DuPont Production Engineer in Pasadena, Texas

Production Engineer (Job Number: 197286W-01)


The DuPont Electronics and Imaging Business has an opening for a Production Engineer located in Pasadena, Texas (Bayport Site). The Production Engineer will provide day-to-day technical support to the site by applying technical skills to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems, and enable safe and efficient production of quality products.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Apply knowledge of their plant and technology – study historical data, convene with Tech Center or other SMEs, etc. Earn respect and trust of operations team through excellent problem solving skills and technical expertise.

  • Utilize defined Most Effective Technology and challenge/escalate MET application and assumptions when better solutions arise.

  • Ensure Process Automation is effectively utilized to optimize plant performance.

  • Partner with the experts to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve operating discipline. Diagnose and document root causes of asset utilization losses in the facility.

  • Understand why specific procedure steps and precautions are needed and keep a strong field presence to reinforce the importance.

  • Conduct daily review of logbook and alarm history to better understand the plant operation and stay engaged with daily activities. Maintain, own, and review daily KPIs/ trends to ensure optimum performance.

  • Respond urgently to plant issues and emergencies. Act as a unit technical expert during unplanned events and drive implementation of effective corrective and preventative actions.

  • Ensure compliance with plant operating permits.

  • Drive high levels of quality, responsiveness and reliability for the customer.

  • Pass certification of technical skills, technology, and process safety expertise.

  • Mentor other technical staff members and technicians as appropriate in process fundamentals, plant technology, and application of process safety

  • Conducts work activities and demonstrates leadership behavior consistent with DuPont Core Values

  • Takes ownership of process performance metrics of safety, production rate, yield and uptime.

  • Serves as first response to area technical issues and assists in troubleshooting process or equipment issues. Leads teams in root cause analysis and problem solving.

  • Participates as part of a team to upgrade products and processes by designing and implementing capital and cost equipment upgrades, developing and executing test authorizations and improving control strategies.

  • Actively participates in strengthening PSM performance and compliance including leading PSM elements as needed.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence leadership, peers, and technicians; able to take a "hands-on" approach with technicians to drive change and get results

  • Helps to train personnel and build technical capability of work teams.



  • B.S. in Engineering from an ABET Accredited Program (Chemical Engineering preferred)

  • 2-4 years’ experience in chemical/process manufacturing

  • Strong technical, analytical and functional skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving/analytical ability

  • Experience and knowledge in the manufacture of Film.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical processes and methodologies applicable to a manufacturing setting

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of chemical manufacturing unit operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot chemical processes

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

  • Ability to positively influence others through high personal standards and operating discipline

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead both strategic long-term programs/projects as well as address short-term operational issues

  • Desire to work in a fast paced, customer focused environment

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

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

This is a full time position. Some off-hours work and limited travel will be required. The plant operates on a 24/7 schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in high hazard chemical operation

  • Six Sigma Certification

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/tasks, adapt to changing conditions and balance a “big picture” focus with detailed execution

  • Proven ability to diagnose and resolve complex process and production issues using multiple disciplined teams and data driven analysis

Primary Location: NA-United States-Texas-Pasadena

Organization: Electronics & Imaging

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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