03 May, 2023

Product Quality Engineer

  • Dupont
  • Circleville, OH, USA
Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers in this global pandemic.  
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Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live. 
Get to Experience a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all! 

Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results.  



The Kapton® film manufacturing business is seeking a Product Quality Engineer at the site in Circleville, Ohio. The Circleville site is one of three primary manufacturing locations that produces Kapton® polyimide film for the Interconnect Solutions business unit within DuPont. This business unit is part of DuPont’s Electronics and Imaging Platform. Electronics and Imaging is comprised of many high growth global businesses supplying a broad array of materials to multiple consumer electronics and industrial sectors. The Kapton® facilities consist of polymer manufacturing, film casting, and numerous converting operations such as coating, heat treatment, and extensive slitting. The Circleville site also manufactures Tedlar® film, Teflon® film and Vespel® resin.

The Circleville site is located approximately 30 miles south of Columbus, OH, a growing city that is currently the 14th largest in the nation. This proximity to Columbus allows either urban or rural living; great for families and single living. The area offers many museums and arts-scene experiences, professional and collegiate sports, and has several highly ranked golf courses and state parks for the outdoor enthusiast.

See www.experiencecolumbus.com for additional information.

The Product Quality Engineer provides quality guidance/direction and coordinates all quality functions related to the manufacturing of Kapton® film. Provides technical support to Operations with respect to improving the quality of Kapton® film, quality systems, and product-related services. Supports and leads the quality improvement initiatives as part of the continuous improvement philosophy, with focus on prevention and mistake-proofing.  Work with area teams using quality tools and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to implement solutions and be a team player with Manufacturing Engineering and Operations to improve in-process product quality. This position will be exposed to multiple manufacturing processes and provide day-to-day support as plant operations require.



  • Translate and communicate customer quality requirements into plans and assess current capability to meet requirements.
  • Lead and/or supports investigations of internal and external quality issues in a timely manner and implement effective corrective and preventive actions using root cause tools (5Why, Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Fishbone, etc.)
  • Quality source for release of material on “Tech Hold” (typical MRB Function)
  • Conduct internal system, process, and product audits and monitors corrective action plans.
  • Initiate, monitor and execute quality improvement programs/projects to align with and achieve Quality Objectives, to improve customer satisfaction.
  • Develop, maintain, and provide quality metrics as required to facilitate a positive proactive change in quality performance.
  • Analyze internal and external failure data and ongoing quality performance for continuous improvement (CI) opportunities and drive CI effort.
  • Actively participate in daily/weekly Operations “toolbox”/performance dialog meetings to communicate quality performance.
  • Work with Supplier Quality and Purchasing to facilitate corrective/preventive actions with Suppliers in a timely manner
  • Participate/Lead Supplier Audits as directed
  • Coordinates/Conducts necessary training with Operations on quality standards, product knowledge, and problem solving (RCFA)


Qualifications and Education Requirements

Requires a BS in Engineering (or equivalent QE work experience will be considered) and a minimum of 3 years of experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment.

Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with a range of personnel

Preferred Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project), Minitab

Working knowledge of Statistical Quality Control / Statistical Process Control

Proficiency with Statistical Analysis software (MiniTab or JMP)

ASQ-CQE certification

IATF-16949 Working knowledge/experience

Minimum 3 years in a Quality Engineer role

Six Sigma Green Belt (or higher) certification

Experience interfacing with Customers and Suppliers on quality and technical issues

Ability to teach and train

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information.

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