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Sr. Reliability Engineer

Frankford, Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #422
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
About 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 located in Northeast Philadelphia and is one of North America’s largest producers of phenol, which is sold to customers around the world. This phenol is also shipped to our Hopewell, Virginia, site, where it is used to make caprolactam, the primary feedstock in the production of nylon polymer, which is used in carpet fibers, plastics, and films. The Frankford plant also produces other chemical intermediates, including acetone and alpha-methylstyrene, which are used in a variety of applications including solvents, resins, and plastics.

The Sr. Reliability Engineer/Chief Inspector works closely with maintenance/reliability engineers, contract inspectors, operating area personnel, and all levels of the Maintenance organization to ensure the safe operation of the plant. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage mechanical integrity inspection systems for piping, storage tanks, pressure vessels, boilers, and pressure relief devices
  • Direct team of contract inspectors that perform API 510, 570, and 653 inspections of process equipment, prepare reports & memorandums, construct inspection drawings, and enter inspection data into database
  • Manage remaining life of fixed equipment and provide to Mechanical Integrity leader for replacement and/or upgrade
  • Manage document control system of inspection reports, construction drawings, repairs, and other regulatory compliance documents
  • Provide analysis of failed equipment to determine and eliminate cause(s)
  • Identify and interface with preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists, and technical support consultants
  • Draft maintenance job plans for specific repair and alteration activities in compliance with National Board Inspection Code, ASME, API 653, and PADEP
  • Prepare formal technical reports to document repair actions, failure analyses, equipment, and process improvements and inspection findings
  • Participate in site health, safety, and environmental (HSE) activities
  • Develop and maintain job plans for specific repair activities
  • Develop, maintain, and update maintenance documentation (e.g., repair reports, bill of materials, upgrade recommendations) for critical plant equipment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Relevant Engineering/Technical Degree
  • 10+ years of experience of mechanical design, selection, repair techniques and performance assessment of boilers, pressure vessels, aboveground storage tanks, piping, and pressure relief devices
  • Knowledge and experience with National Board Inspection Code & API 510/570/653
  • Experience with ASME B31.1, B31.3, and Boiler & Pressure Vessel codes

Additional Qualifications:

  • PE Certification
  • API 510, 570 and 653 certifications
  • Knowledge and experience with API 580/581 and API 650
  • Hands-on experience using SAP work management system or similar
  • Experience with GE APM/Meridium software for management and documentation of inspections
  • Experience with Root Cause Failure Analysis and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Experience in a leadership role; temporary or interim assignment acceptable
  • Experience in a unionized environment preferred
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to perform physical tasks in an industrial plant environment including, but not limited to climbing ladders and performing confined space entries
  • Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented with proven success working independently and in a multi-functional team environment
  • Able to manage multiple priorities
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
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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  • Frankford, Philadelphia, PA, USA