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Field Machinist

Chester, VA, 4101 Bermuda Hundred Road, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States of America Req #151
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
About AdvanSix 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

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
-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.)

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.  AdvanSix Inc. requires all new hires to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated for Covid 19 prior to beginning employment, subject to any legally required accommodation.  In accordance with the law, AdvanSix Inc will consider accommodation requests for an exemption due to medical conditions, including pregnancy, or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination.

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 SC00 - ISC Chesterfield
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Chester, VA, 4101 Bermuda Hundred Road, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States of America