Application Engineering Specialist

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter!

Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results.

Get to Experience a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!

Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live.

DuPont Cyrel® Flexographic Solutions is seeking a dedicated Applications Specialist to join our dynamic team.

The Cyrel® business is a leader in providing high-quality flexographic printing systems and solutions that cater to a broad spectrum of packaging needs, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and industrial packaging sectors.

Cyrel® Flexographic Solutions is at the forefront of printing technology, offering a range of products and services designed to improve the efficiency, sustainability, and print quality in the packaging industry. With a strong foundation in innovation and technology, DuPont Cyrel® is committed to delivering solutions that meet the evolving needs of the packaging industry.

This position is situated within our Research & Development (R&D) organization, a dedicated team that specializes in the development, application, and technical support of flexographic printing products and solutions. The role entails working closely with a local team of applications specialists and engineers, as well as being a part of a global R&D organization.

This position is in Wilmington, DE at the Cyrel® Customer Technology Center in Chestnut Run Plaza. where our facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories and technical spaces designed for the development and testing of flexographic printing solutions. These facilities are equipped with advanced tools for print process optimization, plate testing, and application studies to enhance print quality and productivity.

The successful candidate will report to a Technology Manager within the Cyrel® Flexographic Solutions business. This role offers the opportunity to make significant contributions to the development and optimization of flexographic printing technologies, working in collaboration with a skilled team of professionals to advance the capabilities and applications of Cyrel® products in the packaging industry.

Your Key Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position is to drive advancements and apply innovative practices within the flexographic printing field, focusing specifically on the development and hands-on application of flexographic printing plates and to enhance print quality and production efficiency for our customers.

· Work closely with the R&D team to develop application conditions on our processing equipment that are practical for customer use, ensuring seamless transition from innovation to real-world application.

· Provide detailed feedback on plate performance and application conditions to the R&D team, crucial for the development and refinement of new products.

· Evaluate and test new and prototype plate processing equipment to provide data-driven recommendations to the R&D team.

· Conduct design of experiments (DOEs) on application conditions to optimize plate development and printing processes, leveraging statistical analysis to improve product performance.

· Offer technical leadership in flexographic printing applications, ensuring the team is informed of and can leverage industry advancements.

· Work with project leaders, customers, and partners to define performance targets and objectives for emerging products, aligning development with market needs.

· Provide data and support to project team to achieve program milestones

· Work with project team to support Sourcing, Manufacturing, and Operations teams to ensure successful scale-up and commercial manufacturing of new products.

· Provide data and assistance to Marketing, Technical Service, and Sales to ensure the effective launch and market penetration of new products.

· Lead laboratory R&D activities, ensuring the operational readiness of laboratory instruments and equipment.

· Uphold a safe work environment, leading by example in safety practices and participating in safety programs and initiatives.

· Maintain rigorous safety documentation to meet DuPont safety standards consistently.


· Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or Graphic Communications.

· Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: flexographic printing technology, materials science, polymer science, or graphic design, is highly desirable.

· Self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Team-oriented – able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and open to learning new techniques.

· Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to conduct technical training sessions and communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience.

· Demonstrated ability to innovate and solve complex printing problems, with a track record of successful project leadership and implementation of new technologies.

· Comfortable and committed to working safely in a laboratory setting. Experienced with analytical and processing equipment.

· Dedication to maintaining safety standards and promoting a safe work culture.

Preferred Skills:

· At least 5 years of experience in flexographic printing technology, with a deep understanding of the entire printing process.

· In-depth knowledge of flexographic printing principles, including plate making, ink formulation, and substrate compatibility. Familiarity with industry standards and certifications.

· Proficiency in flexographic software and digital imaging systems, as well as hands-on experience with modern flexographic presses and finishing equipment.

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Job Posting: JC257968855

Posted On: Apr 06, 2024

Updated On: May 27, 2024

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