annually.


Position responsibilities includes:

  • Using scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles to solve problems and improve processes.
  • Designing, proposing, implementing, reviewing, and correcting plans to ensure company goals are achieved.
  • Observing production processes, conducting research, and finding ways to increase efficiency and quality.
  • Creating and maintaining an environment of continuous improvement by actively managing projects to improve overall quality.
  • Continuously challenging the status quo understood as a day-to-day activity in our operating areas.
  • Proactive problem solving based on statistical analysis of corrective actions / assigned by Manufacturing Manager, QA, EHS projects.
  • Selection and development of tools and fixtures for improvements
  • Participate on plant optimization teams to identify opportunities for improvements in cost, capacity, environmental and safety issues.
  • Help solve problems and make projects successful.


  • Effectively demonstrates ability to deliver on complex situations or problems with guidance and supervision.
  • Experience in working with operations to enable cost savings and product quality improvement, as well as knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles, Six Sigma, ABS, ISO, CI, 9000, TPS, 9001, DMAIC, EH&S, TPM, and other relevant tools and methodologies would be a plus


Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering required from an accredited university. 



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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