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Chemical Operator - New Trainee HPW South

Hopewell, VA 23860, USA Req #73
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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

AdvanSix in Hopewell, Virginia has an immediate opening for a Chemical Operator with our Hopewell, VA facility. If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, which is dedicated to; safety, team work and producing a quality product, this will be an excellent opportunity for you.

AdvanSix manufactures a wide variety of intermediate products, including nylon feedstock Caprolactam, nylon resin, ammonium sulfate fertilizers, and specialty polymers, as well as carbon dioxide, sulfuric acid and anhydrous ammonia. Caprolactam and Chemical Intermediates –

AdvanSix makes Caprolactam to produce textile, carpet and industrial fibers, as well as engineered plastics and specialty films. Nadone Cyclohexanone is produced to exacting standards for internal consumption as well as for merchant sale. Naxol cyclohexanol is ideal for use in the production of cyclohexylamine and nylon as well as agricultural products, rubber chemicals, plasticizers and solvent applications. Aegis Nylon Resin – AdvanSix develops and manufactures Aegis nylon resins for demanding applications in flexible packaging and injection molding. Aegis nylon packaging resins are available in a wide array of configurations. Aegis nylon 6 resins can be found in a wide array of applications, including food packaging, consumer packaging, and injection molding.

The Chemical Operator role is within the Hopewell facility in various operating units producing key raw material for the overall Hopewell facility. This position is in a stable work environment which has plenty of work including the opportunity to grow your career with increasing responsibility.

These roles cover operating initially in field role (with progression to control room based role). The position works a 12 hour rotating shift schedule. The job requires the individual to work in adverse weather conditions (cold, hot, humid, rain, snow, etc.).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to standard work and standard operating procedures to ensure unit safety, quality and production goals are met.
  • Responsible to take and interpret readings on various equipment assessing any variation to standard troubleshooting and taking action to redress and bring process back to standard.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 yrs minimum experience in an industrial/manufacturing and/or chemical plant industry

Additional Qualifications:

  • 1 yr Chemical operations background/experience is strongly preferred
  • Ability to work on a 12 hour rotating shift schedule
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to operate a fork truck
  • Ability to perform the physical labor associated with the job
  • Possess a strong work ethic and initiative to learn processes
  • Ability to work at elevated heights - greater than 50 feet
  • Comfortable entering and working in confined spaces
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a safe work space based on following standard work
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and take corrective action within an industrial setting
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills
  • The ability to handle and work with highly hazardous chemical intermediates
  • Ability to wear and work in full body PPE (personal protection equipment) which includes acid suit (acid jacket & acid pants) – full face respirator & hood
  • Ability Load and unload bulk liquid chemical trucks and rail cars
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate through multiple layers of an organization.
  • Computer literate

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.

Other details

  • Job Family SC00 - ISC Hopewell South
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Hopewell, VA 23860, USA