DuPont Process Engineer in Circleville, Ohio

Process Engineer (Job Number: 196560W-01)


The Kapton® film manufacturing business is seeking a Production / Process Engineer at the site in Circleville, Ohio. The Circleville site is one of three primary manufacturing locations that produces Kapton® polyimide film. Kapton® is part of the Interconnect Solutions business unit, which is part of the Electronics and Imaging platform, within DuPont. Electronics and Imaging is comprised of five 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 role provides technical expertise and strategic direction to improve our competitive advantage for the Kapton® casting manufacturing area. The Production / Process 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 mentor other technical personnel and may serve in a Process Safety Management critical role.

The Circleville site is located approximately 30 miles south of Columbus, OH. See at for additional information.


  • Small team leader (with Technologists, Reliability Engineers and Continuous Improvement Engineers) to prioritize, coordinate and execute efforts for the assets of responsibility

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

  • Identifies best practices for processes and works with technical personnel to develop them

  • Provides technical oversight of ongoing production

  • Accountable for oversight of the reliability programs for the assigned assets

  • 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.)

  • Utilizes product management skills in the execution of programs and/or process improvements.

  • Participates in global initiative(s) in area of expertise


Minimum qualifications:

  • Technical Degree (BS, MS, or PhD) in Engineering, preferably Chemical or Mechanical

  • A minimum of 5 years industrial plant experience with exposure to PSM (Process Safety Management) systems. Co-Op/Internship experience will be considered.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (minimum); Black Belt Certification (preferred)

  • Experience with industrial chemical, polymer and/or film manufacturing processes

  • 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 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

Additional Information

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

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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