Field Machinist / Millwright – Hopewell

Richmond, VA

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.

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Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences


Position Summary:

The Field Machinist/Millwright works with all levels of the Maintenance Organization to repair and perform preventative maintenance on electrical equipment, ensuring the safe and profitable operation of the Hopewell Plant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Disassemble and reassemble equipment for repair or transportation
  • Repair and install equipment such as shafting, conveyors and tram rails
  • Overhauling, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing chemical plant production equipment, which includes but is not limited to turbines, fans, blowers, pumps, gearboxes, and conveyors
  • Proficient with using dial indicator and laser alignment
  • Calculating dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments
  • Measuring, examining, and testing completed units to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers
  • Reviewing sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products, and determining product dimensions and tolerances
  • Selecting the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work
  • Laying out, measuring, and marking metal stock to display placement of cuts
  • Maintain and PM machine tools in shop
  • Work with a range of hand tools including measuring tools, standard tools and power tools
  • Other work as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 5 years’ experience in industrial machine maintenance and repairs

Additional Qualifications:

  • Licensed Journeyman-level Millwright / Machinist or successful completion of state certified apprenticeship program or equivalent relative craft experience
  • Successful candidate will be responsible for supplying their own tools starting first day on the job
  • Knowledge of mechanical fits and tolerances
  • Knowledge of tools and methods necessary to troubleshoot and maintain Industrial production equipment
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in working with High-Speed Machinery
  • Knowledge of the principles of Mechanics
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and ability to comply with OSHA procedures
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, control system drawings and repair manuals
  • Ability to perform basic math computations
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Machining parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders
  • Setting up, adjusting, and operating all the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools to perform precision machining operations
At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

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.

Application Process

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  • It is easy to apply for AdvanSix jobs online. Create a profile in DayForce and upload your resume or fill in the form with your job history.
  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!