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Chemical Process Engineer

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Chemical Process Engineer

Philadelphia, PA, USA 
About AdvanSix 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

The AdvanSix Frankford facility is a respectful workplace that supports safety, workforce capability, and employee engagement at all levels. We treat each other with respect, look out for each other’s safety, continuously learn, and identify opportunities for improvement to drive higher performance. Our facility is located on 50 acres in Northeast Philadelphia in the Bridesburg neighborhood at 2501 Margaret Street. Our facility is one of North America's largest phenol manufacturing plants. Our key products are chemical intermediates: phenol, acetone, and alpha-methylstyrene, which are sold to customers around the world. Our facility provides a vital feedstock to our Hopewell, Virginia Site, where it is used to make caprolactam, the primary raw material in the production of nylon polymer, used in the manufacture of carpet fibers, performance plastics and films.

Position Summary: 

The Process Engineer interacts with the business, R&D, and plant groups to identify improvements and expansions to existing product lines. This position develops new products and processes that will sustain and grow the business This position ensures that the process engineering standards and procedures are met during the development, design, and construction phases of a project and works to improve these processes in parallel. The Process Engineer provides process technology support to operating plants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) packages for the business segments
  • Manage engineering design deliverables including:
    • Process design narratives
    • Scaling up laboratory and pilot scale technologies to commercialization scale
    • Conducting design risk assessments
    • Detailed peer reviews of process designs
    • Mass and energy balances
    • Process simulations
  • Process Flow Diagrams, Piping, and Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Control system narratives
  • Process equipment and instrumentation sizing and specification development
  • Leading Process Hazard Analysis/HAZOP activities
  • Supporting capital project engineers through detailed design, equipment purchases, construction, and startup
  • Become an expert on the process chemistry, operating philosophy, and the process design basis for the equipment
  • Act as technical lead for work teams with a goal to identify and implement productivity projects
  • 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in process, production, and/or manufacturing engineering within the chemical, petroleum, and/or polymer industrial manufacturing environments

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Front-End-Loading (FEL) and stage gate project development for major capital projects
  • Experience in commodity chemical/petrochemical processing
  • Experience in Process Safety Management covered processes
  • Experience in major and minor process equipment design, selection, commissioning, and startup (heat exchangers, pumps, distillation columns, reactors, relief devices)
  • Experience in designing and executing projects
  • Proficient in Aspen Plus, PipeFlo, Minitab, Excel, InstruCalc, Process Historians (e.g. Uniformance)
  • Familiarity with DCS programs such as Experion, Foxboro, or DeltaV
  • Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented with proven success working independently and in a multi-functional team environment
  • Excellent organizational, planning verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects
  • Able to use influence to accomplish goals and objectives

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.  AdvanSix Inc. requires all new hires to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated for Covid 19 prior to beginning employment, subject to any legally required accommodation.  In accordance with the law, AdvanSix Inc will consider accommodation requests for an exemption due to medical conditions, including pregnancy, or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination.

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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60406232
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Company Name: AdvanSix
  • Position Title: Chemical Process Engineer
  • Industry: Chemical
  • Job Function: Engineering
  • Degree Required: Bachelors
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years

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