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Maintenance Planner

Maintenance Planner

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Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?
Are you always solving?
Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.
Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Planner to join our Specialty Chemicals plant located in Hopewell, VA. This position will report to the Maintenance Manager.


The Ashland Hopewell site is a specialty chemicals plant with a heavy emphasis on chemistry.  We produce a variety of cellulose-based chemicals in 5 distinct operating plants.  Our varied products are used by a broad range of other industries including Paint & Coatings, Food, Pharmaceutical, Energy, and Construction.  This broad base provides many opportunities for growth.  On the Hopewell plant, there are many of the classic unit operations.  This includes Reactions, Distillation, Separations, Drying, and Grinding.



This Position will be responsible for providing professional planning and scheduling of maintenance tasks for all production and support areas with minimum impact on production activities. The position will be responsible for coordinating major equipment work, contract work, maintenance scheduling, with a focus on capital projects and predictive and preventative maintenance.  This position reports to the Maintenance Manager.


Position Responsibilities 

  • Develop detailed job plans including all labor, materials, tools, safety precautions and requirements, and work procedures for repairs, alterations, and preventative maintenance for the facility and all types of equipment. Interact/provide a Leadership role with various team members and vendors to maintain effective working relationships. Responsible for short and long term scheduling to ensure these objectives are met.
  • Identify appropriate PM requirements and maintaining CMMS with up to date tasks and frequency data
  • Coordinate appropriate resource planning and scheduling including required labor, subcontractors, materials and tools to support maintenance and project activities
  • Manage and maintain the workflow process including work identification, planning, scheduling, execution, and auditing.
  • Review, set-up if required, and maintain all preventive maintenance work orders in the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) including establishing/reviewing job plans and task work order frequency.
  • Operate within existing safety guidelines.


**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.


Preferred Knowledge - Skills – Abilities:


  • Strong applied knowledge in general maintenance and basic electrical knowledge
  • Experience utilizing a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high intensity environment
  • Demonstrated people and leadership skills with track record of achieving positive business results
  • Knowledge of and experience in mechanical reliability programs
  • Basic auto-cad experience
  • Must be able to use precision measuring devices, such as micrometer, calipers and squares. 

 Physical Demands:  

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders

Basic Qualifications 

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience to include a minimum:
    • BS Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or Engineering Technology Degrees OR
    • High School Diploma / GED Equivalent with 5 years experience in facilities maintenance scheduling in an industrial setting, plus 3 years experience as General Mechanic
  • Ability to work within Microsoft Office products- Excel; Word; Outlook
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2018-7131 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier, global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are approximately 6,500 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Our people are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications. Visit to learn more. 


Ashland. always solving


We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


The Ashland Way


Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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