Sr. Technical Engineer

Hopewell, 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 Technical Engineer interacts with the business, R&D, and plant groups to identify improvements and expansions to existing product lines and products. This position supports new products and processes that will sustain and grow the business. This position ensures that the process engineering standards, process safety, environmental compliance and procedures are met for the assigned area(s). The Technical Engineer provides process technology support and operations support to operating plant areas.


 Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Become an expert on the process chemistry, operating philosophy, and the process design basis for the equipment   

• Work within teams to identify and implement longer term process improvement efforts, with the overall goal being to achieve improved safety, higher yields, better production rates, and higher attainment  

• Identify and implement improvements on basic control schemes and advanced process control strategies   

• Develop process economics, feasibility studies, and project justification pitches  

• Assist plant operations in key growth, cost savings, or stability projects  

• Ensure quality assurance of engineering calculations, process simulations, and engineering drawings  

• Assist in development of strategic and long-term focus for assigned area to encompass planning for projects into AOP and STRAP  

• Interface with Supply Chain, Quality, DCS, and other groups as necessary to ensure continuous improvement and seamless delivery of customer needs  



Basic Qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering

• 5-10 years of experience in process, production, and/or manufacturing engineering within the chemical, petroleum, and/or polymer industrial manufacturing environments 



Additional Qualifications: 

• Experience in large and small molecule production at an industrial scale  

• Experience in major and minor process equipment design, selection, commissioning, and startup  

• Experience in Aspen Plus, PipeFlo, Minitab, Excel, InstruCalc, trending software preferred.

• Experience in Process Safety Management covered processes   

• Familiarity with DCS programs such as Experion, Foxboro, or DeltaV   

• Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt certification a plus

• 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 projects and influence to accomplish goals and objectives  


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!