Maintenance Engineer 2

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.

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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 Maintenance Engineer II works closely with the Operations, Reliability, Production Teams, was well as all levels of the Manufacturing organization to ensure the safe and profitable operation of the AdvanSix Chesterfield plant. This position plays an integral role in ensuring equipment runs properly and efficiently through thorough failure analysis, overseeing repairs and modifications, preventative maintenance, and reporting.

Summary of the Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide the first line of technical support and direction to maintenance and operation personnel for issues related to stationary and rotating equipment maintenance and reliability.
  • Prepare formal technical reports to document repair actions, failure analyses, equipment, and process improvements and inspection findings
  • Advise on proper execution and documentation of repair and preventive maintenance (PM) activities for rotating equipment; where necessary, support job plan and shop paper development in support these activities
  • Identify and interface with preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists, and technical support consultants
  • Support equipment installations/upgrades by ensuring design-for-maintainability and reliability are incorporated into projects


Required 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


Overview of the Team:

Team Size and type of each position: Maintenance Department consisting of 13 Salary personnel (1 Maintenance Manager, 1 Maintenance Execution Leader, 4 Engineers, 3 Maintenance Planners, 1 Scheduler, 3 First Line Supervisors), 25 hourly craft

Team Environment: You will be working closely with Maintenance Planning and Execution personnel, hourly craft personnel and all levels of Operations personnel for the safe execution of preventative maintenance and repair activities on various equipment throughout the plant.  Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must to plan, coordinate and execute all activities safely. You must be able to drive performance and influence other resources who do not directly work for you


Opportunities for Career Growth and/or Training:

This is a great opportunity to learn about new chemical processes and maintenance excellence principles. This position can lead to higher in field technical roles, Maintenance Leader responsibilities, and opportunities in Capital Project technical or project management positions. AdvanSix supports career progression by offering tuition reimbursement.  


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.

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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!