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Experienced Maintenance Helper 46148

Job Requisition ID:  46148

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA


Experienced Maintenance Helper: Provides assistance to skilled craft professionals in performance of maintenance and repair work assignments. Will aid in mechanical and/or electrical/instrument maintenance and repair assignments.  


  • Must provide current resume and any training certifications
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding and commitment to safety 
  • Must perform all the essential elements of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations 
  • Provide clear and concise verbal and written communications 
  • Possess and practice good organizational skills 
  • Be a team player 
  • Be dependable and exercise good time management skills 
  • Must possess the ability to learn the safety and regulatory requirements for the assigned operating area, basic computer skills, and become knowledgeable of a variety of software packages including corporate systems, i.e., Microsoft Office products, Intranet, SAP, computer dispatch system, etc. 
  • Be able to accept and provide constructive feedback 
  • Complete all required training for this position




  • HS Diploma or GED is required.
  • 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 possess a minimum of 5 years' experience in Mechanical, Electrical, or Welding and/or a A.A.S. in Electromechanical/Mechatronics from either Northeast State, Walter State, Virginia Highlands, or Mountain Empire Community College.


Job Requirements: 


  • Workkeys assessment preferred at time of hire.
  • Must have achieved Eastman’s required score levels on the WorkKeys assessments within 12 months of hire date.
  • Workkeys required score levels:
    • Reading for Information / Workplace Documents - Level 6
    • Locating Information / Graphic Literacy - Level 5
    • Applied Mathematics - Level 6


Job Expectations: 


  • Must follow all safety procedures. 
  • Must wear company-provided personal protective equipment such as safety shoes, safety glasses with side shields, and hard hats at all times in designated areas.  Other specialized protective equipment must be worn when required. 
  • If required, must work a twelve (12) hour rotating shift schedule. 
  • Overtime work is required from time to time. 
  • Be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating, sending, and receiving e-mail and data entry. 
  • Have a strong work ethic, demonstrating both initiative and a professional attitude. 
  • Must have clear and concise verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must be able to apply mechanical and electrical aptitude to properly maintain the performance of the equipment within area of responsibility. 
  • Rate of pay is based upon experience
  • Must be able to perform the essential elements of the positions with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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