08 Nov, 2023

Manufacturing Technology Engineer

  • Dupont
  • Fort Madison, IA, USA
Manufacturing 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 around the world. ​

If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!​


Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter! ​​

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. ​​

Get to Experience a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!​​

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.​​

The Digital Inks Business, within Electronics and Industrial division, currently has an opportunity for a Manufacturing Technology Engineer at the Fort Madison, IA Plant.  The Fort Madison site primarily manufactures pigmented and dye-based inks for the Home & Office, Commercial, and Textile markets within the digital printing market space.

The Manufacturing Technology Engineer will provide day-to-day technical expertise for many of the unit operations at the site, take ownership of process problems, identify, and implement process improvements, and lead teams and/or projects for longer-term growth and improvements.  An integral part the MT Engineer role will be in supporting the site’s PSM program by leading a PSM Technology element. 


  • Identify and lead improvement projects to increase process capacity and reliability, improve product quality, increase yields, and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Assist Operations and Maintenance with troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and problem solving
  • Provide technical expertise for the chemical processes at the site
  • Respond to process issues and drive solutions to minimize impact to manufacturing.
  • Lead PSM Technology Element(s) and assist with other elements as needed
  • Lead implementation of new processes and/or capital projects for the site
  • Provide basic data for capital projects and provide resourcing support (e.g. development, commissioning, start-up, training)
  • Develop, and ensure adherence to, standard operating procedures, best practices, and safety protocols
  • Accountable for complying with all EH&S regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Leadership and participation in all safety related programs and an active champion in driving excellence in the site’s safety performance
  • Provide off shift support for continuous operations


  • Minimum of a B.S. Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in a process (chemical or other) oriented environment
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Experience using data to drive improvements in OEE, capacity release, cycle time, productivity, material efficiencies, cost, and quality
  • Knowledge or background using SPC tools, TrakSYS, or similar tools to drive improvements in the process
  • Understanding of process control systems including batching and PLC systems
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge and RCFA to diagnose, troubleshoot, solve, or assist others to solve equipment and/or process issues
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key PSM Technology elements such as Process Hazards Analysis, Process Safety Information, Management of Change-Technology, PSSR

Demonstrated abilities:

  • Application of Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements
  • Data driven decision making; root cause failure analysis
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Self-initiative, a motivated self-starter than can work independently
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and a high volume workload with shifting and competing responsibilities
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated strong teamwork and networking skills

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