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DuPont Manufacturing Engineer (ATO) in Newark, Delaware

Manufacturing Engineer (ATO) (Job Number: 214352W-01)


About DuPont Transportation & Industrial

We transform industries and improve lives through material science, delivering cutting-edge solutions and future technologies. Our high-performance engineering polymers, resins, adhesives, parts and shapes, silicones, and lubricants enable material systems solutions for the most demanding applications and environments in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, healthcare, industrial and consumer industries. Lean more about our featured solutions here: https://www.dupont.com/transportation-industrial.html


DuPont Kalrez® | Vespel® delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, aerospace, electronics, healthcare, industrial and consumer markets. The Tralee Park site in Newark, DE, is the premier manufacturing location for Kalrez® Parts servicing those industries.


Tralee Park has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineer. This position provides day-to-day manufacturing support with operational and technological responsibilities to assure safe and continuous run-ability of the processes, while developing strategies/systems to improve manufacturing performance. The position will be supporting site initiatives, capital projects, and continuous improvement efforts in coordination with the EHS, Engineering and Technology organizations. Digitization, automation transformation and sustainability will also be a key aspect of the role.


  • Conduct work activities and demonstrate leadership behavior consistent with DuPont Core Values

  • Use process expertise to ensure facility and personal adherence to regulatory, and company policies

  • Provide daily technical support to Operations (occasional off-shift/weekends when needed) including process optimization, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and risk analysis

  • Assist with the implementation of solutions to improve processes (safety, yield, uptime, capacity release)

  • Monitor manufacturing equipment performance; assessing reliability of equipment, identifying failures and causes of failures, and recommending solutions

  • Provide technical leadership and support to plant capital projects, including design, capital justification, PSM, and commissioning activities

  • Work closely with the production and maintenance teams to develop production strategies and systems that improve manufacturing performance

  • Mentoring and influential leadership of production resources

  • Work with Commercial and Quality teams to respond to customer inquiries and/or quality notifications

  • Interface with Technology and Business resources to develop innovations and coordinate product rollouts to the facility

  • Develop, maintain, and improve operating procedures



  • Chemical Engineer or equivalent

  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing or related industry

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Strong team player with an ability to work closely with all functional teams within the plant

  • Self-starter with systematic decision making, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills

  • Six Sigma or similar continuous improvement and statistical analysis experience

  • Proven ability to diagnose and resolve complex process and production issues using multiple disciplined teams and data driven analysis

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/tasks, adapt to changing conditions and balance a “big picture” focus with detailed execution

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of critical systems including PSM, SAP, Six Sigma and TEEP/OEE

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Newark

Organization: Transportation & Industrial

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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