R&D Engineer – Pigment Finishing
DuPont - Pass Christian, MS

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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 Titanium Technologies is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the R&D group at its titanium dioxide manufacturing site in Pass Christian, Mississippi. As the world’s leading producer of titanium dioxide pigment, DuPont Titanium Technologies encompasses 5 major manufacturing sites, including 3 in the United States, 1 in Mexico, and 1 in Taiwan, as well as product, process, and business units located in Wilmington, DE and throughout the world. The DeLisle plant is one of the largest of its kind and offers opportunities for development over a wide range of unit operations. Moreover, its location on the Mississippi gulf coast provides ample opportunity for local recreation combined with easy access to the major metropolitan areas of New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to quickly develop skills and knowledge in new areas, and comfortable working simultaneously on multiple programs that have impact at multiple manufacturing sites.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Develop and implement incremental improvements and new technologies for titanium dioxide pigment finishing.

Provide engineering expertise on mixing systems, filtration technologies, solids separation equipment, gas burners, drying technologies, conveying systems, etc.

Drive business initiatives for world class performance in safety, yield, reliability, uptime, quality, capacity, and minimization of environmental footprint.

Lead site improvements from definition and research of opportunities, through laboratory and plant testing, and ultimately to design, installation, and startup of capital equipment.

Coordinate projects and communicate findings with plant personnel and colleagues across the circuit.

Provide technical support to Operations by analyzing process data, troubleshooting upsets, and maintaining high operating efficiency.

Support new product development.

Continually evaluate industry and environmental trends that pertain to titanium dioxide pigment finishing.

Successful performance will open a wide variety of career paths and most directly leads to involvement in circuit technology projects and leadership of circuit technology teams.

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™.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer.

DuPont is an E-Verify employer.


A BS or MS degree in engineering

3 or more years of experience in industrial R&D or manufacturing

Strong organizational, experimental, and analytical skills

Demonstrated mechanical aptitude

Independent problem solving skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to lead and work in diverse cross-functional teams

Other Desired Experience:
Mixing and chemical addition systems

Filtration technologies

Liquid / Solids and Gas / Solids separations

Gas burner systems

Drying technologies

Solids conveying systems

Knowledge of mechanical integrity / quality assurance

Knowledge of metallurgy / materials science

Knowledge of colloid, particle, and/or surface science

Six Sigma certification or training in statistical analysis



Research & Development

Primary Location


North America-USA-Mississippi-PASS CHRISTIAN-DELISLE [DUPONT](3331)










Education Level


Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)



Day Job

Employee Status





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