At DuPont, not the functions are described, but the relevant value-adding processes. For each production unit, there is an up-to-date description, from input (suppliers) via transformation (converting the raw materials into finished products) to output (products and services). This description includes which roles and role levels are necessary to perform all activities. The roles are grouped in three ‘role families’: Process, Engineering and Support. The key roles in the value-adding processes are:
The Process technician controls among other things the entire process in his field of activity, meaning: all common field tasks and controlling the process from the central control room. In addition, he performs a number of management tasks, enabling his team to operate independently.
Required education: MTS (secondary technical school) process technique, VAPRO-B (vocational training process operator), or equivalent.
Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) technician
The E&I technician is among other things responsible for repairing technical failures in a wide range of electrical instruments and installations. In addition to maintenance, reliability improvement is a key factor of the activities.
Required education: MBO electrical engineering, possibly supplemented with relevant courses in the field of process control.
The Maintenance technician, or mechanical technician, is among other things responsible for repairing technical failures in equipment and installations. In addition to preventive maintenance, reliability improvement is also a key factor of the activities.
Required education: MTS mechanical engineering or equivalent.
The Laboratory technician checks among other things the quality of the production processes, from raw materials through the final products, to ensure that the quality of the product that is shipped to the customer, is good.
Required education: MLO (intermediate laboratory education) or equivalent.