Maintenance Planner (Richmond)

  • Augusta (Richmond County)

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,100 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Aurubis -Richmond is a greenfield site. A greenfield project can describe any project that a team starts from scratch. Your team will heavy rely on you to build and help create policy and procedures.

We are excitedly seeking positions at our newest facility located in Augusta, GA (Richmond County).  We are committed to leading the way by influencing a sustainable future for our communities, by developing innovative solutions and by positively affecting the lives of our employees.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an onsite Maintenance Planner to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for planning and scheduling maintenance activities to ensure the reliable operation of equipment and facilities. The successful candidate will work closely with maintenance technicians, engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure maintenance tasks are completed on time, within budget, and in compliance with safety and environmental regulations.

Maintenance Planner (Richmond)

Your Tasks


  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive maintenance program, including preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and corrective maintenance.
  • Plan and schedule maintenance activities to minimize downtime and maximize equipment availability.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities with production schedules to minimize disruptions to operations.
  • Develop detailed work plans, including labor and material requirements, and ensure work orders are complete and accurate.
  • Monitor and update maintenance metrics, such as work order completion rates, downtime, and equipment availability.
  • Ensure all maintenance activities are in compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Work with maintenance technicians, engineers, and other stakeholders to identify and prioritize maintenance needs.
  • Review and evaluate maintenance procedures and recommend improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, including work orders, equipment history, and maintenance logs.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to maintenance technicians and other staff as needed.

Your Profile


  • Minimum of 4-5 years of experience in maintenance planning or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of maintenance principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of maintenance software and systems, such as CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Special Soft Skills Needed

  • Must exhibit exemplary communication skills.
  • Must exhibit a leader-coach mentality and act as a change agent with a team-oriented focus.
  • Must be able to demonstrate being a key leader within cultural change.
  • Ability to comprehend complex problems.
  • Effectively communicate targets and goals to his/her team.
  • Gives and takes constructive feedback.
  • Capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and high level of independence (in planning, organization, execution and control).
  • Mindset of challenging and embracing change.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to keep a cool head even in stressful situations. Comfortable “pivoting” quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Able to successfully juggle multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability as an outstanding team player and a successful independent worker.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be willing and physically able to walk/work in, observe and spend time in a smelter environment
  • Must be willing and physically able to work in intense heat situations
  • Prolonged periods of walking, standing, bending, climbing, balancing, crouching and kneeling.
  • May have prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer, in meetings or presenting and training
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times
  • Ability to travel throughout facility as required to conduct audits and/or walk-throughs
  • Must wear all required PPE when in protected areas.
  • Required to reach and grasp with hands and reach with arms
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to respond to any safety incident quickly and effectively and/or accident including First Responder duties.
  • Willing and physically able to travel domestically and/or internationally, if requested
  • This is an extensively physical role

We Offer

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • STD
  • LTD
  • Competitive Vacation Plan
  • ...and more!


Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.

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Aurubis considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.