DuPont Automation and Process Control Engineer in Memphis, Tennessee

Automation and Process Control Engineer (Job Number: 190005W-01)


DuPont Nutrition & Health is a $3.5 billion business and is a global leader in the food industry addressing the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. The range of food ingredients and solutions provided through the global network of food scientists and technologist in DuPont help provide enhanced bio-protection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food, beverages and dietary supplements.

DuPont Memphis site is currently seeking an Automation and Process Control Engineer who will support multiple isolate production areas. Automation and Process Control Engineer role deals with daily troubleshooting and improvement of the site process control systems and network. The engineer is responsible for implementation of capital and cost design changes and the daily trouble-shooting of site process control and network issues. The primary focus of this role is to work closely with operations, maintenance and IT to trouble-shoot issues and develop and implement process control and network improvement strategies across the site on a daily basis.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide automation and process control leadership, configuration, and ongoing support for operations at 24/7 production plant.

  • Develop and implement long range plans for process control improvements.

  • Evaluates risks and classifies events in compliance with PSM standards.

  • Guide and train area personnel on process control methodology in order to assist process control improvement efforts.

  • Support process control related activities of site capital projects.

  • Provide process control/PLC and start-up support of facilities in order to meet production schedules and meet business needs.

  • Provide assistance to area Engineers to troubleshoot process control problems.

  • Develops/reviews/maintains/update related documentation, files, procedures, databases, drawings and schematics in order to ensure integrity of unit instrument and process control technologies.

  • Lead and manage Alarm management for the site

  • Support and Maintain Site Data Historian



  • BS degree in Electrical or Chemical Engineering with 5-10 years of process control work experience and training in the chemical industry.

  • Demonstrated ability to program PLC (Allen Bradley, Rockwell and Control Logix) to meet customer needs

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Instrumentation & Process Control engineering concepts and design including circuits, control systems, as well as a general knowledge of mechanical equipment and systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the principles of operation, reliability and performance characteristics of process measurement instrumentation, analyzers, control valves, and VFDs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the configuration PID controls and cascading controls and development of control strategies.

  • Food or Pharmaceutical industry experience desired

  • Demonstrated ability to apply process improvement concepts such as Six Sigma, and Lean Enterprise to deliver sustained results.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with computer applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SAP and the shop floor general concepts.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of instrumentation devices for improving the Operations unit’s processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member to accomplish objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities.

  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading both long-term programs/projects as well as address shot-term operational issues.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • iFix HMI/SCADA experience

  • ACP Thin Manager

  • Aspentech Data Historian

  • Centrifuge/Decanter experience

  • Spray Drying experience

  • Six Sigma Green Belt

Primary Location: NA-United States-Tennessee-Memphis

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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