DuPont Probiotic Finished Format Process Engineer (Pharmaceutical) in Madison, Wisconsin

Probiotic Finished Format Process Engineer (Pharmaceutical) (Job Number: 010501W-01)


DuPont Nutrition & Health is a $3.5 billion business and is a global leader in the food industry addressing the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, and bio-based ingredients to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. The range of food ingredients and solutions provided through the global network of food scientists and technologist in DuPont help provide enhanced bio-protection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food, beverages and dietary supplements.

DuPont Madison site is currently seeking a Finish Format Process Engineer to strengthen our growing Probiotic business. The process engineer will support the finish format probiotic tolling operation by providing process improvement, troubleshooting, piloting, and implementation of new products.


  • This position will provide process improvement, troubleshooting, pilot, and implementation support to the finished format probiotic tolling operation


  • Responsible for troubleshooting and performing validation runs for capsule and sachet making operation (capsule, sachet, tablets) at toller sites or for internal production

  • Specify and measure pertinent powder parameters to assess finish format process feasibility at an early development stage

  • Coordinate new product transfers to toller or internal facility for finished formats

  • Responsible for testing and evaluating new technologies related to finished formats

  • Support engineering project for designing and commissioning new equipment for finished formats

  • Responsible for acquiring and maintaining knowledge of equipment at toller site and at in-house site

  • Manage cost reduction programs through manufacturing cost improvements, variable cost tracking, measuring, reporting

  • Leads problem identification and solving

  • Sets expectations for technical assumptions, total quality, continuous improvement

  • Discovers new technologies, benchmarks, promotes/manages technology innovation system

  • Supports and leads global and local projects: assessing payback and resources, initiating, planning, executing, and timelines management

  • Communicates internally and cross-functionally (expectations, performance, and results).

  • Acts in compliance with all company policies including, but not limited to: Quality, Safety, Food Safety, Environmental, cGMPs, and HACCP

  • Responsible for adherence to all quality systems including, ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 Food Safety with an understanding of DuPont Corporate Quality policies and procedures



  • B.S. in Mechanical, Packaging, Chemical engineering or related degree (advanced university degree preferred)

  • Project management and communication skills highly valued

  • Food/pharmaceutical plant design expertise (such as equipment selection, efficient layouts), process design expertise (equipment sizing, heat loads, etc.), and the ability to participate in, and lead, a design team

  • Industrial experience in capsule and sachet filling and validation (equipment, cleaning, process, etc.) a plus

  • Powder handling/characterization experience a plus


  • Ability to travel 30% or more

  • Limited handling of hazardous materials such as dusts, strong acids and strong bases

  • The position will be based in our Madison site, Wisconsin.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Wisconsin-Madison

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced