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Facilities Engineer

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Wilmington, DE 19806
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Facilities Engineer (Job Number: 201429W-01)


Description: The Dupont Company has an opportunity for a Facilities Engineer at the Experimental Station Laboratory in the Wilmington, DE area. This site hosts research operations from the various Dupont businesses and third parties. The site is split into three service centers. The Facilities Engineer is responsible for technical competency and stewardship for the buildings in their respective service center through the continuous improvement of reliability, efficiency and cost effectiveness of the building systems. The building systems would typically comprise of HVAC, domestic water, deionized water, centralized vacuum system, life safety systems, chilled water, steam, sanitary and storm piping and building automation systems.

The Facilities Engineer reports directly to the Maintenance Manager. This position has regular contact with capital project teams, maintenance mechanics, contractors, management staff, maintenance management, internal customers, and EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety).

Job Responsibilities

+ Provide Engineering support in maintaining and improving the buildings in your assigned service center. This includes troubleshooting problem areas and/or complaints, insuring compliance with all acceptable codes, regulations and safety, provide support for contractual and Building Automation Services.

+ Be proactive in providing a safe, comfortable environment for the internal customer including maintaining proper indoor air quality, providing energy efficient systems and providing reliable equipment.

+ Develop a strategic plan for the buildings in your assigned service center. Assess building and equipment conditions and develop a 5 year capital plan. Assist in developing scope to insure that the infrastructure can support any new equipment. Commission any new equipment and/or systems.

+ Energy – Maintain and operate your buildings in an energy efficient manner. Be proactive in developing new opportunities to save energy on site.

+ Document management – Maintain the accuracy and continue to develop as necessary the master drawings. Input all of the appropriate documentation for any new equipment.

+ Consult with the maintenance team on developing preventive maintenance plans for existing and new equipment.

+ Safety – Insure the safety of buildings through compliance with applicable codes standards, safety audits, address customer safety concerns and follow-up on 2 nd party audits.


In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

+ Bachelor’s in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering preferred)

+ Experience and knowledge in HVAC and BAS (Building Automation System).

+ Understanding the theory for sizing, specifying, assessing the condition, and troubleshooting the following; Fans, blowers, pumps, heating and cooling coils, filters, humidifiers, de-humidifiers, air distribution systems (duct design, air balance, relative pressurization, laminar flow), industrial exhaust (heat removal, laboratory fume hoods and bio hoods, and dust capture, containment and removal), clean rooms, chillers, cooling towers.

+ Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively use computer tools is a necessity. Strong interpersonal relationship skills, influence and negotiating skills, and capable to work effectively in a team environment with people at all jobs levels that are culturally diverse.

+ The ability to understand project goals and requirements, understand business objectives, work independently, manage multiple jobs simultaneously, organize work, set priorities, and train or mentor others.

The following are preferred:

+ Knowledge of:

+ 2 years minimum in laboratory and comfort HVAC design, operations, engineering, or consultation.

+ Related building technologies including fire protection, water treatment, electrical distribution, electrical classification, process hazards, civil, structural, and architectural engineering.

+ Occupational health and industrial hygiene issues related to HVAC systems and equipment, including Indoor Air Quality.

+ General knowledge of applicable standards such as: ASHRAE, OSHA, NFPA, NEC, SMACNA.

+ Running reports and accessing information from the SAP PM computerized maintenance management system.

+ Improving reliability of equipment, processes, facilities and controls utilizing value added preventive maintenance tasks, effective utilization of predictive and other nondestructive testing methodologies, and performance of root cause failure analysis of equipment failures.

+ Reviewing, modifying and developing piping and instrumentation diagrams.

+ Knowledge of the various building systems associated with research laboratory and office facilities.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Nutrition & Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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