DuPont Senior Chemical Process Engineer in La Place, Louisiana

Senior Chemical Process Engineer (Job Number: 194378W-01)


DuPont is currently seeking a Sr. Chemical Process Engineer at the Pontchartrain site in LaPlace, Louisiana . 


DuPont Pontchartrain Operations manufactures two aromatic amines, p-phenylene diamine, and o-phenylene diamine. The end uses of the phenylene diamines are rubber chemicals, dyes and pigments, agricultural chemicals, and Kevlar®.


The site is conveniently located on the Mississippi River with access to Interstates 10 & 55 within commuting distance from both   New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana . South Louisiana's unique culture and Gulf Coast climate offer year round opportunities for fun and adventure.


This role will provide process technical support to meet customer needs for the DuPont Protection Technologies Business. The role will provide assistance to operations through daily process technical support, will participate in process improvements, participate on capital projects, provide technical assistance to area maintenance on reliability and uptimes issues, and participate on area Process Safety Management teams.


Responsibilities include:

  • Actively participate on site teams such as PSM, Unit Teams, and cross functional teams to ensure site compliance with corporate standards and best practices and exchange of ideas to promote troubleshooting and process improvement

  • Develop and implement programs to improve area performance related to uptime, functionality, efficiency and cost. 

  • Assist project front end loading to ensure facilities have the highest uptime, lowest life cycle cost, and can be adequately maintained.

  • Responsible for the accuracy and adequacy of all process technology documentation.

  • Provide leadership for chemical related site Critical Operating Tasks

  • Provide engineering expertise in incident investigations, analyzing data (performance, cost and SHE compliance) and day-to-day manufacturing assistance. 

  • Demonstrated skill in leadership, team building and achieving results through influence and negotiation.

  • Mentor junior chemical engineers.



  • B.S. / M.S. in Chemical Engineering.

  • 7-15 years in the area of chemical/process manufacturing desired.

  • Strong technical, analytical and functional skills.

  • Experience and knowledge in organic chemistry and processes.

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

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of chemical manufacturing unit operations, such as reactors and distillation columns.

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot chemical processes

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

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, must work well in both self-managed and team environment.

  • Well-developed technical writing skills.


DuPont   is a global Fortune 100 company, operating in 90 countries today. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life.


DuPont offers an exciting place to work where thousands of innovations are introduced every year. You will have opportunities for growth through involvement in various dynamic industries from high-tech to high-performance; including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation, and apparel.


At DuPont , you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join DuPont and discover The miracles of science .

Primary Location: NA-United States-Louisiana-La Place

Organization: Safety & Construction

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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