DuPont Kapton(R) Manufacturing Technology Engineer in Circleville, Ohio

Kapton(R) Manufacturing Technology Engineer (Job Number: 199641W-01)


The Kapton® film manufacturing business is seeking a Manufacturing Technology Engineer at the site in Circleville, Ohio. The Circleville site is one of three primary manufacturing locations for the production of Kapton® polyimide film produced by the Interconnect Solutions business unit within DowDuPont. This business unit is part of DowDuPont’s Electronics and Imaging Platform. Electronics and Imaging is comprised of a number of high growth global businesses supplying a broad array of materials to multiple consumer electronics and industrial sectors. The Kapton® facilities consist of polymer manufacturing, film casting, and numerous converting operations such as coating, heat treatment, and extensive slitting. The Circleville site also manufactures Tedlar® film, Teflon® film and Vespel® resin.

The Circleville site is located approximately 30 miles south of Columbus, OH, a growing city that is currently the 14 th largest in the nation. This proximity to Columbus allows either urban or rural living; great for families and single living. The area offers many museums and arts-scene experiences, professional and collegiate sports, and has several highly ranked golf courses and state parks for the outdoor enthusiast. See at for additional information.

The role provides technical expertise and strategic direction to improve our competitive advantage for the manufacturing of Kapton® Films. The Manufacturing Technology (MT) Engineer is recognized as a leader and expert in that technology and leads teams to upgrade processes and products that may range from incremental improvements to major technology changes. A primary focus is to develop improved process instrumentation and control strategies, process safety, yield, quality, plant capacity and uptime performance. This role will work closely with other technical personnel and may serve in a Process Safety Management critical role.


  • Small team leader (with Technologist and MT Engineer) to prioritize, coordinate and execute efforts for the assets of responsibility

  • Develops the 5-year Technology Plan and coordinate the tactical execution of the initiatives within the plan

  • Identifies and works with technical personnel to develop best practices for process(es)

  • Provides technical oversight of ongoing production

  • Enables and assists in the training of operators, mechanics and other technical team members to convey the “why” of the fundamentals

  • Drives product by process through development and documentation of manufacturing standard process

  • Design process improvements (yield, quality, uptime, capacity release)

  • Implements large programs and/or process improvements

  • Leads troubleshooting and root cause analysis for complex issues

  • Drives/leads Lean Manufacturing process

  • Participates in the PACE/Improvement Process for development prior to scale-up of new products.

  • Leads the efforts in the scale-up of new R&D products to the production assets

  • Responsible to ensure adequate basic data is created for CapEx projects and provides resourcing support (e.g. development and/or Plans for Commissioning, Decommissioning, Start-Up and Shut Down)

  • Leads PSM Technology Elements (Process Technology, PHA, Management of Change-Technology)

  • Leads in the qualification of new raw materials

  • Responsible for the qualification of new equipment

  • Networks and leverages the broader organization (CCAS, DuET, R&D, Marketing, etc.)


Minimum qualifications:

  • Technical Degree (BS, MS) in Engineering; Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Industrial plant experience working with PSM critical processes/systems; co-op experience will be considered.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge to diagnose, troubleshoot, solve or help others solve equipment and/or process issues.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of key PSM Technology elements such as Process Hazards Analysis, Process Technology, Management of Change-Technology, RAGAGEP among others

  • Demonstrated ability to teach, coach, mentor, develop others, and work in a team based environment

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple, complex, time-sensitive projects

  • Demonstrated skill in team building and achieving results through influence and negotiation

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; must work well in both self-managed and team environment

  • Ability to access and network with appropriate site and corporate teams to gain or share knowledge

Primary Location: NA-United States-Ohio-Circleville

Organization: Electronics & Imaging

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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