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DuPont Continuous Improvement Engineer in Buffalo, New York

Continuous Improvement Engineer (Job Number: 213552W-01)


The Yerkes site in Buffalo, NY is one of two manufacturing locations for the production of Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride film produced by the PhotoVoltaics and Advanced Materials business unit in the DuPont Company. Tedlar® film is used in a wide variety of applications serving global Industrial and Photovoltaic markets. The Tedlar ® facilities at Yerkes consist of polymerization units, film casting and numerous converting operations such as surface treatment and roll slitting. The Yerkes site currently manufactures Tedlar ® film and Corian® solid surfaces.

This position will be the continuous improvement engineer supporting the Tedlar ® Casting Area. The individual will be responsible for developing and executing engineering solutions to continuously improve process capability in the areas of safety, productivity, reliability, and quality.

This is a full-time position. Some off-hours work and limited travel will be required. The plant operates on a 24/7 schedule.



Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in Engineering from an ABET Accredited Program.

  • 5-7 yearsin the area of chemical/process manufacturing desired.

  • Strong technical, analytical and functional skills.

  • Demonstrated problem solving/analytical ability

  • Experience and knowledge in the manufacture of orientedfilm- extrusion, conveyance and distillation.

  • Demonstratedexpertise in the application of film processing and handling equipmentincluding extrusion, transport rolls, clutches, winders, tension control,web surface treaters, vision systems, roll slitters

  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical processes andmethodologies applicable to a manufacturing setting

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of chemicalmanufacturing unit operations.

  • Provenability to drive timely and highly effective results while positivelyinfluencing others

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot chemical processes

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and managemultiple, complex, time-sensitive projects

  • Ability to positively influence others through high personalstandards and operating discipline

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead both strategiclong-term programs/projects as well as address short-term operational issues

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influenceleadership, peers, and mechanics; able to take a "hands-on" approachwith operators and mechanics to drive change and get results

  • Desire to work in a fast paced, customer focusedenvironment

  • Abilityto handle multiple tasks and a high-volume workload with shifting andcompeting priorities

  • Experiencewith Process Safety Management

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills must work wellin both self-managed and team environments

Primary Location: NA-United States-New York-Buffalo

Organization: Non Core

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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