Amines Staff Engineer

Portsmouth, VA

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




  • Become an expert on the process chemistry, the operating philosophy, and the process design basis for the equipment in order to provide technical support to the operating areas
  • Effective use and compliance to OSHA-PSM elements including Process Hazards Analysis, Management of Change, Pre-Startup Safety Review, Incident Investigation, and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Become the technical lead for work teams with a goal to identify and implement productivity projects to achieve improved safety, quality, attainment, yields, and cost
  • Lead the development of Front End Process Design Packages for capital improvements to address safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and cost opportunities
  • Clearly and effectively communicate (verbal and written) new ideas, recommendations, and continuous improvements with cross functional work teams
  • Identify and implement improvements on basic control schemes and advanced process control strategies
  • Develop and use plant tracking systems to monitor and improve performance of various process indicators (KPI’s)
  • Successfully manage multiple priorities


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 4+ years experience in process, production and/or manufacturing engineering within the chemical, petroleum and/or polymer industrial manufacturing environments
  • Strong commitment to process and occupational safety


Additional Qualifications:

  • 7 years experience in process, production and/or manufacturing engineering within the chemical, petroleum or polymer industrial manufacturing environments preferred
  • Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in quality and statistical tools to drive operational improvements including control charts, process capability analysis, measurement system analysis, and root cause investigations
  • Ability to generate significant process improvements in areas of process safety, environmental systems, quality, yield, energy, and capacity
  • Experience in the fundamentals of production optimization and process design for a broad range of unit operations including reaction, hydrogenation, distillation, continuous centrifugation, filtration, heat exchange, slurry and liquid material transfer, and utility systems
  • Familiar with plant Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Experion or similar
  • Strong process and mechanical troubleshooting experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively at all levels of an organization (from hourly union employees to business leaders)
  • Strong computer skills, including process simulation and design tools, and statistical analysis software
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.

Application Process

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  • It is easy to apply for AdvanSix jobs online. Create a profile in DayForce and upload your resume or fill in the form with your job history.
  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!