25 Jun, 2024

Automation and Process Control Engineer

  • Dupont
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
Automation Engineer, 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.

The DuPont Corian® team is seeking an On-Site Automation and Process Control Engineer at our Corian® manufacturing facility located in Buffalo, NY.  The A&PC Engineer is responsible for managing overall area instrumentation, process control systems, and Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) to ensure business needs are met through the appropriate application of systems engineering and maintenance in a chemical manufacturing facility. The A&PC engineer will work with a team of Technicians and Engineers to maintain, troubleshoot, and improve the process control and automation systems in the plant. Continued technical and professional development is included in this position to ensure the facility remains up to date on A&PC technology.   


  • Support DuPont Core Value initiatives including Safety, Environmental, Process Safety Management (PSM), Ethics, and Respectful Workplace.
  • Ensure that field devices, instrumentation systems, communication networks and interfaces are working properly.
  • Lead and support projects (cost and capital) involving the application of Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) and any other process control technologies.
  • Manage and improve the Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) to ensure compliance with corporate standards.
  • Implement both small and large projects affecting the control system.
  • Keep track of engineering changes and update necessary documents utilizing the Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Provide bug fixes, enhancements, and upgrades to the control system – from the HMI to the controllers. Enhancements and upgrades include managing both software and firmware upgrades, as well as implementing new technology.
  • Assist run plant engineers, technical advisors, technicians, and operators in troubleshooting process upsets.
  • Participate in Root Cause Investigations (RCIs) for incidents and near misses.
  • Participate in cyclical Process Hazards Analysis (PHAs).
  • Maintain interface/logic between control system and MES.


  • BS Engineering discipline required.
  • 3-7 years of chemical process manufacturing or related experience.
  • Learning agility - A personal drive to learn, pivot when necessary, and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our company in the face of a changing world and customer base.
  • Intellectual curiosity - Proactively investing time and energy into learning more and personally developing, in the interest of improving yourself and delivering better results.
  • Previous expertise and understanding of distributed control system (DCS) architecture and demonstrated skills in configuring, documenting, and troubleshooting of Rockwell PLC and DCS systems.
  • Fundamental understanding of Process Safety Management (PSM) systems.
  • Knowledge and experience related to safety instrumented systems (SIS).
  • Understanding of Risk assessment principles.
  • Rockwell Plant PAX experience preferred.
  • Experience with AspenTech IP21 historian
  • MS SQL experience a plus.

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The Pay range for this role is $75,600.00 - $118,800.00 Annual

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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