Automation and Process Control Engineer - Wilmington, DE | Biospace
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Automation and Process Control Engineer


Wilmington, DE
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Automation, Engineering,

Job Description

Together, We Can Solve the World’s Greatest Challenges
The solution to many of the most fundamental challenges facing the world today can be found in science. But providing for the food, energy and safety needs of a growing population will require more than science alone. It will require many people working together to devise solutions that improve the lives of people everywhere. DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we’re looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best it can be.

About DuPont Industrial Biosciences
DuPont Industrial Biosciences comprises an unmatched portfolio of capabilities in industrial biotechnology and bio-based solutions. The unique combination of agricultural, biotechnology, chemical and material science capabilities allows DuPont Industrial Biosciences to deliver cost-effective products with superior performance and sustainability aspects to a range of industries.  Bringing together the expertise from Danisco, Genencor, and DuPont has yielded a unique combination of strengths in enzyme technology, materials science, and bioprocessing. We call it Powered by DuPont™ Genencor® Science. It’s what powers the innovations to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, we invite you to apply for the following opportunity in Wilmington, DE:

Automation & Process Control Engineer

The Automation & Process Control Engineer position will support Industrial Biosciences research laboratories at Experimental Station – Wilmington, DE. Responsibilities will include system administration, application programming, and proactively and independently resolving technical issues.

Support Research and Development, with focus on developing software applications
Provide both system administration and application programming
Able to proactively and independently resolve issues
Work collaboratively with IT function as systems steward to support lab/pilot plant operations
PLC Programming, HMI design and programming
Translate scientific Needs / Requests into Design and Specifications through collaborative discussions


Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience in an analytical laboratory or a pilot plant
Minimum of 5 years or more of experience with automation and process control, preferably in a research lab or pilot plant environment.
Experience with Structured Programming
Experience with SCADA systems, preferably Ignition
Ability to use SCADA system, Excel macros for interfacing with Oracle database, OSI PI data historian
PLC Programming
Experience with Python or Java preferred
Flexibility to monitor and perform remote SCADA administration
Ability to Trouble Shoot Systems Issues
HMI design and programming desirable
Demonstrated Ability to translate scientific Needs / Requests into Design and Specifications through collaborative discussions
Demonstrated ability to design and implement low maintenance error free applications
Experience with OPC Servers, Tunneller configuration and relational databases (Oracle) are preferred.
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Attention to detail
Enjoys working in a team environment to solve problems