DuPont Reliability Engineer in Circleville, Ohio

Reliability Engineer (Job Number: 197562W-01)


Position and Scope:

The DuPont Transportation and Advanced Polymers (T&AP) platform is seeking a Reliability and Equipment Engineer at the Circleville, Ohio site. This position provides technical support to the maintenance and operations teams through creation and execution of a reliability strategy.

As the pioneer of polymer science with a legacy of innovation, the T&AP team uses its world-class expertise across multiple polymer platforms to integrate cutting-edge science, design, manufacturing excellence, and processing technology to give shape to smarter ideas for today and tomorrow. The Vespel® business is a profitable, growing business servicing challenging applications in aerospace, chemicals, and a variety of industries. The Circleville site also manufactures Kapton®, Tedlar®, and Teflon® film.

The site is located approximately 30 miles south of Columbus, OH. 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.

The Reliability and Equipment Engineer is the primary resource to drive implementation of a reliability-based culture. This role requires collaboration and coordination with a multi-disciplinary team which includes operations, technical and maintenance. The Reliability Engineer will be tasked with identifying continuous improvement opportunities for driving overall maintenance and reliability effectiveness. Root cause failure analysis, reliability centered maintenance programs, uptime systems, and preventive maintenance systems will also be the responsibility of the Reliability Engineer.


  • Team leader (with mechanics, manufacturing technical, operations, and other key maintenance personnel) to prioritize, coordinate and execute efforts for the Vespel® assets.

  • Develops and implements a reliability roadmap with best practices for processes and equipment

  • Provide field assistance for equipment related issues to ensure assets are restored to proper working condition

  • Mentor/coach maintenance coordinator and mechanics to help build additional capability in the organization

  • Enable and assist in the training of operators, mechanics and other technical team members to convey the “why” of equipment related issues

  • Lead troubleshooting and root cause analysis for equipment related issues

  • Responsible for developing/updating maintenance/operating procedures

  • Identify SAP data improvement opportunities and resolves data quality issues

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

  • Responsible for the qualification of new equipment

  • Network and leverage the with broader organization (T&AP Reliability network and Circleville site Reliability Engineers)

  • Utilize reliability engineering tools, such as SAP-PM, Meridium, RCFA, FMEA+ and PM optimization to maximize equipment reliability

  • Develop skills in Predictive Maintenance (PdM) technologies (vibration analysis, lubrication analysis, ultrasonic inspection, etc.) to drive maintenance tasks to condition based monitoring where practical.

  • Lead equipment criticality assessments to help determine priority for maintenance and reliability tasks within an asset or business unit.

  • Lead reliability improvement team meetings for Vespel®

  • Interact with equipment suppliers and contractors to effectively execute the Reliability program


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Technical degree (BS, MS) in Engineering; Mechanical preferred.

Preferred Skills and Experience :

  • Industrial plant experience with exposure to Process Safety Management (PSM) systems.

  • Experience with SAP-Preventive Maintenance

  • 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, Mechanical Integrity, Quality Assurance, 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 leadership, 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

  • Training or certification in condition-based maintenance techniques (vibration analysis, lubrication analysis, ultrasonic inspection)

Primary Location: NA-United States-Ohio-Circleville

Organization: Transportation & Advanced Polymers

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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