Manufacturing Improvement Engineer

DuPont - Towanda, PA (30+ days ago)4.0

The DuPont Towanda Plant is a highly-leveraged film coating facility in the Electronics and Communications business which is a part of the future DowDuPont Specialty Products Division. The Manufacturing Technical role will provide engineering support to the products and processes on site. Engineers trained in the mechanical, chemical or industrial disciplines are typically the best fit. The role description is to be the technical lead for the product or equipment specific for issues related to the high quality, low cost production of the coated film or other products manufactured on site.

DuPont places a high level of emphasis on core values. These core values include safety and health, environmental stewardship, respect for people and highest ethical behavior. The principles embodied by the core values will be present in every aspect of the manufacturing technical role.

Functional Responsibilities
Works on continuous improvement of the quality, cost and delivery of a given product family.
Provide technical support to production lines during runs. Assist production in usage decisions on production material.
Troubleshoot product issues on production lines.
Investigate and resolve raw material issues.
Implement programs to improve quality and product performance. Utilize Six Sigma methodology where appropriate.
Monitor production performance and act proactively to correct trends or changes in product performance versus specifications.
Analyze and review product performance annually at Quality Review.
Track and manage critical independent variables to assure high yield.
Work on projects to improve yield, quality, reduce cost and improve production uptime.
Lead quality investigations from customer complaints or defects.
Technical link between Business and Process Engineer.
Develop a data based understanding of how the formulation and process elements affect product performance at the customer.
Use that understanding to continuously improve the production process and work with R&D to improve product development.
Provide manufacturing inputs for new product / process developments and lead manufacturing evaluations during appropriate phase of new product development.
Responsible for the technical operation of a given production area, including equipment performance, asset capability and process safety management.
Provide input to area standard operating procedures.
Manage equipment related uptime issues. Recommend and implement uptime improvement projects.
Recommend and implement upgrades to equipment that can contribute to improved performance, reduced cost of manufacture or higher quality.
Ensure complete management of change, process hazards assessments and pre-startup safety reviews for new process components or upgrades to existing equipment.
Assist in the resolution of process or equipment related customer complaints.
Troubleshoot issues on production lines quickly and with minimized downtime. Contribute to maximizing machine related uptime.
Work with operations to solve recurring problems on production line.
Participate in the plant Process Safety Management committee.
Job Qualifications
BS Degree(s) in Mechanical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering.
Experience in process/product development.
Good problem-solving ability.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Computer skills.
Demonstrated leadership of teams.
Six Sigma methodology
Self-motivated to identify issues and develop corrective programs.

About DowDuPont
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.