Senior R&D Engineer

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

DuPont Water & Protection, Water Solutions (DWS) is a $1.4 Bn water technology leader, focused on solving global challenges in water purification, conservation and reuse. DWS serves its thousands of customers in diverse industries through four major market segments i.e. Residential/Commercial. Industrial, Municipal, Life Sciences and Specialty using multiple technologies from its portfolio across major geographies of the world.

The Ion Exchange Resins segment of the Water Solutions business unit is hiring a Senior R&D Engineer to develop and deliver process technology innovation to meet sustainability and profitability goals and to lead scale-up and commercialization of new products. The successful candidate will lead multi-disciplinary global project teams to drive R&D programs from the lab to the plant scale, working closely with laboratory scientists, commercial and marketing representatives, and manufacturing teams. This role will report into the R&D organization.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

+ Lead project teams from idea generation through scale-up and commercialization to successfully drive innovation to market.

+ Design lab studies and oversee R&D lab resources to develop and evaluate new process technology to meet sustainability and profitability targets for the business.

+ Serve as critical link between laboratory scientists and manufacturing team to ensure smooth scale-up of new products and technology.

+ Identify new opportunities and gaps in existing technology and operations to create programs and strategically broaden the portfolio.

+ Engage with technical experts within DuPont and in the broader scientific community to bring front-edge capabilities to the business.

+ Document and communicate learnings and best practices to internal and external partners.

+ Understand alignment and prioritization of programs to business technology strategy.

+ Support safe operating practices.

+ Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Role Requirements:

+ MS or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering

+ 5+ years of hands on experience in Manufacturing, Process R&D, or Product Development R&D

+ 3+ years’ experience in project management and leadership of diverse project teams

+ Ability to travel on-site to manufacturing facilities as needed (up to 25% of time, including international travel)

+ Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills are required

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Track record of scale-up of new product or process technology from laboratory to manufacturing scale

+ Experience in working with global teams

GL: L-17

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Job Posting: JC217160260

Posted On: Jun 26, 2022

Updated On: Aug 14, 2022