DuPont Process Automation Consultant in Wilmington, Delaware
Process Automation Consultant (Job Number: 018748W-01)
Provide technology stewardship in Process Control via engineering consulting and technical services. Support projects and value improvement activities to increase capacity and yields, improve quality, and reduce energy. Use tools such as first principles dynamic modeling to develop, validate, and promote process improvements via advanced regulatory control strategy design and process equipment modifications. Accelerate the implementation of mainstream process control technology and lead the development and adoption of process control best practices and standards. Work independently with Research and Development, Manufacturing Technical plant personnel, project leaders, and other technology consultants to identify value capture opportunities and execute programs. Develop and coach members of process control community to increase resource effectiveness and productivity.
Apply chemical engineering fundamentals including thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport phenomena to chemical unit operations to support and develop dynamic modeling of both existing and conceptualized commercial chemical processes.
Identify process control improvement opportunities and troubleshoot process control issues at various chemical manufacturing sites - develop, document, and communicate control improvement plans and implement systems changes with site support colleagues.
Employ systems thinking and plant-wide control practices by integrating process data, know-how, and key process design assumptions across multiple technologies and global locations to develop new and improve existing control applications.
Lead and/or support development of process control best practices and in-depth training activities with other process automation professionals to drive towards standardization.
Define, lead, or participate in plant capital or improvement projects to support business needs. Lead or support improvement technology plans developed by business technology leaders.
In order to qualify for this position you must possess the following:
PhD or Master’s degree in Engineering (e.g. Chemical or Biochemical or similar)
Demonstrate knowledge of chemical engineering principles, thermodynamic, kinetic, mass and heat transfer, and simplifying assumptions employed in the dynamic modeling of manufacturing processes
Experience with the discipline of dynamic model building, diagnostics, and validation
Experience with dynamic simulation and operability analysis of chemical process plants
Capability to develop and employ dynamic process models and simulations (Virtual Plants) in support of commercialization efforts, troubleshooting of existing plants, and development of operator training simulators
Ability to plan, prioritize and implement multiple concurrent projects
Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence managers, peers, and mechanics; able to take a “hands-on” approach with operators and mechanics to get things done
Good communication and presentation skills (both oral and written)
Demonstrated documentation discipline
Ability to lead and drive change in the organization using influence and negotiation skills
Excellent data-driven analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with plant personnel (Mechanics, Engineers, Management) at all levels up to business leadership and with multiple disciplines
Ability to motivate others to achieve results
Proven strong contributor with the capability to work independently
Experience with batch process requirements and standard batch control methods (ISA S88)
Working knowledge of Matlab®, Aspen Engineering Suite, gPROMS ® , SuperPro, Java ™
Knowledge of system and parameter identification principles and techniques
Ability to travel 5-25% depending on area of subject matter expertise
Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington
Organization: Crop Protection
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
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