Safety Specialist

Richmond, VA
Health, Safety & Environment

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 Safety Specialist provides site level support for driving safety excellence. This position focuses on the implementation of effective management systems that assure regulatory compliance, management of HSE (Health, Safety, and Environmental) programs, achievement of performance excellence at the operating level, and supporting a mature HSE culture via the systematic processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to HSE excellence and a passion for occupational safety
  • Lead by example and engage and inspire employees daily to want to work safely and look out for their co-workers’ well-being
  • Develop and support the implementation of HSE programs and practices consistent with the regulatory and corporate requirements
  • Provide expert technical support across the organization
  • Assist in establishing vision, goals, objectives, and targets for HSE performance; assist in developing quality metrics to drive performance improvement
  • Provide expert hands-on technical involvement on issues, programs, and processes involving compliance with HSE standards and policies
  • Provide assistance to maintain and improve site HSE Management System in accordance with Responsible Care 14001 standards
  • Provide expert technical support for Industrial Hygiene Programs including Personnel & Area Sampling, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) selection and compliance, Hazard Communication Program, Chemical Approvals, and Training
  • Participate in HSE activities and teams to improve and drive the HSE maturity level via Continuous Improvement
  • Support the HSE programs by engaging and spending in the time operating areas daily
  • Manage the site loss prevention programs
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and verification of the site’s compliance training programs
  • Assist and support the operating areas on a 24/7 basis as needed. (i.e. plant turn a rounds)

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in an occupational safety, health, or environmental role is a MUST. Please do not apply unless you have related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in safety or environmental science, engineering, chemistry, or related
  • Professional certification (CSP, ASP, CHST, OHST, etc.) a plus
  • Six Sigma (Green Belt certified) or equivalent experience implementing productivity / continuous improvement projects is desired

Additional Qualifications:

  • Thorough working understanding of US Occupational Safety, EPA, etc. laws and regulations
  • Experience with ISO based management systems, RC14001 experience preferred
  • Industrial hygiene experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide timely and effective communications to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all level of an organization
  • Strong decision-making skills with bias for action balanced with consensus building abilities
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple / varied tasks efficiently
  • Demonstrated proficiency with incident investigations and root cause analysis
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, databases, SAP, graphics)



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!