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Engineering - Co-Op Student

Chester, VA, USA ● Hopewell, VA 23860, USA Req #427
Tuesday, June 21, 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

Intern and Co-Op Opportunities in Engineering at AdvanSix

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.

You will work alongside AdvanSix business professionals gaining real-world strategic experience. We have implemented an intern educational program and actively recruiting students!

Job description and program expectations:

• Monitor critical elements in the process

• Track performance of assigned operation areas daily

• Develop knowledge of area operations

• Take on process improvement projects

• Work on assigned project – based on engineering field and expertise

• Help answer customer complaints and proactively avoid future complaints

• Assist other Engineers/Career Professionals on Six Sigma Projects

• Daily Operations and Troubleshooting for Processes


January – May (Spring)

May – August (Summer)

August – December (Fall)

Co-op Development Program:

1st Term

Getting acquainted with the Plant - equipment, valves, pumps, sampling techniques, general information, understanding processes.

2nd Term

Development of project oriented tasks - unit operations, assigned long term project

3rd Term

Theory at the plant level - given career professional responsibilities and completion of major, long term project

Co-ops are expected to complete / work three (3) rotating term; no more than 2 consecutive terms in a rotation. Students must return to school to continue coursework.

What Key Learnings can we provide to the co-op?

• General plant operations

• Manufacturing and control strategies

• Unit Operations (crystallizers, reactor, distillation, centrifuges, phase separators, packed columns, solids handling, etc.)

• Project Organization and Completion (Six Sigma Foundation)

Preferred Degrees

Chemical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering

Reliability Engineering

**Co-Ops and Internships are paid by AdvanSix

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 AD01 - Administrators
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Chester, VA, USA
  • Hopewell, VA 23860, USA