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Steam/Pipefitter Mechanic - Jefferson Site 05/2019

Job Requisition ID:  25778

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


This position is located at our Jefferson Site, approximately 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. The Steam/Pipefitter will perform job functions site-wide, to carry out assigned duties in an effective manner.  Activities of the Steam/Pipefitter must be coordinated to assure efficient performance of the various job functions. The employee is required to conduct the job in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner, performing to the principles of our Responsible Care Pledge. 


Job Expectations:

  • Safe and effective use of steam and pipefitting hand tools for industrial welded and screwed pipe fabrication.
  • Exhibit a knowledge of industrial and commercial piping systems. 
  • Duties shall include, but not be limited to the capability to properly assemble plastic, fiberglass, steel screwed, bonded, and welded pipe assemblies. 
  • Exhibit the ability to perform quality welds on ASME B31.3 Process Piping. Specifically be able to qualify to the site’s Section IX Welding Procedure Specifications for carbon steel and stainless steel piping in the 6G position.  
  • Suitably perform solder and brazing operations to fabricate copper and steel tube piping systems
  • Possess adequate mechanical ability to disassemble, repair or rebuild and reassemble valve assemblies and Steam Traps.
  • Exhibit knowledge to read and interpret piping schematics of Boiler Systems, construction drawings and specifications, and have skill at using necessary and proper manual and power tools and measuring apparatus to efficiently fit and fabricate piping sub-assemblies.
  • Maintain required records in legible, accurate manner.  Maintain good housekeeping in various work areas.
  • Strong initiative (able to direct one's work efforts with little supervision)
  • Strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and listening
  • Crane experience helpful


Qualifications – External Requirements:

  • Must possess valid PA Driver's License.
  • Must be 18 years of age and authorized to work in the United States.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Journeyman Papers or euivalent education
  • Favorable (clear) Background Check.
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and be clean-shaven at all times.
  • Must be willing to work indoors and outdoors regardless of weather.
  • Must wear all required PPE including hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toe boots, and long sleeves at all times.
  • Strong communication skills to interact with co-workers, other departments, and supervision.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Able to operate a forklift.
  • Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating procedures, and equipment manuals.
  • Able to remain active for long periods of time; frequent stair climbing, bending, and squatting are required.
  • Work in a chemical manufacturing environment or similar process industry is preferred.


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: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Pipefitter, Mechanic, Welding, Electrical, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering

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