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Product Development Chemist

Company: Stepan Company
Location: Naperville
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The Laundry & Cleaning Products Group within Stepan’s R&D has responsibility for the development of formulations and processes relating to laundry detergents, fabric softeners and hand dishwashing detergents. The successful candidate will be expected to develop formulations, characterize those formulations and run performance evaluations. They will also independently manage projects and assignments, draw conclusions from their work, communicate results, and make suggestions for further experimentation.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Grow technical knowledge and vision in new formulation ingredient chemistry.
•    Be involved in cross-functional projects and effectively interact with employees from other groups and departments. 
•    Keep an organized, up-to-date electronic laboratory notebook and other documentation.
•    Actively participate in safety/waste programs and steadfastly adheres to safety policies/standards.
•    Use available resources and databases to regularly review technical information and literature pertinent to fields of expertise.
•    Share technical knowledge with internal and external customers.
•    Order/communicate supply and chemical needs. 


•    0-1 year experience; 2-5 years industrial experience preferred


•    B.S. Degree in Chemistry 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.


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