DuPont Cooper River Chemical Engineering Consultant in Charleston, South Carolina

Cooper River Chemical Engineering Consultant (Job Number: 200815W-01)



The Cooper River Site located near Charleston, SC has an exciting opportunity for a Chemical Engineering Consultant/Manufacturing Representative for growth projects within the Transportation and Advanced Polymers business within the Specialty Products Division of DowDupont.

The successful candidate is responsible for representing manufacturing in the scale-up and engineering of processes selected to be constructed, commissioned and operated at the site.


  • Fully understands the chemistry, process equipment and automation technology associated with the project.

  • Represents and works with plant operations team to establish efficient operations to meet business and plant goals in the areas of Environment, Health & Safety, quality, productivity, energy intensity, and reliability.

  • Serves as the Manufacturing Representative in project reviews at all stages of the project to ensure manufacturing feasibility and operability meeting above objectives.

  • Networks with other engineers on site and within the business to leverage knowledge of plant operations

  • Ensures Most Effective Technology (MET) is understood and implemented as applicable to the project.

  • Leads and participates in commissioning and start-up of project related processes and ancillary equipment.

  • Ensures Operating Discipline / Management Systems are in place prior to start-up.

  • Implements standardized best practices to optimize operations.

  • Works with process automation resources to ensure process control is strategies are implemented to effectively monitor and control the process.

  • Supports plant roles in procedure usage, creation, reviews, updates and approvals when assigned.

  • As required communicate technical information and issues to plant personnel, centers of excellence and other expertise centers.

  • Participates in a Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) review of projects.

  • Assists with implementation of Process Safety Management safety principles.

  • Follows process safety requirements in Change of Design, Management of Changes related to improvement projects.

  • Ensures effective new raw material and/or new product introduction in accordance with new product introduction process.

  • Perform periodic tasks required to maintain compliance with the plant’s license to operate and certification to ISO-14001

  • Provide training in responsible area as process Subject Matter Expert (SME) to technical staff and operations as needed.

  • The successful candidate will be required to travel to master technology at remote locations as needed and may be required to manage start-up/operational issues on off-hours.



Minimum requirements:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering with 5+ years previous industrial manufacturing experience. Experience in continuous and batch chemical processes is preferred.

Core competencies:

  • Experience in developing and executing improvement projects in a 24/7 manufacturing operation

  • Proven ability to drive timely and highly effective results while positively influencing others

  • Strong interpersonal skills to both network and to be an effective team member within the High Performance Work System (HPWS) environment

  • Solid demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and a high-volume workload with shifting and competing priorities

  • Strong teamwork and organization skills

  • Understanding and demonstrated use of Six Sigma methodology

  • Experience with Process Safety Management

  • Good collaboration skills: Must work with multiple groups to achieve business objectives and personnel success with diplomacy and tact.

  • Courageous Leadership: Must be able to chart paths that are not routine and gain support to achieve success though influence.

Other desired experience:

  • Previous experience with specialty batch processes, extruders, and good manufacturing practices for medical products

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certified

  • Lean manufacturing experience

Primary Location: NA-United States-South Carolina-Charleston

Organization: Transportation & Advanced Polymers

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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