Process Control Technician
DuPont - Vonore, TN

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DuPont is a global Fortune 100 company, operating in countries around the world. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (IB) is seeking a Process Control Technician to be located at the DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol (DCE) Plant in Vonore, TN

The Process Control Technician will provide automation and process control support to meet customer needs for the business. This role will be demanding yet rewarding. In the support role, the role is expected to provide 24/7 support. However, this support load is shared by other process control engineers, technologists and E&I maintenance technicians.

Responsibilities, but not limited to the following:
Troubleshoot and repair I/E equipment. Contribute technical assistance to other E&I maintenance technicians on DCS and plant I/E issues, both routine and TAR.

Configuring process control software and process graphics (Simatic Manager, Simatic Batch, and WinCC)

Follow documentation requirements for tasks such as configuration backups, software revisions, downloading configuration changes, graphics development and modification, and implementing software changes of design. Work with Process Control professionals to implement process control improvements.

Perform work related to the DCS, PLC, and DeviceNet systems to assure field devices are interfaced, tested and functioning correctly.

Plays key role in security and software protection for control systems and ensure systems are backed up.

Perform tune of process controllers and audit performance of loop's as needed.

Troubleshoot control systems hardware problems, which include input/output errors, controllers, consoles, networks, analyzing equipment failure logs, etc. and managing spare parts inventory.

Diagnose and correct control system malfunctions. Weekly walk thru check on control systems (look for possible "red light" modules/issues).

Assist troubleshooting efforts associated with the DCS to avoid or minimize production upsets and/or downtime.

Support Operations by assisting in training operators on how the DCS functions and in diagnosing operating problems.

Assist in completing interlock test procedures and provide assistance in updating those procedures as requested by Technology.

Interface directly with vendor representatives for firmware/hardware upgrades, and other DCS vendor/customer communications.

Participate as needed in functional check-outs of new equipment.

Ensure repair of the Control System peripherals, and associated equipment in order to support production demand.

Configure DCS, PLCs, and DeviceNet equipment to perform manufacturing tasks safely.

Communicate with others to ensure successful checkout, start-up, and commissioning of projects involving DCS, PLCs and DeviceNet.

Read and interpret drawings (P&I, Logic, etc.) sketches, graphs, charts, vendor specifications, and instructional materials to make DCS, PLCs, and DeviceNet equipment work properly.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer

DuPont is an e-verify employer

Candidates must be able to pass a pre employement test and perform all the duties of this position with or without accomodation.


Qualifications, required:
DCS experience and Basic knowledge in computer and electronic instrumentation.

Expertise in troubleshooting and repair of plant I/E equipment.

Knowledge of the process/equipment, hazards, failure modes, and appropriate restoration techniques and methodologies.

Read and interpret drawings (P&I, Logic, etc.) sketches, graphs, charts, vendor specifications, and instructional materials to make DCS, PLCs, and DeviceNet equipment work properly

Understand and apply Site safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications, preferred:
Understanding of safety interlock standards IEC 61511/61508.

Experience Siemens PCS7 DCS

Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification.



Production & Maintenance

Primary Location


North America-USA-Tennessee-VONORE [DUPONT](3750)










Education Level


High School Diploma/GED (Ā±11 years)




Employee Status





Yes, 5 % of the Time

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