Facility Engineer

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

DuPont is a global science company dedicated to solving challenging global problems, with operations in over 70 countries. DuPont - Facilities Services and Real Estate seeks a Facility Engineer to provide leadership and technical support at our Experimental Station Laboratory site in Wilmington, Delaware.

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 comprise of HVAC, domestic water, deionized water, centralized vacuum systems, 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 equipment or systems, insuring compliance with all acceptable codes, regulations and safety, and provide support for contractural and Building Automation Services.

+ Be proactive in providing a safe, comfortable environment for the internal customers including maintaining proper indoor air quality, providing energy efficient systems and 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 of work for capital projects 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.

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

Required Skills:

+ 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, ability to influence others and 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.

Preferred Knowledge:

+ 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.

DuPont Field Engineering & Supply Chain Development Program (

The successful candidate may have the opportunity to join the DuPont Field Engineering & Supply Chain Development Program.

The DuPont Field Engineering & Supply Chain Development Program provides young professionals and recent graduates with the opportunity to become catalysts for change—transforming industries and improving everyday life. With an accelerated approach to career development, the program combines immersive assignments with formal education, networking, mentoring and leadership exposure through on-the-job rotational experiences.

Participants are encouraged to forge their own path by rotating through a series of two-to-three-year assignments across different businesses, locations, and functions including Operations & Engineering, Global Procurement, and Science & Innovation. Successful engineering and supply chain candidates will complete a minimum of two assignments but may complete up to five. Complete geographic flexibility is required to enable a greater pool of possibilities and diversity of cross-functional experiences.

Since the program began in 1903, thousands of alumni have advanced through the company ranks to become senior leaders, executives, and even CEOs— and we want you to be next! We are looking for people who are ready to take on the most complex problems to improve the here-and-now. People who are curious, creative, and ready to challenge the status quo and bring about meaningful change.

Join us and create the legacy you want to leave!

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Job Posting: JC210694103

Posted On: Apr 15, 2022

Updated On: Jun 26, 2022