Cyber Security Network Engineer

Richmond, VA
Information Technology

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. More information on AdvanSix can be found at


Are you an experienced network professional passionate about delivering solutions that enable secure and transformative work? Safe, Stable, and Sustainable Operations and Digital Transformation are strategic enablers that guide our work. Join a growing, contemporary IT team in this role with significant exposure and opportunity to grow! You will be responsible for advancing the cyber protections specific to our internal plant control network in partnership with IT and our CISO. At AdvanSix, we are our customers’ trusted partner for Advantaged Chemistries by caring, innovating, and advancing together. We value diversity and support inclusivity. Join the AdvanSix family today and advance with us!

What you will be doing:

  • Lead security initiatives that bolster the process control network (PCN) and operational technologies by working collaboratively with the cyber security team and network peers

  • Monitor and mitigate risk, leveraging various tools to recognize potential intrusion attempts and compromises through reviews and analysis of relevant event detail and summary information

  • Analyze industry and cyber security trends, assess applicability, make recommendations, and drive execution of deployments, and improve systems where possible.

  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and support of PCN upgrades and the distributed control systems (DCS)

  • Ensure the integrity and protection of networks and systems by creating and maintaining a complete and accurate inventory of PCN assets and ensuring adherence to current patching and security policies and conducting access management audits

  • Develop and document technical controls, procedures, and policies associated with standards related to the process control network

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field, e.g., Computer Science / Information Systems, Computer or Chemical Engineering, or field experience

  • Minimum of five years hands-on experience with network technologies, configuring, implementing, and supporting network technologies with a focus on security

  • Knowledge of networking concepts such as subnetting, routing, VLANs, wireless, Firewalls/ACLs, and common protocols; Network qualification such as CCNA, CCNP desirable

What will enable your success:

  • Be a dynamic, curious learner with desire to understand new perspectives and opportunities, to explore new ways to solve problems

  • Experience with or willing to develop skills related to cybersecurity controls and technologies, especially those specific tofirewalls, identity and access management, and system hardening

  • Capable of partnering across the organization to define and breakdown opportunities, identify logical solutions, and ability to anticipate and mitigate issues

  • Results oriented individual capable of handling projects individually and able to work efficiently in a team-oriented environment

  • Strong analytical, presentation, and interpersonal skills including active listening

  • Experience with storage arrays, Fibre Channel, and iSCSI; knowledge of Microsoft Windows Services

  • Familiarity with VMware vSphere or other virtualization solutions

  • Adaptive to change

  • Positive outlook; a belief that the future can be better than the present and that you can influence your future

  • Knowledge of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security desired

  • Some travel is required (10%); available for rotating on-call duty

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!