DuPont Diagnostics Instrument Systems Technician in Wilmington, Delaware

Diagnostics Instrument Systems Technician (Job Number: 010854W-01)


DuPont Nutrition & Health is seeking an Instrument Technician to be cross-trained to support its Diagnostics Integrated Operations and Supply Chain facilities at the Boulden Circle Distribution Center in New Castle, DE.

Overall responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing routine maintenance and repair of diagnostic instruments.

  • Computer support including hardware repair/modifications, software validation, and system troubleshooting.

  • Testing and qualifying instruments.

  • Preparing instruments for customer delivery.

  • Participating in continuous improvement activities to increase the quality and productivity of the operations.

  • Working in a safe and effective manner.

The Instrument Technician will be a member of the Integrated Operation team, focused on the following:

  • BAX X5 instrument support

  • BAX Q7 instrument support

  • BAX Classic instrument support

  • Instrument software development

  • Instrument computer system upgrades

  • Customer technical support


To be considered for this position, you must have the following:

  • AS Degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering

  • 3+ years working in an IT environment or in a manufacturing environment.

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Optics aptitude

  • Ability to lift up to 60 pounds

  • Ability to Write SOP’s

  • Demonstrated ability to work safely and effectively in a manufacturing environment.

  • Capability to manage by influence, building persuasive arguments based on logic, data and the objective merits of the situation.

  • Ability to recommend and introduce changes with a Continuous Improvement mindset toward productivity, costs, yield improvements, etc; Being proactive by taking action before being asked; Question the way things are done; Work with colleagues in a respectful and caring manner.

The following additional skill sets are preferred by the site:

  • Microsoft Certification

  • Demonstrated work experience in Diagnostics Operations/processes (as noted above).

  • Continuous Improvement, Lean, DPS experience.

  • Basic power wiring experience.

  • Experience with waste management procedures.

DuPont N&H produces a wide variety of products under many brand names. Consumers experience our products and services every day: in yogurt that uses our dairy cultures to provide an acidic taste and pectin to distribute the fruit evenly; in nutrition bars that contain protein and fiber from our soy ingredients; in sandwich bread and cheese that contain our enzymes, emulsifiers and dairy cultures; in salad dressing that uses our stabilizers and antioxidants for perfect texture and sustained freshness.

The BAX Detection System and the RiboPrinter Microbial Characterization System lead our diagnostics offering. Dedicated to food safety and protection with pathogen detection and microbial monitoring that help food, pharmaceutical and personal care companies protect their products, productivity and brands.

At DuPont, we are committed to looking for solutions in everything we do. Our mission calls for using innovation to solve problems, reduce operating costs, improve reliability, and reduce our environmental footprint. Our “Let’s Solve” manifesto reminds us of our purpose and the value of our work.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma (±13 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced