DuPont Production Engineer in Richmond, Virginia

Production Engineer (Job Number: 199316W-01)


The Kevlar® Polymer plant is looking for a Production Engineer for the Richmond, Virginia Spruance site. Kevlar® is a heat-resistant material that protects people and processes in a wide range of applications around the world.

General responsibilities:

  • Understands and applies, deference to expertise, sensitivity to Operations, reluctance to simplify. Preoccupation with failure and resilience to promote the development of a highly reliable organization

Understanding Current Capacity:

  • Define current capability of production area and Key Performance Indicators

  • Communicate current capability to business line based on the production plan and equipment status

  • Identify constraints and possible paths to alleviate

  • Participate in plans to improve current capability

  • Works to balance in-process Inventories, Production Capability and Costs

Develop and Implement Daily Plan for Operations:

  • Convert business plan into daily operating plan

  • Optimize use of inventory and production plan

  • Work with other ABT (Area Business Team) roles to ensure operating plan and reliability issues are coordinated.

  • Challenges Schedule breaks, ensures product wheel and works with the Operations Maintenance Gatekeeper to ensure maintenance outage periods are optimized and frozen

  • Utilizes actual production versus plan for utilization, availability and yield in order to optimize daily operations capability

Liaison to Business and Supply Chain Planners:

  • Communicate current production capabilities to business line and supply chain planners

  • Works with Supply Chain and Production Planning in order to optimize schedule

  • Receive production requirements from business line

  • Networks with other engineers and site with the business to leverage knowledge on plant operations.

Daily Support to Production Area:

  • Assist Operators in resolution of gaps between current production versus plan. Provides leadership and direction in the day to day decision making for the operating area of responsibility.

  • Promotion of proactive equipment problem identification

  • Understands process capability and technology. Works with area specialist and plant personnel to optimize operations to meet business plans and plant goals.



  • Engineering degree

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of manufacturing experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in a High Hazard area

  • Experience with MOCs and PHAs

  • Experience in Kevlar®

  • Experience working with polymers

  • Experience in Supply Chain

  • Six Sigma Black or Green Belt Certification

Primary Location: NA-United States-Virginia-Richmond

Organization: Safety & Construction

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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