Fall 2024 Process Engineering Co-Op


Winder, GA, US, 30680

Job Description

Stepan Company is seeking a Co-Op student pursuing a BS in Chemical Engineering to join our Process Engineering team at our diverse Chemical Manufacturing site in Winder, Georgia.

As a Chemical Process Engineering Co-Op at Stepan Company, you will work on a variety of continuous improvement projects that have a direct impact on the organization and gain hands-on, real world work experience alongside our experienced engineers and operators in a chemical manufacturing plant.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Support 6 Sigma and Kaizen projects for continuous improvement
  • Support the Sulfonation operating area with unplanned downtime improvement efforts
  • Support development and implementation of additional checklists and work instructions for production areas
  • Support training development and management of change
  • Collaborate with cross functional team
  • Actively participate and contribute to safety programs
  • Assist operations and maintenance with troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and problem solving
  • Participate in process safety management activities and reviews


  • Broad technical knowledge in general engineering principles
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and work independently
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and attention to detail


  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US on a full-time indefinite basis without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Candidates who must have equivalent credits towards a sophomore or junior grade level.
  • Candidates must be enrolled at an accredited college or university, pursuing BS in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Fall term candidates must be available to work full-time for a minimum of 3 months (August – November).

Stepan does not offer housing or housing stipends for this Co-Op program. Candidates must have their own means of transportation.


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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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