DuPont Automation and Process Control Intern in Johnston, Iowa

Automation and Process Control Intern (Job Number: 017446W-01)


DuPont Pioneer, a world leader in agricultural genetics, has an opportunity in our Engineering organization for an intern in our Automation and Process Control (A&PC) Operations Support group at our Johnston, Iowa corporate office.

The A&PC Engineering Intern will have responsibility as a member of the A&PC support team for the DuPont Pioneer North America Region. Duties will include:

  • Design, develop, and troubleshoot PLC-based automation systems

  • Hardware and software

  • Remote or on-site

  • Design, develop, and troubleshoot site HMI systems

  • Support servers and workstations (virtual and physical) that HMI and PLC systems run on

  • Assist with startups and checkouts

  • Develop projects to reduce production downtime related to automation systems

  • Document projects and troubleshooting findings

The A&PC Engineering support group at DuPont Pioneer manages the support of control systems used in the operation of a diverse group of processes involved in the production of agricultural seed products. The control systems used in our processes include Rockwell (Allen-Bradley) hardware and software products, the Apriso MES software platform, VFD’s, robotics, vision systems, sensor devices, etc. Typical information systems involved include: Process Control Network (PCN), servers, VM’s, firewalls, Cisco switches, security, version control, IP address management, and disaster recovery.


Currently enrolled in a four year electrical, software, or computer engineering degree program (or related fields) with at least two years of study completed. Previous experience or internship with control systems or instrumentation preferred.

Competencies and Experience Desired

  • Competent in efficient use of computer tools & engineering software

  • Able to work independently and simultaneously manage multiple jobs

  • General working knowledge of project execution methodology

  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Fluent oral and written English skills

  • Good team player with good interpersonal skills

  • Enthusiasm for learning

  • Apply technical and analytical reasoning skills to develop innovative solutions

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Temporary

Job Type: Internship

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