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Design Engineering Leader

Hopewell, VA 23860, USA Req #493
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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. More information on AdvanSix can be found at

Position Summary: The Design Engineering Leader is responsible for the adherence to plant health, safety, and environmental guidelines and requirements. This position works with teams of engineers, maintenance, materials management, and operations employees to plan and assist in the implementation and/or resolution of issues that improve safety, quality, reliability, and process control. This position utilizes and leverages the ASIX standards to successfully support capital projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Manage the mechanical discipline cost in supporting the capital projects; ensure all goals and metrics are met or exceeded

· Insist on value engineering

· Encourage innovation and new technologies

· Oversee the mechanical engineering and design teams within the capital engineering organization

· Adopt and leverage ASIX Engineering Standards; maintain or support any site-specific requirements or standards, as deemed necessary

· Develop civil and structural specifications, perform vendor contacts, bid evaluations, and value engineering; effectively communicate the results to the team

· Dynamically assess and perform calculations for piping and equipment design using current codes; assess and perform piping stress analysis and code analysis

· Conduct or champion mechanical design review with all stakeholders

· Ensure QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control) requirements are adequately developed and met for capital installations

· Engage in the detailed mechanical engineering and work with designers and/or CAD operators to ensure accuracy and consistency in drawing presentation and information

· Support operations and maintenance as needed; implement new techniques and technologies, such as protective coatings, to continuously improve plant operations and equipment reliability

· Monitor project quality, schedule, and productivity for mechanical engineering work

· Establish relationships with key suppliers to support plant requirements and introduce new products; develop relationship with key procurement representatives

· Drive non-capital solutions and alternative analyses

· Quickly assess and make recommendations (rapid problem solving) regarding mechanical issues

· Provide project scoping input to ensure estimate accuracy and appropriate materials and methods are utilized in an efficient design

· Review and approve key engineering drawings as required

· Some travel is required (10-20%)

Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical or instrument engineering

· 10 years of experience in electrical and instrumentation design in chemical or similar industry required

Additional Qualifications:

· Experience and site-specific knowledge in providing support on

· AutoCAD knowledge, 2D (3D and CADWorx (3D Plant design software) a plus)

· Proficient in Microsoft Office and Minitab statistical analysis program

· Knowledgeable of document management and document control systems (Documentum and AM Meridian)

· Experience using SAP is desired

· Must be customer-focused; dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers

· Must be an agent for change; not satisfied with the status quo

· Must have a willingness to take strong and effective action to reduce cost, improve quality, and shorten cycle time; committed to continuous improvement; recommend and develop innovative processes

· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate well to all levels and kinds of people; able to build appropriate rapport and listen well

· Must be a self-starter, results driven, anticipate/initiate and implement solutions, and proactive

· Must be action-oriented; full of energy for the things that need to be accomplished

· Must have a bias for action; be a decision-maker and team player

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate in English

· Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

· Excellent time management skills and ability to perform multiple tasks at a high level of quality

Don’t meet every single requirement? At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. 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.

Other details

  • Job Family SC02 - ISC Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Hopewell, VA 23860, USA