DuPont Manufacturing Technology - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Louisville, Kentucky

Manufacturing Technology - Senior Mechanical Engineer (Job Number: 197138W-01)


DuPont Louisville Works is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to provide expertise and leadership to drive asset productivity through mechanical engineering at the Vinyl Fluoride (VF) plant located in Louisville, Kentucky.

Job scope:

  • Provide mechanical engineering expertise for plant safety, reliability, and overall plant productivity.

  • Provides guidance to various teams for continuous improvement programs involving mechanical systems and general plant production needs.

  • Develops and implements improvements to plant mechanical systems that contribute to business and company performance targets.


  • Lead mechanical engineer for the VF plant at the Louisville Site.

  • Technology guardian for all mechanical systems for the units and serve as an active member of the Sister Plant Technology Team

  • Monitors product and process performance as needed; assessing reliability of operations, identifying failures and causes of failures, and recommending solutions.

  • Use of Six Sigma methodology to evaluate process and equipment data to identify and drive process improvements.

  • Specify and document mechanical parameters/specifications to insure the process is reliable, delivering production that meets or exceeds goals. Works directly with other technical resources in the business to continuously improve mechanical systems across the supply chain.

  • Recommend, specify and implement improvements to mechanical systems, methods and controls. Assists the organization through major asset effectiveness improvement programs.

  • Works with PSM-critical equipment and processes. Experience with High-Hazard processes.

  • Provide technical support required to maintain day-to-day production activities

  • Participate in Incident Investigations and Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) Teams


Minimum Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • 10 years of experience in heavy industrial manufacturing involving rotating machinery, piping, and vessels.

  • Process Safety Management (PSM) background

  • Background in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to continuous improvement.

  • High degree of initiative and flexibility to move projects forward safely and in a timely manner

  • Strong scientific approach to solving problems; makes data based decisions.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and a "hands-on" attitude.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt certified

Primary Location: NA-United States-Kentucky-Louisville

Organization: Electronics & Imaging

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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