Mechanical Engineer – ALL LEVELS

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

• 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

Mechanical Engineer

AdvanSix has a multidiscipline in-house design and engineering department experienced in developing and executing capital projects for our internal customers. This team is nested with the project management/project controls/construction groups providing direct collaboration individually and on teams.

The multidiscipline in-house design and engineering teamwork in collaboration with project managers, Operations, Procurement, Maintenance, and other engineers in the development of capital projects that strengthen our business. On project teams, the Mechanical Engineer is expected to work directly with stakeholders on projects to ensure reliability, productivity, safety, and environmental objectives are met.

Job Overview:

Perform a variety of engineering work in the initial planning and design phases of capital projects. Work closely with experienced personnel supporting the procurement, construction, and commissioning phases of projects with activities including assisting with preparation of labor/material estimates and design packages. Work typically performed in the office and in the field.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Interact positively with project team members to resolve day-to-day issues in a team environment.
  • Personally set a good example with all rules and regulations to achieve 100% universal compliance with HS&E (Health, Safety & Environmental) Procedures/Regulations.
  • Collect, compile, and validate field data including detailed dimensional measurements adjacent to hazardous locations, moving mechanical parts and noise.
  • Climb, ladders and stairs and work safely on uneven ground.
  • Compile and validate data for project reports, collect and compile field data, lead proposal efforts or assist as directed, document technical data for assigned projects or for management review.
  • Collect and interpret engineering data to develop project designs, and development of specifications and performance of detailed engineering.
  • Perform system walk downs to identify deficiencies and ensure compliance to design and customer requirements.
  • Review process package and prepare equipment/material specifications sheets to order items. Review with vendor to confirm capability and delivery to meet project objectives
  • Apply applicable engineering codes and standards including ANSI, API and ASME as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Select or validate materials of construction for piping, pressure vessels and above ground storage tanks.
  • Select or validate piping design and engineering including the use and selection of key components such as valves, hangers, supports, expansion loops, and spring cans.
  • Apply engineering analytical and technical tools such as Caesar II, PVElite, NozzlePro and Solidworks FEA.
  • 10% travel

Basic Qualifications:

  • BSME from a four (4) year accredited college or university.
  • 2+ years of work experience.
  • Knowledge of chemical plant piping systems and process equipment.
  • Able to read PFDs, P&IDs, line lists, equipment lists, and project scopes.
  • Is knowledge about how pressure and temperature effects material strength.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, 2D and possibly 3D.
  • Experience with SolidWorks or other Finite Element Methods (FEA) tools and applications.
  • Self-driven, energetic with analytical aptitude and a high regard to details.
  • Able to perform multiple tasks and follow tasks to completion.
  • Have excellent organization skills as week as strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and computer literacy required.
  • Possess the ability to excel in a team environment.
  • Possess sound judgement and strong problem-solving skills.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Co-op/Intern experience with industrial equipment, installations, or equipment layouts.
  • Hands-on experience in installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment in industrial facility.
  • Experience with a multidiscipline environment with the ability to coordinate with mechanical, civil, and electrical disciplines.
  • Exposure to PV Elite and Caesar II software.
  • Engineering Fundamentals Exam completed or planned for near term.
  • Familiar with ASME B31.3 and B31.1 and ASME Section VIII.
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!