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Sr. Specialist, Safety, Security, & Emergency Response

Frankford, Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #202
Tuesday, May 3, 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 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 Sr. Safety Specialist will provide leadership, guidance, technical problem solving, and program implementation support in Safety, Emergency Response, Fire Protection, & Security. This role reports to the Plant Health, Safety, & Environmental Manager.


  • Responsible to ensure the Plant Emergency Response Team (ERT) is prepared to safely and effectively respond to emergency situations, minimize exposure to personnel, community, and environment, and mitigate damage to property and equipment
  • Ensure site security is compliant with Maritime Transportation Security Act and in line with company standards
  • Work with stakeholders to build a strong safety culture that engages all employees
  • Responsible for Fire Protection and Security assets, including maintenance and inspections of fire extinguishers, cameras, sprinkler systems, hydrants, valves, and security/fire alarm systems
  • Determine emergency response equipment needs and evaluate new equipment and technology as appropriate
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable corporate, local, state and federal requirements
  • Continuously improve site safety, security, and emergency response procedures, training, and processes
  • Provide technical input into safety, security, and emergency response policies, processes, and procedures
  • Coordinate internal and external emergency response and security communications and training
  • Oversee security and emergency response drills in support of tactical emergency response preparedness and the assessment of performance through debriefings, exercise critiques, and lessons learned
  • Maintain site Confined Space Inventory, Rescue Plans, & Entry Plans
  • Lead effective incident investigations to determine root cause and ensure implementation of corrective and preventative actions
  • Site representative for the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • Manage Fire Protection impairment database and ensure proper work order prioritizations
  • Maintain accurate training and inspection records
  • Facilitate external compliance audits of safety, security and fire protection programs
  • Drive continuous improvement in safety, fire protection and security programs through audits and inspections
  • Act as site Subject Matter Expert to answer questions and respond to safety and contractor safety program related issues
  • Act as element owner in Site RC-14001 Management System
  • Role model the site Safety Observation program and drive employee engagement
  • Site Facility Security Officer (FSO) with direct oversight of 3rd party Security service contract
  • Direct oversight of 3rd party Fire Protection Officers (FPO’s) and manage overall service contract
  • Manage Emergency Response, Fire Protection, and Security budget

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety, Fire Protection, Safety Science or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in Safety, Fire Protection, or Emergency Response

Additional Qualifications:

  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or other related certifications are a plus
  • Ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Familiarity of safety regulations/programs pertaining to chemical operations and basic understanding of safety work processes (i.e., Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space Permitting, work permits)
  • Familiarity with Firefighting, Confined Space Rescue, Incident Command Systems, and/or HAZMAT Technician EMT
  • Basic knowledge of NFPA, OSHA, & MTSA regulations standards
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple / varied tasks efficiently
  • Demonstrated proficiency with incident investigations and root cause analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong bias for action, a sense of urgency, and the ability to match critical and integrative thinking with the ability to drive results  
  • Self-motivated, able to perform with minimal supervision
  • Well-developed interpersonal, oral communication and writing skills
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 SC03 - ISC HSE
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Frankford, Philadelphia, PA, USA