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Technical Engineering Leader

Hopewell, VA 23860, USA Req #904
Friday, June 21, 2024

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives, and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S. based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

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Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences


Position Summary: The Technical Engineering Leader is responsible for leading a highly trained team of engineers and driving continuous improvements in processes and production.



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 2-5 technical engineers to identify and implement longer term process improvement efforts, with the overall goal being to achieve improved safety, higher yields, productivity, better production rates, and higher attainment.
  • Manage/Support OSHA-PSM elements including management of change, pre-startup safety review, standard operating procedures, incident investigation, and process hazards analysis
  • Become an expert on the process chemistry, operating philosophy, and the process design basis for the equipment within the areas of responsibility.
  • Identify and implement improvements on basic control schemes and advanced process control strategies.
  • Assist in development of strategic activities for assigned areas such as STRAP roadmaps, AOP, capital strap, Innovation, and new products.
  • Interface with Supply Chain, Logistics, Quality, Operations, and Maintenance to ensure continuous improvement and seamless delivery of customer needs.
  • Mentor and Coach junior engineers


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean certification preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in production, process and/or manufacturing engineering within the chemical, petroleum, or polymer industrial manufacturing environments
  • 1-3 years of experience in engineering or manufacturing leadership or equivalent preferred



Additional Qualifications:

  • Proven history of delivering productivity through non-capital improvements and capital projects of all sizes
  • Deep experience in the fundamentals of production optimization and process design for a broad range of unit operations including reaction, distillation, refrigeration, and fired heaters, heat integration
  • Strong process and mechanical troubleshooting experience
At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Other details

  • Job Family SC02 - ISC Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Hopewell, VA 23860, USA