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Mechanical Lab Technician

Company: Stepan Company
Location: Naperville
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The Mechanical Lab Technician is responsible for the operation and maintenance of various equipment, basic formulating and material property testing while actively participating/leading safety standards of the laboratories.

Process Description: 75%
Actively participate and collaborate on safety and waste programs, and steadfastly adhere to safety policies/standards.
Set up and maintenance of Polymer group R&D equipment to ensure consistent machine operation. 
Ability to operate equipment as needed.  
Troubleshoot and resolve R&D technical challenges related to lab equipment.
May manage department inventory, and certain databases/records.
Keep an up-to-date electronic lab notebook (ELN) and other documentation (e.g. project tracking, technical reports).
Must be organized and action oriented. Willing to learn a variety of methods and procedures.

Project & Programs Description: 15%
Perform projects and assignments following established procedures and project plans.
Monitoring equipment operation while gathering data to meet project and/or customer deadlines.
Works under limited supervision for routine situations.

People Description: 10%
Participate in, and diligently follow, all safety programs and requirements.
Participate in department workgroups; contribute ideas and suggestions for improving department infrastructure and work processes.
Works with the team to build & expand the technical capability toolbox.



  • Experience in chemical materials
  • Mechanical ‘aptitude’ maintaining and operating manufacturing equipment (ex. Pumps, motors, flowmeters and the like)


  • Associates Degree or have 0-2 years relevant work experience.


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.


Keywords: Stepan Company, Naperville , Mechanical Lab Technician, Other , Naperville, Illinois

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