Felt Area Run Plant Engineer

at DuPont in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

We are looking to fill a role for a Felt Area Run Plant Engineer at our Newark (Bellevue), DE site location. This position will primarily be responsible for supporting the Felting process. The Felt Run Plant Engineer reports to the Poromerics Area Manager.

DuPont is a global Fortune 100 company, operating in 90 countries today. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life.


+ Understands all applicable process technology, equipment and control technology. Works with Technical Advising, Quality Coordination Engineer and plant personnel to optimize operations, meet Business and plant goals. (Production, cost, quality).

+ Responsible for the application of Process Safety Management for the Slurry process.

+ Participates in advanced trouble shooting and coaches others to learn these skills.

+ Implements best practices in operations in order to optimize operations. Ensure Standard Operating Procedures and specific Operating Discipline requirements are in place

+ Performs appropriate Manage Production roles as determined by Plant / Business. Example: Operate Plant, Operating Discipline, Produce to Plan / Record Production, etc.

+ Understands and applies skills and knowledge in Statistical Process Control (SPC) technology, to maximize plant asset utilization and produce low cost, quality products.

+ Review Charts on daily basis

+ Accountable for Process Control Systems on their process

+ Respond to and document Out Of Control data points

+ Draft Corrective Action Plans for repeat situations

+ Initiates changes to Plant Operating procedures to ensure they are valid and up to date. Works with Technical Advisor in this respect.

+ Networks with other engineers on site and within the global business to leverage knowledge on plant operations Example: Production, Improvement, etc.

+ As required communicate technical information and issues to plant personnel, Technology or Expertise centers.

+ As required participates on and leads teams in his/her area of accountability

+ Owns, monitors, and tracks KPIs as required

+ Implement process improvements in support of reduction of variation, capacity and yield improvement

+ Monitor and improve raw material variability

+ Works with Quality Coordinator, TA and others as required to disposition non-conforming product

+ Conducts and participates in RCA, FMEA, required

Requirements: Skills and Experience

+ Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related field is required.

+ 0-3 years of Internship, Co-op and/or post-graduation production engineering experience is preferred.

+ 3-5 years of production engineering experience is highly preferred.

+ Previous experience with statistical process control (SPC) and analysis strongly preferred. Basic understanding of statistics required.

+ Experience with interpreting and dispositioning based on analytical results is a plus.

+ Previous experience with Lean Six Sigma or a certification is a plus.

+ Ability to prioritize and complete assigned work independently and within teams.

+ Previous knowledge of machine safety protocols required.

+ Ability to work with people at all levels.

+ Excellent communication, analysis, troubleshooting and organizational skills.

+ Strong attention to detail to prevent and minimize errors.

Physical Requirements

+ Requires the ability to work in seated or standing positions for prolonged periods of time

+ Wear personal protective equipment for as required.

Working Environment

+ QC Laboratory

+ General Office

+ Manufacturing plant

+ Computer Work, especially Microsoft Office products

NOTE: Visa sponsorship/support is NOT available for this position, including any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process, and/or H1-B Visa Renewals, etc.

Key reasons for you to apply:

+ On-going learning and personal development opportunities in a rewarding work environment

+ Start or continue on a career journey that can span different businesses, projects and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

+ Additionally, diversity, equity and inclusion are central to our high-performing culture.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information ( .

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Job Posting: JC199039949

Posted On: Dec 04, 2021

Updated On: Mar 02, 2022