Production/Improvement Engineer

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DuPont has a unique opportunity within the Dalton XPS Plant (producer of

STYROFOAM Brand Insulation Board) for a Production/Improvement Engineer to gain

broad experience within a small site environment.

This job includes two primary roles Improvement Engineer in the Improve Asset

Utilization work process and Production Engineer in the Manage Production work

process, for the Dalton extruded polystyrene (XPS) facility. Under the general

direction of the Production Leader, the Production / Improvement Engineer is

the technical resource for all aspects of plant operation and improvement.


* Maintains an understanding of all applicable process technology,

equipment and control technology. Is very knowledgeable of mechanical and

electrical equipment as well as process cooling and extrusion. The

process does not include a chemical reaction.

* Works with and coaches self-directed shift teams to troubleshoot and

optimize plant operations in order to meet goals related to asset

capability, costs, conversion, and density.

* Collects and analyzes plant performance data to identify and implement


* Utilizes and works with the Technology Center to develop Most Effective

Technology (MET)

* Utilizes and develops Operating Discipline.

* Leads and participates in Root Cause Investigations of production,

process safety, or quality issues.

* Represents the plant in all technical matters, including communications

with the Technology Center and/or expertise centers.

* Maintains compliance with process safety requirements such as Loss

Prevention Principles, LOPA, and Mechanical Integrity requirements.

* Utilizes Operate Plant and TICA work processes. Uses the Global Project

Methodology to implement projects.

* With the Production Leader and Global Improvement Leader, develops and

maintains the Plant Specific Technology Plan

* Implements Business supported projects as identified in the Plant

Specific Technology Plan, serving in any required GPM roles.

* Represents the Burley plant on larger, business-wide projects

(formulation changes, MET changes).

* Validates improvement opportunities, including economics.

* Acts as focal point for engineering documents (P&IDs, etc.) for the site.

* Functions as the Reliability Engineer for the site.

Critical Success Factors / Competencies

* Facilitative leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills to work

effectively within the highly motivated and self-directed site team as

well as off-site functions including the Tech center, R&D, maintenance,

process automation, etc.

* Broad range of technical skills, including engineering, process control,

process safety, troubleshooting.

* High initiative, sense of urgency, and bias for action.

* Knowledge of Dow s global work processes.

* Ability to leverage knowledge into and out of the plant to achieve

overall business objectives.

* Good organization skills and discipline.



* A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline is


* A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work

legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available

for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency

(green card) process.


* Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical or Mechanical engineering is


* Six Sigma certification

* Previous experience with reliability engineering, process automation (PLC

and/or MOD V), project execution, quality coordination, and/or process


Note Domestic relocation benefits may be offered with this role.



Primary Location

NA-United States-Georgia-Dalton


Safety & Construction

Education Level

Bachelors Degree ( 16 years)



Employee Status


Job Type

Entry Level

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