Senior Production Engineer


Winder, GA, US, 30680

Job Description

The Senior Production Engineer will provide technical support and project leadership to a production area to assure stable operations and provide continuous improvement. This role is located at the Winder, GA site. We offer relocation for those that are relocating from out of state.
The main responsibilities for the Production Engineer role include:
•    Provide and facilitate technical process and equipment troubleshooting solutions using sound analytical troubleshooting method

•    Lead capital projects, coordinating teams and schedules to ensure projects are completed in a timely and safe manner.

•    Participate in and provide technical support for Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) investigations
•    Participate in capital project meetings from design to startup and assure effective operability of new processes
•    Key participant in Area Quality Teams dedicated to improving quality and right-first-time (RFT) yields
•    Responsible for monitoring quality of production processes on a daily basis
•    Responsible for issuing timely Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) and collaborating with cross-functional teams including QA, R&D, and the pilot plant for effective resolution of quality issues
•    Responsible for utilizing Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Statistical Quality Control (SQC) data as critical input to process changes for Quality

•    Use SPC and SQC information to drive continuous improvement. Lead meetings with interdepartmental teams to implement projects to drive continuous improvement.
•    Completes tasks associated with experimental production runs (EPRs) for new products and process communications (PCOMs) for process changes
•    Work with production team leader (PTL) to develop and implement process/reactor upgrades and optimization
•    Provide the technical review of process changes and issue thorough Management of Change (MOC) documentation that includes timely Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR) completion
•    Participate in Process Hazard Analyses (PHA) for new processes and is the lead technical representative for PHA revalidations


•    5+ years’ experience in manufacturing setting preferably chemical

•    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

•    Solid comprehension of chemical processes and unit operations

•    Strong background leading cross functional teams to achieve goals

•    Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings

•    Demonstrated problem solving skills


  • Bachelor of Science required in Chemical Engineering or related field



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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