Senior Raw Material Quality & Supplier Management Engineer

at DuPont in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers around the world.

If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!


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 has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Senior Raw Material Quality and Supplier Management (RQSM) Engineer job in Electronic Materials /Chemical Mechanical Planarization Technology (CMPT), located in Newark, DE .

Flexible schedule expected to be 80 onsite / 20 remote in the long term with flexibility in scheduling required. 5-10% travel to raw material suppliers.

The Senior RQSM Engineer works as part of a global team to develop strong relationships with our vendors to ensure materials requirements. By using a variety of statistical methods, the Senior RQSM Engineer evaluates materials and processes with an eye to reducing risk at our customer.

The RQSM team is part of the Integrated Operations (IO) function within DuPont’s Electronics and Imaging (E&I) business, and interact with R&D, Analytical Sciences, Process Development Engineers, Quality Engineers, and Manufacturing Engineers to ensure success.

Your Key Responsibilities: ??

+ Establish and maintain quality requirements for raw materials for use in CMPT manufacturing.

+ Establish and maintain critical process control parameters for raw material production in concert with internal and external stakeholders.

+ Ensure new and existing raw material supply plans align with global strategy.

+ Evaluate new suppliers for potential benefits as primary or secondary suppliers, including collaborative work with R&D and Manufacturing supporting new product and opportunity development.

+ Oversee and execute qualification planning, trial execution, final reports, and security of supply.

+ Manage and monitor supplier performance by interacting closely to ensure clear communication of DuPont’s expectations, including regular audits, technical meetings, on-going improvement activities, performance feedback to supplier, training of semiconductor industry expectations and on-site visits.

+ Fully understand supplier’s manufacturing process, control methods, measurement, and quality system for developing raw material FMEA. (Work with to improve process)

+ Drive the improvement of quality and performance of suppliers’ quality systems including management of change and notification protocols, root cause investigation, documentation, and reporting, SPC/SQC programs, calibration, and non-conforming material review systems.

+ Support trouble shooting of supplied material issues and facilitate Root Cause Investigations (RCI) related to supplied materials impact on final product performance and develop mitigation strategies to prevent excursions.

+ Fully characterize assigned raw and consumable materials, coordinate analytical tasks and work with analytical experts to understand raw material characteristics. Work with stakeholders to link key parameters of material analysis to process/product performance.

+ Develop material and supply mitigation strategies, including second source opportunities and alternate agreements with current suppliers.

+ Take ownership of tasks and projects, ensuring they are completed on time and to the highest standard.

+ Demonstrate accountability for your work, regularly reporting progress and results to management.



+ Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, or a related technical discipline such as Chemistry.

+ 10+ years combined experience in manufacturing, Development/Scale-up, Quality or Continuous Improvement Engineering.

+ Thorough understanding of raw material chemistry along with analytical and functional characterization methods

+ Experience working with customers or suppliers outside DuPont on technical projects such as raw material or product development, improvement projects, or problem resolution.

+ Demonstrated working knowledge of quality management skills such as SPC, FMEA, DOE, Six-sigma, and use of statistical software such as JMP and Minitab.

+ Demonstrated success resolving technical challenges in a time-critical situation.

+ Strong leadership skills and people/team development skills

+ Demonstrated negotiation skills. The candidate should have experience negotiating agreements with customers, vendors, or internal stakeholders.

+ Experience working and managing projects in a global environment (both internal and external) with communications across cultures.

+ Experience in one or more of the following areas: product development, process development, or raw material development

+ Lean and 6-sigma project certification.

+ ISO9001:2015 Lead Auditor certification.

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Job Posting: JC260664940

Posted On: Jun 01, 2024

Updated On: Jul 19, 2024

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