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Industrial Controls Systems Engineer

Hopewell, VA 23860, USA Req #418
Thursday, June 16, 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 http://www.advansix.com.

Are you a dynamic and innovative technical professional experienced in IT infrastructure? Through one of our Foundations of Excellence, Technology Enabled Continuous Improvement, we are driving digital transformation through our Industry 4.0 vision. We need your help to achieve meaningful outcomes in this journey! Join a growing, contemporary IT team in this pivotal role with exposure and opportunity to grow strategically with the organization. You will support programs across the organization, implementing the strategic vision for process automation across our five manufacturing sites, strengthening operational capability. At AdvanSix, we are our customers’ trusted partner for Advantaged Chemistries by caring, innovating, and advancing together. We value diversity and support inclusivity. Join the AdvanSix family today and advance with us!


What you’ll be doing:

  • Deliver Meaningful Outcomes:
  • Plan, install, maintain, and upgrade infrastructure components to ensure continuous availability of PCN; establish and document appropriate operational standards and procedures
  • Manage Plant Control Network (PCN) Infrastructure:
  • Partner with AdvanSix cybersecurity colleagues to execute a strong cybersecurity posture on the plant control network (PCN) through patch management, anti-virus solutions and modern back-up processes
  • Support Cyber Protections:
  • Monitor and troubleshoot system issues, identifying root cause through analysis
  • Ensure Optimal Performance:
  • Promote teamwork, alignment, and transparency, building strong partnerships with IT and manufacturing colleagues. Recommend / pursue external collaboration; provide technical guidance and support to ensure safe and sustainable operations

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, or related engineering fields
  • Minimum 4+ years of progressive experience in VMware vSphere, DNS, Active Directory, LDAP, Web services, performance monitoring, server provisioning and patching, backup and recovery, or related activities
  • Familiarity with distributed control systems such as Experion and Foxboro and other automation technologies (Dynamo, Uniformance, AspenTech) preferred

What will enable your success:

  • Dynamic, curious learner with desire to understand new perspectives and opportunities, to explore new ways to solve problems
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented with proven success working independently and with diverse teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to coordinate activities with team members and management and explain technical issues in a simple way
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills including active listening
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to handle issues that may arise
  • Able to manage multiple projects including scoping and costing
  • Experience building collaborative partnerships with technology suppliers; ability to manage technology service providers in support and project engagements
  • Foundational understanding of networking technologies
  • Ensure robust asset management through proper change management
  • Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation
  • Some travel is required (10%)
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