E/I Designer

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. More information on AdvanSix can be found at https://www.advansix.com.

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
  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating AdvanSix sites)
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences 


Position Summary:

An Electrical and Instrumentation Designer is integral to the Engineering and Design Team’s mission of creating projects to keep the facility operating smoothly and efficiently.  With skills such as drafting and field research, the designer will help the team develop capital projects. This role helps AdvanSix sustain and further its Health, Safety, and Environmental responsibilities from the front end by designing the processes put into actioin. An E/I designer works hand in hand with engineering, project management and plant area personnel to create a cohesive team effort to help improve production and efficiency.

Summary of the Main Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Kick off Meetings, field walkdowns and verifications
  • Design projects using AutoCad and analyzing field date in an operating facility
  • Understand construction practices, vendor documentation/schematics and confirm compliance with plant and national codes and standards
  • Understand/Design drawings for installation details, motor control single lines, room layouts, connection diagrams, cable schedules, lighting, power and instrumentation.
  • Understand/Learn general process packages and P&ID reading and comprehension

We are open to candidates with one or both of the following levels of experience:

  • A Minimum of 5 years’ Electrical and Instrumentation experience in an industrial manufacturing facility (chemical, pulp/paper, refinery, etc.), with entry level skills in or a willingness to learn AutoCAD.


  • Associate’s degree in Electrical and or Instrument design with solid Autocad 2D and 3D experience and a willingness to learn construction methods in an industrial facility.


Overview of the Team:

The E/I Designer will work with a team of diverse, specialized individuals within both designer and engineering roles.  Each team member brings one or more of the necessary traits to help the team work towards fulfilling the requirements of each project.  Leaders are here to mentor and help guide each team member’s progress, which in turn allows the Team to be successful.


Opportunities for Career Growth and/or Training:

As an E/I Designer 1, there are levels of growth within the role itself which can lead to level 2 & 3 Designer and Senior Designer.  A progression through the designer roles can also lead to opportunities in Engineering, Maintenance planning, Reliability or Technical specialties, as you further your career goals and desires. As an added plus, AdvanSix supports career progression by offering tuition reimbursement.  The role offers full growth potential within the Designer group and beyond.

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!