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Mechanical Project Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  36736

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 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


As mechanical project engineer you will be responsible for the support of Saflex manufacturing processes, products and services, through effective solving of existing and/or emerging deficiencies, in order to establish worldwide leadership position. This includes professional trouble shooting assistance, cross-departmental transfer of knowledge, development of concept/strategy and implementation of efficient engineering projects.
Job Responsibilities
▪ analyze, identify, develop and implement equipment improvements will be your main responsibility
▪ manage and implement plant projects, as defined in the capital plan, according to project premises of safety, timing, quality, volume and cost.
▪ coordinate and follow-up project activities with internal and external resources
▪ provide technical expertise & assistance in case of acute/chronic equipment performance deficiencies within Saflex Manufacturing
▪ prepare technical/educational material and present this information to various groups
▪ maintain right to operate conditions in the Saflex process to assure the continuity of the Ghent operations
▪ stay on top of, amongst others, extrusion based equipment technology
▪ cultivate networks with people across a variety of functions and locations within the organization


Candidate profile
  •  You hold a Master’s degree in Mechanical engineering.
  •  You are an autonomic, entrepreneurial and ambitious person who has high electromechanical engineering skills & knowledge with a focus on mechanical and equipment improvements of an automated extrusion and packaging line.
  •  You’re able to navigate through a very dynamic workplace.
  •  A team player with hands on mentality and excellent communication skills, who can communicate his technical expertise efficiently to others and who is capable of leading multi-discipline project teams Fluent in Dutch and English

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

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