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Mechanical maint project engineer Gent Zuid - BE

Job Requisition ID:  24867

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit

Within the Operational Excellence Service department, we currently have a vacancy in Ghent South (Belgium) for a


This is the Role

As mechanical maintenance project engineer you will be responsible for the support of Saflex manufacturing processes, products and services, trough 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.

As mechanical maintenance project engineer, you

  • analyze, identify, develop, implement and follow up on equipment or process improvements will be your main responsibility
  • perform feasibility study on newly identified capital projects.
  • 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 by 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 extrusion based equipment technology
  • cultivate networks with people across a variety of functions and locations within the organization


This is who you are
An autonomic, entrepreneurial and ambitious person who has high engineering skills & knowledge with a focus on mechanical and equipment improvements of an automated extrusion and packaging line.

A team player with hands-on mentality, excellent communication skills, who can communicate his technical expertise efficiently to others and who is capable of leading multi-discipline projects teams.

This is what you bring

  • Master in Mechanical engineering
  • 3 years of experience
  • Fluent in Dutch and English


This is what we offer
Our spirit of innovation and collaboration along with our diversified business line creating challenges and opportunities for growth is what makes Eastman a great place to build a career. Here, you can find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment.
Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.


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.

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