Chemical Process Operator – Hopewell

Richmond, 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

Position Summary:

The Chemical Operators work on a rotating shift team, focusing on field and control room chemical unit operations for safely running process systems and associated equipment during their shift.

Typical duties of the operator role include but are not limited to the following: The Field Operator operates field equipment, draws process samples and prepares equipment for maintenance. The Control Room Operator monitors and operates equipment and facilities which includes combustion units, scrubbers, absorption towers, heat exchangers, and tanks via the Distributed Control System (DCS).   

Summary of the Main Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to standard work and standard operating procedures to ensure unit safety, quality and production goals are met
  • Responsible to take and interpret readings on various equipment assessing any variation to standard troubleshooting and taking action to bring the process back to standard
  • Troubleshoot process issues and take corrective action to ensure a safe and sustainable operating area
  • Ability to handle and work with highly hazardous chemicals and the ability to wear and work in full body PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Effectively communicating and escalating processes upsets and/or equipment issues within the organization

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 2 years of experience in a manufacturing, industrial, and/or chemical plant environment

Additional Qualifications:

  • 1 year of Chemical Operations background/experience is strongly preferred
  • Ability to work on a 12-hour rotating shift schedule
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to perform the physical labor associated with the job
  • Possess a strong work ethic and initiative to learn new processes
  • Ability to work at elevated heights – greater than 50 feet
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a safe workspace based on following standard work
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and take corrective action within an industrial setting
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills
  • The ability to handle and work with highly hazardous chemical intermediates
  • Ability to wear and work in full body PPE (personal protective equipment) which includes acid suit (acid jacket & acid pants) – full face respirator and hood
  • Ability to load and unload bulk liquid chemical trucks and rail cars
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate through multiple layers of an organization
  • Computer literate


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!