25 Mar, 2024

Plant Process Control Technician

  • Dupont
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
Controller 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.


As a Plant Process Control Technician (PPCT) You will support the Automation and Process Control systems and provide first contact support to operations, maintenance, and automation engineers.  You will participate in regular and scheduled maintenance activities with vendor/contractor support and other maintenance functions.  Additionally you will participate on improvement teams and implements projects under the direction of the Process Automation Engineer or other engineers in Operations.  You will implement and support control system best practices under the direction of the Process Automation Engineer and/or other A&PC guidance. 


Some of your key responsibilities will be/what you’ll do:​ 

  • Provide first-line troubleshooting on process control systems, applications, and infrastructure. (Off-hours support may be required)
  • Participate in regular and scheduled maintenance activities on Process Automation (PA) systems and infrastructure with vendor/contractor support and other internal and external maintenance functions.
  • Evaluate risks to ensure safe and reliable plant operations during troubleshooting and maintenance activities on control systems and applications.
  • Ensure all changes follow a Management of Change (MOC) process and are properly tested prior to loading into a production system per plant procedures.
  • Participate on project/improvement teams and implements small projects under the direction of the Process Automation Engineer or other engineers in Operations.
  • Execute physical and cyber security maintenance of control systems, including backups, patches and updates.
  • Implement and support control system best practices under the direction of the Process Automation Engineer and/or other A&PC guidance (i.e., book of conventions).



  • A minimum of a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent is required; 2-year technical/trade school degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of manufacturing or related experience is required
  • Working knowledge of instrumentation and electrical installations (Motor Control Centers, etc.).
  • Corian Line of business experience preferred
  • Process Safety Management (High Hazard Process/Low Hazard Operation) experience preferred
  • Experienced in process control systems
  • Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent in hardware and software development skills.
  • Effective in understanding automation networks.
  • This position is a non-union/non-bargaining opportunity

In addition, successful candidate must meet the following physical qualifications, with or without accommodation:

  • This role is located in Yerkes-Buffalo, NY and may require less than 5% of travel.
  • Willing and able to use both hands for repetitive wrist, hand, and fingers motions.
  • Willing and able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Willing and able to stand for extended periods of time and lift 50 lbs on an occasional basis

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The Pay range for this role is $28.59 - $44.92 Hourly

How Base Pay is Determined: DuPont has job leveling frameworks that help organize roles based on progressive levels of responsibility, proficiency and qualifications. Each role has an associated pay range (or an established pay rate for some roles) based on the competitive market in each country where we operate. Each individual’s pay is based on a variety of factors, including their role and the associated pay range for that role, their geographic location (i.e., country, state, metropolitan area), as well as their skills, experience, education and certifications, and performance.

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