A Materials Engineer specializing in Plastics, Elastomers and Composites Technology is needed to augment DuET's ability to effectively provide consulting support to DuPont's manufacturing plant operations and R&D growth initiatives. The candidate will be required to deal with polymer based materials such as FRP, polymeric linings such as elastomers, thermoplastics, fluoropolymers and thermoset resins, seals and gaskets of a variety of materials. The components usually handled are vessels, columns, piping, valves, hoses, expansion joints and pumps. The successful candidate will provide:
Selection of polymer based materials for Dupont plants and new processes worldwide
Corrosion testing in support of materials selection
Failure analysis of polymer based equipment
Supplier selection and audit engineering and manufacturing capability
Work with DuPont Sourcing to develop, maintain, and promote company-wide purchasing strategies for various types of polymer-based equipment.
Represent client interests and monitor progress in Original Equipment Manufacturer's or 3rd party repair shops.
Creation and updates of Engineering standards, best practices and Mechanical Integrity & Quality Assurance (MIQA) documents
Collaborate with other consultants, plant and business personnel, suppliers, and contractors
Participate in and lead projects corporate wide, as well as in consortia in which we participate
Provide assistance to shutdown and new equipment inspections
Support site MIQA and maintenance personnel during equipment overhauls and unscheduled outages- i.e., emergency repair.
Providing training and awareness in polymer based materials to a wide variety of Company audiences
Technical assistance to Teflon® and Elastomers businesses in their CPI (Chemical Process Industry) marketing activities
DuPont is a global Fortune 100 company, operating in 70 countries today. 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 offers an exciting place to work where thousands of innovations are introduced every year. You will have opportunities for growth through involvement in various dynamic industries from high-tech to high-performance; including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation, and apparel.
At DuPont, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join DuPont and discover The miracles of science™.
Bachelor's or Master's (preferred) in one of the following disciplines:
Materials Science with emphasis on Polymer materials
Chemical Engineering or Chemistry with emphasis on polymer chemistry and processing
GPA of 3.0 or higher (Bachelor's Degree) or 3.5 (Master's Degree)
Legal right to work in the United States without restriction
Experience and other requirements:
At least 6 months experience (co-op or internships). Experience within the Chemical Process Industries or the Oil and Gas Industries is highly recommended.
Demonstrated top-notch technical skills. The candidate must be proficient in applying in-depth technical understanding of polymer materials to challenges at the plants or business tech services or other related areas. The job requires the ability to deal with people at all levels of the Company as well as with customers.
Excellent communication skills. The candidate must be able to explain complex technical information to plant personnel, engineers, scientists, and management. The candidate must be able to generate written & verbal job proposals, to deliver reliable technical recommendations, and to document the work through reports and presentations. The job requires the ability to deal with people at all levels of the Company.
Must be able to travel to DuPont facilities, equipment manufacturers, and repair shops. Up to 30% travel is possible, sometimes on short notice, and/or including some outside the U.S..
Ability to apply theory and experience to the application, inspection, start-up, troubleshooting of vessels and processes.
General knowledge of metallurgy and metallurgical processes would be a positive.
General knowledge of static process equipment typically used in chemical, polymer, food and
biological processes would be a plus.
Experience with vessel manufacturing methods and quality control would be beneficial.
Ability to quickly develop understanding of maintenance and repair methods and techniques of vessels, tanks, piping, valves, hoses and expansion joints.
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