Machine Reliability Engineer

Philadelphia, PA

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

Position Summary:

  • The Reliability Engineer works closely with field Maintenance Engineers, Project Engineers, operating area personnel, and all levels of the Maintenance organization to ensure the safe and profitable operation of the assigned plant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Vibration Monitoring program, working with third party contractor that collects data, entering in Preventive/Predictive Maintenance notifications for repair in SAP
  • Responsible equipment as Subject Matter Expert
    • Centrifugal pumps (overhung, between bearing, vertical, seal less, horizontal self-priming)
    • Positive displacement pumps (gear, diaphragm, screw)
    • Centrifugal compressors (>1500 hp)
    • Rotary screw air compressors and Receiver mounted reciprocating compressors
    • Blowers and fans
    • Elliott YR steam turbines
    • Process Chillers (>300-ton water cooled refrigerant compressors)
    • Cooling Towers (structure and mechanical rotating assembly)
    • All associated auxiliary equipment with the above (lube oil, seal flushes, coupling, motors, etc.)
    • Oversee field repairs on critical overhauls with mechanics and millwright
  • Execute Reliability Control Plans (RCPs) for responsible equipment, enter action items into GE APM/Meridium, and execute action items
    • Set up spare parts in SAP for components deemed critical as a result of the RCP
    • Develop Preventive/Predictive Maintenance plans for responsible equipment, enter scopes of work in SAP, work with Maintenance to set frequencies
    • Present capital upgrade projects with justification to management
    • Investigate low MTBF causes and develop upgrades to correct
  • Lead Management of Change (MOC) for responsible equipment
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis for failures and develop actions to prevent recurrence
  • Track PM compliance and feed PM work order coming due into the weekly maintenance schedule, track machinery work cost for PMs and upgrades/overhauls for next year planning
  • Develop scope of work for overhaul or upgrade activities on responsible equipment with QC
  • Write inspection/repair reports for major overhauls of equipment and input into reliability files
  • Support capital project team during design and implementation as machinery SME for applicable hold point approvals (per API 686)
  • Oversee lubrication program, working with maintenance department oiler for monitoring equipment through GE APM/Meridium rounds
  • Develop maintenance and reliability procedures as needed for responsible areas
  • Support turnaround planning and execution, including flange assembly QC

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certified preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in chemical/petrochemical plant maintenance and/or reliability engineering experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Internship/Co-op experience applying maintenance engineering principals to mechanical repair work for a variety of typical process plant equipment
  • Experience with Root Cause Failure Analysis and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Experience in a leadership role; temporary or interim assignment acceptable
  • Experience using drafting and design software Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to perform physical tasks in an industrial plant environment including, but not limited to climbing ladders and performing confined space entries
  • Knowledge of mechanical machinery design, selection, repair techniques and performance assessment
  • Strong educational background in materials, mechanics, fluid flow, dynamics and heat transfer
  • Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented with proven success working independently and in a multi-functional team environment
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple priorities
  • Able to use influence to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Hands-on experience using SAP work management system or similar
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

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.


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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!