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Automation and Process Control Intern Johnston United States,  

Dupont Biosciences (company)

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

Job Description

DuPont Pioneer, a world leader in agricultural genetics, has an opportunity in our Engineering organization for an intern in our Automation and Process Control (A&PC) Operations Support group at our Johnston, Iowa corporate office.
The A&PC Engineering Intern will have responsibility as a member of the A&PC support team for the DuPont Pioneer North America Region. Duties will include:
  • Design, develop, and troubleshoot PLC-based automation systems
    • Hardware and software
    • Remote or on-site
  • Design, develop, and troubleshoot site HMI systems
  • Support servers and workstations (virtual and physical) that HMI and PLC systems run on
  • Assist with startups and checkouts
  • Develop projects to reduce production downtime related to automation systems
  • Document projects and troubleshooting findings
The A&PC Engineering support group at DuPont Pioneer manages the support of control systems used in the operation of a diverse group of processes involved in the production of agricultural seed products. The control systems used in our processes include Rockwell (Allen-Bradley) hardware and software products, the Apriso MES software platform, VFD s, robotics, vision systems, sensor devices, etc.  Typical information systems involved include:  Process Control Network (PCN), servers, VM s, firewalls, Cisco switches, security, version control, IP address management, and disaster recovery.

Job Qualifications

Currently enrolled in a four year electrical, software, or computer engineering degree program (or related fields) with at least two years of study completed.  Previous experience or internship with control systems or instrumentation preferred. 
Competencies and Experience Desired
  • Competent in efficient use of computer tools & engineering software
  • Able to work independently and simultaneously manage multiple jobs
  • General working knowledge of project execution methodology
    • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Fluent oral and written English skills
  • Good team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • Apply technical and analytical reasoning skills to develop innovative solutions

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies in late 2018 or early 2019. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.


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