Electrical Technician

Job Requisition ID:  44498

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 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.



Eastman Specialties Corporation, a global, medium-sized manufacturer of performance chemicals has an excellent opportunity for an Electrical and Instrumentation Technician to work in our Chestertown, Maryland manufacturing plant.


The Electrical Technician is responsible for the maintenance and repair of industrial equipment to ensure safe and reliable operations. The person in this position must be able to respond to call-outs and have flexibility to work overtime. This position works primarily within one of the below specialized skills but will be required to perform some lesser work involved. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in both hot and cold temperature extremes. This position is not eligible for relocation.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (may perform other duties not listed):

  • Duties include installing, inspecting, maintaining, operating, troubleshooting, repairing, and calibrating various mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic equipment. 
  • Perform preventative maintenance checks on electrical and instrumentation components on pumps, compressors, drivers, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Perform Inspection and Maintenance checks on all control systems.
  • Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
  • Participates in Team meetings and activities.  
  • Mentor fellow employees when the opportunity presents itself.
  • Oversee the construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties.
  • Stay up to date on E&I Qualifications and required training.
  • Works from blueprints, line diagrams, wiring schematics, written specifications, sketches, and oral instructions.
  • Makes repairs using reference material and prior experience without specific instruction.
  • Utilizes "state of the art" testing and measurement equipment.
  • Uses available tools and equipment to lift and/or transport heavy loads.
  • Observes maintenance procedures and keeps all tools in good working condition.
  • Uses computers to order parts, plan and schedule work, record equipment history, and retrieve information.
  • Performs work at elevated locations and in confined spaces.
  • Communicates effectively in order to perform essential functions of the job.
  • Follows all Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requirements and other safety procedures outlined in the Safe Practice Manual and Emergency Plan, including evacuation if appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as designated by supervision.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of Electrical experience working in an industrial, residential, military, construction or other technical environment
  • A working knowledge of the following is preferred
    • Handling hazardous materials
    • Completing a lock-out/tag-out process
    • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Experience with the following is preferred:
    • Rebuilding pumps and motors
    • Reading blueprints, wiring schematics
    • Precision measuring
  • Familiarity with basic computer functions such as Outlook e-mail, Excel and Word
  • Must be able to perform the essential elements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Must follow all safety procedures
  • Must wear company-provided personal protective equipment at all times in designated areas as required
  • Overtime is required along with the ability to be on call in a rotation within department
  • Have a strong work ethic, demonstrating both initiative and professional attitude
  • Must have clear, concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to apply mechanical fundamentals to properly operate/maintain the performance of the equipment within area of responsibility


Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Technical certification or degree is a plus
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must speak, read, and write English proficiently
  • Must pass background check, physical and drug screen


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: Cambridge MD

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