Chemical Engineer

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Process Development Engineer – Presssure Research Laboratory

DuPont ™ Kalrez® and Vespel® (KV) parts solve our customer’s toughest sealing, wear and friction challenges through high performance, science-based solutions. Transportation and Advanced Polymers is looking for a process development engineer that will provide support for Kalrez® R&D operations at the Experimental Station, Pressure Research Laboratory. The main responsibilities for this position are to evaluate new chemical synthesis scale-up for safety and feasibility to support all Kalrez® product lines, support Kalrez® testing to address customer concerns, and support Kalrez® manufacturing needs. This position will work closely with application engineers, manufacturing engineers and R&D scientists.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

+ Evaluate safety parameters for existing facilities and new experimentation conducted at the Pressure Research Lab. Develop safe operating procedures and lead the hazard review process for new experiments / setups and maintain/update current records as needed

+ Train technicians on new equipment set ups and processes

+ Lead in the technology, design, and operation of scale-up experiments including chemical compatibility, reaction modeling and pressure calculations. Develop process setups for varying modes of experimentation including the use of glassware, and various pressure vessels

+ Provide engineering and analytical instrumentation support to carry laboratory scale technologies through pilot scale processes

+ Troubleshoot equipment / process issues and work with researchers to execute experiments

+ Maintain general work area and air registration permits for all barricades and chemical fume hoods

As the engineer supporting all E&I R&D operations, you may be tasked with working on additional projects and product lines, and solving problems as they come up.

Job Qualifications:

+ B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering with 3+ years of process engineering experience

+ Demonstrated ability to work independently

+ Strong troubleshooting and data analysis skills

+ Training and experience with Process Safety Management

+ Must have strong communication and teamwork skills

+ Ability to model chemical reactions and pressure using Aspen Plus or other comparable software

Additional Qualifications (Preferred):

+ Experience with high pressure, high hazard operations

+ TFE and HF experience

+ Experience calculating deflagration rates

+ General wet chemistry knowledge

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Job Posting: JC207821867

Posted On: Mar 19, 2022

Updated On: Jun 12, 2022