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Sr. Production Engineer

Willow Springs, Illinois
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Job Description

The Millsdale Plant has a job opening for a Sr. Production Engineer 
Stepan is currently seeking a Sr. Production Engineer for our Millsdale Plant located in Elwood, Illinois.  The Sr. Production Engineer will provide technical support to a production area to assure stable operations and provide continuous improvement. 
The main responsibilities for the Sr. Production Engineer role include:
    Provide and facilitate technical process and equipment troubleshooting solutions using sound analytical troubleshooting methods
    Participate in and provide technical support for Root Cause Failure Analysis investigations
    Responsible for utilizing statistical process methods to verify control of batch and continuous processes
    Responsible for proposing Preliminary Scope Reports (PSRs) for new processes or projects and collaborating with appropriate individuals for input
    Participate in capital project meetings from design to startup and assure effective operability of new processes
    Key participant in Area Quality Teams
    Responsible for monitoring quality of production processes on a daily basis
    Responsible for issuing timely NCRs and collaborating with the likes of QA, R&D, and the pilot plant for effective resolution of quality issues
    Exhibit and demonstrate a zero tolerance mindset for quality deviations
    Responsible for utilizing SPC and SQC data as critical input to process changes for Quality
    Responsible for proposing, validating, communicating, and implementing process changes to address quality non-conformances
    Completes tasks associated with PCom or EPRs for new products/processes or changes to them 
    Work with production team leader to develop effective and efficient solutions to open PSCA items 
    Provide the technical review of process changes and issue thorough Management of Change documentation that includes timely PSSR completion
    Participate in Process Hazard Analyses for new processes and is the lead technical representative for PHA revalidations


    Preferred 3-5 years' experience in chemical industry
    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    Solid comprehension of chemical processes and unit operations
    Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings
    Proficient in using Microsoft Office
    Demonstrated problem solving skills


    Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering required 

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.


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  • Job Reference: 707193106-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Stepan Company
  • Location: Willow Springs, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent