Manufacturing Manager

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.

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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
  • 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: The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for leading and setting the direction for the Frankford plant locations with overall responsibility for safety and environmental stewardship, productivity and costs, asset utilization, and employee staffing and development.


Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Manage daily operations to meet area objectives for HS&E, Quality, On-Time Delivery, cost per pound and overtime; set area vision and manage accordingly

·         Work with Maintenance Implementation group to assure maintenance and reliability needs are met within budget constraints

·         Work with Customer Excellence organization to maintain inventory control and on-time delivery

·         Interface with SIOP (Sales Inventory and Operations Planning) team to meet/exceed customer expectations and business goals

·         Responsible for Operations team meeting safety and environmental goals; accountable for compliance with Safety and Environmental procedures, including MOC, PPE compliance, and Incident Investigation and closure

·         Leverage Business Performance Management System to respond to KPI’s and correcting exceptions to drive plant performance, including cost, OEE, and quality

·         Drive task safety observation process to ensure occupational safety and process safety hazards are effectively addressed

·         Maintain communications and collaboration with the business and functional organizations in support of business objectives

·         Develop and rollout organization and individual metrics, goals, and objectives aligned to tie short-term and strategic objectives

·         As a member of Plant Leadership Team, collaborate with other Leadership Team members to set production execution strategy; support plant management in setting overall site strategy

·         Provide strategic input in developing and implementing AOP initiatives and provide input into the site Strategic Plan (STRAP), Annual Operating Plan (AOP), and capital budget

·         Provide career development and guidance for direct reports

·         Participate in Labor Contract Negotiations process; participate in the grievance resolution process

·         Partner with Human Resources, Staffing, and Training groups to cultivate pipeline of talent for Front-Line Supervisors, Maintenance Coordinators, Production Engineers, and Reliability Engineers



Basic Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, business, or technical discipline

·         5+ years of experience in manufacturing industries such as chemical, pulp and paper, Petrochemical, or pharmaceutical


Additional Qualifications:

·         Demonstrated experience or certification in Lean manufacturing principles

·         Continuous chemical/polymer experience preferred

·         Experience with safety, lockout, and securing permits preferred

·         Strong leadership skills; ability to foster teamwork, motivate others, and coach others to improve their skills

·         Strong interpersonal skills

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills

·         Fundamental mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot equipment problems is a plus

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization

·         Able to manage multiple priorities

·         Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office


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!