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Sr. Reliability Engineer 1

Chester, VA, USA Req #449
Tuesday, November 15, 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 http://www.advansix.com.

AdvanSix is a leading manufacturer of Nylon 6, a polymer resin used by customers to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments and films. These products, in turn, are used in a wide range of applications, including automotive, food and industrial packaging, carpeting, wire and cable, building and construction, and sports apparel. AdvanSix is also fully integrated into the important building blocks of caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, phenol, acetone and more. These capabilities, combined with a robust supply chain, exceptional quality control and an innovation mindset, support sustainable growth and value.

The Electrical Reliability Engineer is responsible for electrical reliability projects supporting the Maintenance and Reliability organization at the Chesterfield Plant by applying Reliability Engineering principles, statistical data analysis and supporting work process. This is a fast-paced position that must thrive in a dynamic team environment.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting all electrical maintenance in a plant environment Responsible for evaluating recurring electrical and controls failures to determine root cause and corrective action

  • Responsible for overseeing preventative and predictive maintenance programs for electrical equipment and controls

  • Responsible for electrical oversight of activities generated by the Management of Change process

  • Responsible for supporting capital projects from design phase to startup

  • Responsible for identifying and utilizing preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists, and consultants

  • Inspection of new and repaired electrical equipment and for making spare parts recommendations

  • Managing the predictive monitoring of equipment, documenting repairs, PM equipment inspections during TARs

  • Provide technical assistance to the hourly I&E Technicians work group, as needed

  • Provide guidance on new electrical equipment technology, plant standards and drawing updates

  • Develop and implement Reliability and Maintenance procedures pertaining to Electrical Equipment

  • Partner with the I&E group to ensure MI compliance program pertaining Substations, MCC’s and Emergency Generators.

  • Train and assist people how to prepare Reliability Plans for critical electrical equipment: Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Operator Monitoring, Critical Repair activities, and Spare Parts bills of materials quality assurance

  • Analyze failures and recommend corrective action

  • Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) teams and use lean principles to perform work

  • Lead Reliability-focused Failure Modes and Effects Analyses teams where appropriate

  • Functional Owner of the electrical elements of Inspection, Testing and Preventive Maintenance standards for OSHA 1910.119 Mechanical Integrity element of Process Safety Management

  • Maintain currency with developments in the electrical field to recommend improvements to current practices

  • Develop and implement reliability control plans for electrical systems as part of an ongoing asset risk management initiative

  • Lead electrical equipment performance troubleshooting as requested/required

  • Actively participate in plant safety programs and maintain a knowledge and understanding of Process Safety Management, OSHA requirements, and other safety standards

  • Participate in all aspects of AdvanSix Operating Systems

  • Other duties as required
     

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field

  • 7+ years of experience as a reliability engineer specializing in instrumentation and controls experience
     

Additional Qualifications:

    • Experience in chemical/petrochemical plant maintenance and/or reliability engineering experience Knowledge of electrical design, selection, repair techniques and performance assessment

    • Experience in electrical reliability (low and medium voltage electrical distribution equipment, VFD’s, motors and motor control systems)

    • Knowledge in the use and application of predictive technologies (infrared, testing history, diagnostic software/systems)

    • Familiarity/experience with Fault Current, Coordination and Arc Flash Studies.

    • Experience using SAP work management system, Meridium, or similar system for reliability data collection and analysis

    • Experience with National Electric Code, NFPA 70E and ISA standards

    • Familiarity with safety procedures and requirements in a hazardous chemical environment

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    • Strong organizational, leadership, and influencing skills

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

    • Demonstrated ability to incorporate safety into foundations of work activities

    • Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives

    • Demonstrated ability to generate and implement work process improvements

    • Ability to analyze complex technical issues and develop robust solutions

    • Ability to manage multiple priorities

    • Knowledgeable in repair and troubleshooting techniques for electrical and instrumentation equipment

    • Familiarity with Lean and Six Sigma tools for business process improvement

    • Demonstrated ability to be highly motivated, self-directed who can work with limited daily supervision or instruction

    • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

    • Ability to work in various weather conditions in an industrial environment

    • Ability to perform physical tasks in an industrial plant environment including, but not limited to climbing ladders and performing confined space entries


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.
 

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Other details

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