Lead Reliability Engineer

Chester, 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.

Position Summary: The Lead Reliability Engineer provides mentoring and technical guidance to maintenance engineers along with working closely with Maintenance leadership and first line supervisors, operating area personnel, project engineers and personnel throughout the plant to ensure the safe, profitable, and reliable operation of the plant.

Duties Responsibilities:

•Oversee equipment lubrication, vibration analysis, and other mechanical reliability programs.

•Develop and implement Reliability Control Plans for numerous equipment classes to drive long-term improvements in reliability and operational performance.

•Advise on proper execution and documentation of repair and preventive maintenance (PM) activities. Where necessary support job plan and shop paper development in support these activities.

•Perform SME duties for rotating equipment to support maintenance engineers and mechanical crafts.

•Identify and interface with preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists, and technical support consultants.

•Support the capital improvement process for new equipment installations and upgrades by ensuring design-for-reliability and design-for-maintainability concerns are incorporated.

•Provide analysis of failed equipment to determine and eliminate cause(s).

•Assist contract vibration technicians and maintenance engineers with rotating equipment vibration analysis, condition monitoring data interpretation and recommended actions.

•Provide assistance to Maintenance and Operations with equipment performance troubleshooting as required.

•Develop, maintain and update maintenance and reliability documentation (e.g. repair reports, bill of materials, upgrade recommendations) for critical plant equipment.

Basic Qualifications:

•BS in mechanical engineering or related field

•10+ years chemical/petrochemical plant maintenance and/or reliability engineering experience

Additional Qualifications:

•Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

•Knowledge of mechanical equipment design, selection, repair techniques and performance assessment

•Experience with Root Cause Failure Analysis and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

•Well-rounded field experience applying reliability engineering principals to mechanical repair work for a variety of process plant equipment

•Familiarity interpreting and applying industry design, repair and installation standards and best practices to mechanical equipment

•Certification(s) related to vibration analysis and other predictive technologies

•Self-motivated and goal-oriented individual with proven success working independently and in a multi-functional team environment

•Excellent organizational, planning and verbal/written communication skills

•Able to use influence to accomplish goals and objectives

•Hands-on experience using SAP work management system and Meridium/APM

•Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

•Experience with maintenance work execution/supervision in a unionized environment

•Proficient use of MS Office Suite of software products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Don’t meet every single requirement? At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. 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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  • 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!