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Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  43238

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


This is a Site Engineering position for the Anniston, AL, Heat Transfer Fluids & Aviation Hydraulic Fluids manufacturing site, which is part of the Additives and Functional Products Division. This position involves leading initiatives with onsite resources, contractors and corporate experts to implement cost and capital improvement projects.

Primary responsibilities include: 
•    Perform testing, data collection, and interpretation of results, to provide plant improvement opportunities and justify projects
•    Troubleshoot plant issues with bias towards a timely response
•    Identify and implement improvement projects (safety, quality, cost), to drive improvements at the site.
•    Establish and maintain long-range reliability improvement plans focusing on sustainable results
•    Lead investigations into the root cause of site incidents and manufacturing failures to prevent reoccurrence
•    Provide small and large project leadership, with a bias for timely completion to meet business needs
•    Champion predictive maintenance techniques employing industry best practices
•    This position reports to the Engineering & Maintenance Manager

Other duties may include:
•    Support and/or direct the activities of wage maintenance technician(s) via training on project scopes and best practices
Work closely with other engineers, operations, and maintenance resources to develop and prioritize improvement projects. Coordinate resources for implementation
•    Develop & lead reliability efforts to meet key business and site initiatives in a safe manner
•    Maintain site engineering standards in areas of expertise
•    Communicate effectively and appropriately to all stakeholders
•    Recommend spare parts for reliability-critical equipment
•    Develop expertise in large multistage compressors, pumps, fans, turbines and other electromechanical rotating equipment
•    Employ use of modern tools to enhance reliability at the site
•    Working knowledge exotic metals and material composition
•    Design equipment to be highly reliable, maintainable, economical, operable, and safe
•    Maintain relationships with various technical and business organizations that focus on reliability engineering and maintenance issues
•    Optimize/rationalize and develop preventative maintenance plans


Possess a good working knowledge of:
•    Equipment reliability measures (MTBF, MTTF, MTBR, OEE, etc.)
•    Improvement tools and techniques (SPC, six-sigma, etc.)
•    Investigative techniques (FMEA, RCFA, etc.)
•    OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) 
•    Project Management small and large projects


Must meet the following:  
•    Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering 
•    >3 years of related experience
•     SAP experience preferred 

Must be able to perform essential job tasks: 
•    Communicate effectively (both written and oral) with all levels of the organization as well as with other business stakeholders
•    Effectively work with and/or lead teams of peers
•    Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite & other computer applications

Must be able to meet the following requirements:
•    Able to work in United States without sponsorship
•    Able to utilize typical personal protective equipment without difficulty
•    Able to physically access equipment throughout the plant on multiple levels

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Nearest Major Market: Anniston

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