Health and Safety Manager

Richmond, VA
Health, Safety & Environment

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 Health & Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring we operate our facility in a safe and secure manner and in compliance with all corporate, local, state, and federal regulatory requirements while maintaining robust emergency response program. This role champions Health & Safety continuous improvement in the workplace through influencing employee engagement, team members, activities, and programs.  The role is one of a working leader with direct reports and reports to the site Plant Manager. 



Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and implement specific tools and initiatives to increase awareness, engagement, and capability to achieve overall site health and safety objectives. 
  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate health and safety performance to drive continuous improvement. 
  • Drive execution of the enterprise wide HSE strategic plan and ensure alignment to site objectives.
  • Share learnings and good practices with other parts of the organization; actively contribute to corporate initiatives. 
  • Drive continuous improvements in focused areas, such as hazard recognition and human factors.
  • Coordinate efforts to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures and local and state regulations. 
  • Support development of safety training materials and programs for all teammates
  • Develop and update all required written standards, policies, and procedures in accordance with company, local, state, and federal standards. 
  • Coordinate with other HSE functions on all on-site health, safety and security surveys including but not limited to noise and air monitoring, ergonomic surveys, insurance reviews, and other internal and external audits/assessments. 
  • Ensure safety investigations and causal assessments are completed for all significant incidents occurring at the plant, including hazard assessments, recommendations for improvements, and communication of resolution to all affected employees. 
  • Be a role model and advocate for the use of the STOP process.
  • Evaluate and give recommendations on ergonomics and safety for new equipment/line layout and design. 
  • Coordinate resources and contribute to the RC 14001 process. 
  • Ensure building security and compliance meet or exceed company standards. 
  • In consultation with company requirements, support internal safety audits and inspections to ascertain compliance with applicable legal requirements, company safety policies, and the facility’s Safety Compliance Program and appropriately document such events and efforts undertaken to address identified concerns. 
  • Ensure reporting of OSHA recordable/lost time incidences and required facility data based on incident reporting rules. 
  • Prepare written Emergency Response Plan and execute necessary procedures to validate.
  • Maintain the Business Continuity Plan for the site.
  • Assure proper retention of all applicable governmental records required of the facility to meet all federal, state, and company record retention requirements. 
  • File all required permits, forms, and documentation as required by the governing local, state/federal agencies within the required timeframe. Lead and mentor your direct reports. 



Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in occupational safety, health or related discipline  
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Health, Safety, Security and/or Emergency Response areas in a utility generation, chemical manufacturing, or heavy industrial setting
  • 3+ years of leadership/people-management or equivalent experience 



Additional Qualifications:   

  • Demonstrated experience in safety cultural change and continuous improvement. 
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and Worker’s Compensation Law 
  • Strong computer and Microsoft Office Skills  
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including training and presentation skills.  
  • Strong technical writing skills (policies, procedures, reference manuals, etc.)  
  • Ability to influence with integrity without direct control, across all levels of the organization.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and employee relations skills  
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.  
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment. 


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!