Maintenance Planner

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 Maintenance Planner is responsible for planning and scheduling all maintenance activities for an assigned area within the facilities. This is a fast-paced position that must thrive in a dynamic team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Estimate and initiate work orders both mechanical and E/I; prepare, forecast, and explain cost variance for outage work

· Procure equipment and materials and outside services with focus on fixed price packages

· Held accountable for managing repairs, purchases, invoices, and receipts for outage work

· Responsibility for kitting outage work

· Review backlog outage maintenance notifications in SAP and progress P4 work orders ahead of outage

· Develop and maintain mechanical maintenance documentation and make updates as needed

· Bill materials as required for outages

· Develop and update job plans for specific repairs and pieces of equipment

· Audit and retain shop papers and job history forms for mechanical maintenance

· Communicate with Area Coordinators / Mechanical FLS (First Line Supervisors) on daily activities and work priorities

· Accountable for administrative oversight of Contractors (including nested contractors)

· Other duties as required

Basic Qualifications:

· High school diploma or GED and 5+ years of experience in an industrial manufacturing environment OR Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

Additional Qualifications:

· Strong written and verbal communication skills

· Strong organizational skills

· Strong leadership skills

· Experience in use of IT tools to forecast and monitor key outage metrics, e.g., work hours and task progression

· Experience in Primavera preferred (planning/scheduling program)

· Project management experience preferred

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization

· Demonstrated ability to incorporate safety into foundations of work activities

· Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives

· Demonstrated ability to generate and implement work process improvements

· Able to manage multiple priorities

· Knowledgeable in repair techniques for a broad application of equipment

· Demonstrated ability to coordinate repairs

· Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

· Strong computer skills

· Strong skills in SAP-PM, Microsoft Office, and Production Loss Accounting Tools

· Understanding of Maintenance Excellence Protocols

· Knowledge of repair techniques for a broad application of equipment

· Proficient in Six Sigma tools and Lean Concepts for business process improvement

· Must be highly motivated, self-directed individual with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills



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!