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Run Plant Engineer

Company: DuPont de Nemours Inc.
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

DuPont E&I CMPT has an exciting Run Plant Engineer opportunity in Polymerics Operation in Newark, DE.

The Run Plant Engineer acts as a technical resource for operations personnel by applying technical skills to optimize plant operations, resolving plant problems and enabling safe and efficient production of quality products. This role has responsibility to provide technical resource to production work teams on daily operations. The run plant engineer role aims to maximize process performance, improve product quality, optimize unit operating cost, reduce variation, which maximizes value to the business in a safe and environmentally compliant manner.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Understands broad process technology, equipment and control technology. Works with Technical Advising and plant personnel to optimize operations to meet Business and plant goals. (Environmental, Health & Safety, Production, Quality, Productivity, Cost, reliability).

  • Provides technical support and high level leadership to operations and direction in day-to-day decision making for area of responsibility. Participates in advanced troubleshooting and provides on-call resource for off-shifts support.

  • Monitors process and product stability through advanced SPC program and timely reaction to process upsets, including process troubleshooting and disposition of affected material. Drives variation reduction efforts. Works with plant process control personnel to continuously refine process control.

  • Tracks and reports on key operating parameters (yield, scrap, unplanned events, out of control rates, etc.), and drives improvement in KPIs.

  • Facilitates/participates in root cause investigations to prevent recurrence of unplanned events and coaches others to learn these skills.

  • Drives lean principals in the area of responsibility, including leading Kaizen events.

  • Identifies and evaluates improvement opportunities in operations and reliability.

  • Executes improvement projects in own module or across modules around business and plant goals (EH&S, Quality, Production, and Cost).

  • Ensures accuracy of BOMs and routings for products made.

  • Assists in development and maintenance of operating discipline.

  • Actively participates and leads teams.

  • Networks with other engineers on site and within the business to leverage experience and knowledge.

Required Qualifications:

PLEASE NOTE: A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering is required. Preferably Chemical Engineering.

  • Minimum of 2 years industry experience (manufacturing, engineering, etc.)

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills while working cross-functionally with operations, maintenance, and other functional groups.

  • High organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, execute multiple tasks simultaneously and manage time appropriately.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and effectively lead projects and teams.

  • Strong sense of ownership and commitment to the success of the team are necessary.

  • Appreciation for effect of Quality on customers and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong business acumen/business mindset with ability to identify, strategize and bring forth ideas to existing processes strongly preferred.

  • Lean and Six Sigma experience a plus.


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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Keywords: DuPont de Nemours Inc., Newark , Run Plant Engineer, Other , Newark, Delaware

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