Machinist – Chesterfield

Chester, 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 Maintenance Millwright/Mechanic works with all levels of the Maintenance Organization to repair and perform preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment, ensuring the safe and profitable operation of the Chesterfield Plant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing:

o Pumps, compressors, blowers, fans, and gearboxes

o Shafts, bearings, seals, packing

o Couplings, clutches, and brakes

o Belt and chain drives, including sheaves and sprockets

o Conveying systems

o Pelletizers and rotary driers

o Lubrication and hydraulic systems

o Pneumatic and vacuum systems

· Performing equipment balancing and laser alignments

· Performing and documenting predictive and preventive maintenance work

· Cutting, grinding, soldering, brazing, and welding equipment and supports

· Rigging and lifting equipment as needed

· Using precision measuring and layout tools

· Using shop machining tools and equipment

· Supporting job plan and shop paper development, parts identification and ordering

· Interfacing with equipment manufacturers, specialists, and technical support consultants

· Updating maintenance documentation for critical plant equipment

· Providing daily support to all plant operations in order to continue 24/7 operations

· Performing scheduled and non-scheduled work orders

· Looking up, reading, and understanding manuals, schematics, and P&ID’s

· Willing to work overtime when required

· Able to perform physical tasks in an industrial plant environment including, but not limited to climbing ladders and performing confined space entries

· Willing and able to be trained and learn new technologies as the skills of an Electrician advance with new technologies and applications

Basic Qualifications:

· Millwright journeyman card or minimum 4 years of maintenance experience as a millwright/mechanic in a chemical plant, refinery, or similar industrial facility

· High school diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications:

· Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills

· Knowledge of mechanical system design, selection, repair techniques and performance assessment

· Well-rounded field experience applying good engineering practices to repair work for a variety of typical process plant rotating and fixed equipment

· Willing and able to be trained and learn new technologies as the skills of a Millwright advance with new technologies and applications

· Knowledge of tools and methods necessary to troubleshoot and maintain mechanical equipment

· Knowledge of OSHA regulations and ability to comply with OSHA procedures

· Ability to read and understand blueprints and repair manuals

· Ability to perform basic math computations

· Self-motivated and goal-oriented individual with proven success working independently and in a multi-functional team environment

Physical Requirements:

· Ability to lift and move objects that weigh up to 50 lbs., and exert up to 75 pounds pull

· Ability to wear protective equipment for extended periods such as hard hats, goggles, gloves, ear plugs, safety glasses, hot suits, etc.

· Ability to work with hazardous materials

· Ability to work alone and in isolated areas, work around hot surfaces and high temperatures

· Ability to work at elevated heights – greater than 50 feet, and in confined spaces with appropriate PPE

· Required to work on uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces and in adverse weather conditions (cold, hot, humid, rain, snow, etc.)

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!