Automation and Process Control Specialist
DuPont - Belle, WV

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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™.

The 84-year-old DuPont Belle plant is located just outside Charleston, WV and employs more than 400 DuPont employees and about 150 resident contractors. Boating, hunting, golfing, and fishing are the primary outdoor hobbies of many site personnel. On site, our employees enjoy growth and development opportunities as part of our winning team. They thrive in a collaborative, market-driven environment that rewards business savvy and scientific street smarts.

Site businesses include:
DuPont Chemicals & Fluroproducts


DuPont Crop Protection.

The site produces a wide range of products and applications found in plastics manufacturing, home and personal care products, crop protection chemicals, automotive products and industrial manufacturing. Some DuPont products manufactured on site include Methyl Amines, DMF/DMAC, DME/DMS, Glycolic Acid, Vazo® and Hexazinone.

The site is also home to the polyglycolic acid (PGA) facility owned by the Kureha Corporation of Japan, a specialty plastics and chemicals manufacturer.

Position Overview:
Provides support for process control systems, including distributive control systems, programmable logic controllers, data historians, analyzers, instrumentation technology and general IT knowledge.

Draws upon significant past experiences with process control equipment and the process to make business-based decisions. Has responsibility for assessing the quality, robustness, and capability of the process’ control and making decisions, with others, to halt or modify production as needed should the control not meet quality and/or safety standards.

Safety, Health, Environmental & Core Values

Model and Influence Core Value compliance (SHE/PSM, Ethics & Respect for People).

Support or lead PSM related activities as it pertains to controls and safety instrumented systems.

For example,

Participate in PHAs and incident investigations.

Design and resource function tests.

Identify improvements.

Commission and start-up new safety interlocks and systems.

Troubleshoot issues with safety interlocks.


Establish and track all process control network (PCN) loops and available space with the control system for planning and strategy of future expansions and upgrades.

Perform control system software maintenance, upgrades and backups.

Provide initial troubleshooting of unplanned failures of control system and interface between control systems.

Share 24x7 operations support coverage as a part of a control system support team.

Design, configure and commission new control systems - including I/O, controllers, programs, logic, graphics and IT infrastructure.

Assure conformance with cybersecurity standards on the process control network (i.e. Install routine OS patches and virus definition files)


Establish, control, review and maintain control system parts availability plan.

Maintain an active role in life cycle planning of control systems.

Coordinate all projects that require changes to or additions to the control systems.

Maintain and/or implement control system interfaces to data historians and alarm management systems.

Manage control system change documentation.

Actively participate in safety interlock and alarm management life cycle activities.

Identify opportunities for operational improvements involving control systems.

Conduct process performance problem solving, trouble shooting and loop tuning.

Work closely with other process control specialists, E&I mechanics, and engineers to trouble shoot and resolve control problems.

Proactively monitor and correct poor control loop and alarm performance.

Manage contractors that provide control system maintenance and support for projects.


Identify opportunities for quality control improvements and implementation within the control system.


Obtain or provide cost and duration estimates for control system upgrades and changes.

Manage control upgrades and changes within cost budget and according to project schedule.

Morale & Capability Building

Encourage and coach employees on appropriate mindsets and behaviors and to solve production related issues.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define opportunities for productivity improvement.

Provide input to personnel administrative activities such as employee performance, performance appraisal, staffing levels, etc.

Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) resource for training and learning matters, as needed, for new and existing employees.



Associate degree in related field (i.e. electronics, IT) preferred and/or equivalent work experience


Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certified

Applicable process control systems certification - i.e. ISA’s Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) or Control Automation Professional (CAP)

Pertinent control system specific functional experience (i.e. Rockwell, Honeywell, Siemens, ABB)

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer.

DuPont is an E-Verify employer.


Automation & Proc Ctrl Engineer

Primary Location

North America-USA-West Virginia-BELLE PLANT [DUPONT](2511)





Education Level

Associate's Degree/College Diploma (±13 years)


Day Job

Employee Status



Yes, 5 % of the Time

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